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Tufts University CEO Anthony P. Monaco
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156 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good health insurance, option for 403b, reasonable work life balance depending on PI(in 28 reviews)

  • "Friendly work environment, supportive co-workers(in 39 reviews)

Cons
  • "sometimes used because graduate interns have the experience but low pay(in 15 reviews)

  • "Work life balance is quite challenging(in 7 reviews)

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  1. Teaching Assistant

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Tufts University part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Learn how to articulately break down and explain a difficult problem.

    Cons

    Grading requires lots of time

  2. Best Job

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Medford, MA

    I have been working at Tufts University full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Flexible timing, a great mentor to work with

    Cons

    Sometimes the heating system doesn't work properly in the basements offices.

  3. Keep you occupied! Great Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Art Gallery Assistant 
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    I worked at Tufts University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The Art gallery is a very quiet space during normal days, but the supervisors and team I work with really hype it up. A lot of good exhibitions, there will be brochure for everyone to take and look at. GAs typically paid 12/hr

    Cons

    sometimes a little bit boring, need to ask for tasks to do. but overall accepatble

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    Great Education Benefits

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Medford, MA
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    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tufts University full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Free classes at a top tier university. If you can put in the time, you can earn a Master's for free. There's also a reimbursement program if you want to take classes somewhere other than Tufts. Great place to start your career.

    Cons

    The pay is low, and there are few opportunities for advancement. You really have to fight hard to get a promotion or a raise. Tufts in general is also struggling financially - budget deficits across the board. A large part of this is the administrative bloat, and a lack of thriftiness on the part of budget decision makers. Some of that is unavoidable in an institution of this size, but improving coordination across...

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    Advice to Management

    Coordinate between departments more frequently so that you can use your endowment more effectively. Much of what you're spending money on is stuff that "we've always done." However, what you've always done has caused a budget deficit. Don't be afraid to innovate, and let people/programs go if they are not actually adding value.

  5. Helpful (1)

    Stable job with solid benefits and great coworkers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Medford, MA
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    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tufts University full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    -Great health insurance, generous sick policy, and on-site nurses just for employees; they really have your back when it comes to health -Full-time employees can take classes at the university (amazing) -Very steady 9-5 lifestyle (or 8-4 or 10-6 depending on what you worked out with your supervisor, outside of the parental flex time options) -Flexible scheduling options for parents -On-site gym, pool, library -Solid...

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    Cons

    -Very slow advancement/promotion cycle, which I think is typical for the industry but still a bummer -Stagnation. While 9-5 is great for having a life outside of work, it's very easy to coast, not work with urgency, or stop improving your skillset. Great for parents or folks who are settled in their careers, not as great for people who want to grow their careers and be challenged. That said, you can learn a lot by pushing...

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  6. Grader at Tufts Univerisy

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Tufts University part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      It's a great opportunity to gain some teaching assistant experience. When you grade homework, you also get to refresh the materials of the course you grade.

      Cons

      Working hours sometimes clashing with schoolwork commitment

    • Convenient hours

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      Current Employee - Teaching Assistant 
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      Neutral Outlook
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      I have been working at Tufts University part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      - friendly staff, depends on professor

      Cons

      - students can be a little demanding

    • Fun and social part-time job

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        Former Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant 
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        I worked at Tufts University part-time

        Pros

        The biology department has a great structure to allow UTAs to really engage with students There is a fun and supportive community that develops between the UTAs and grad TAs They really listen to feedback that is given on all fronts and work to constantly improve the classes and labs and experiences for all

        Cons

        I can't speak for every department so this is just from a biology lab perspective Not everyone is energetic to teach or has an interest in teaching

      • Typical campus job

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at Tufts University part-time

          Pros

          Flexible hours and friendly atmosphere.

          Cons

          There are no cons to note.

        • Graduate Student

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            Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Medford, MA

            I worked at Tufts University full-time for more than 6 years

            Pros

            You do not pay tuition

            Cons

            You don't get any benefits.

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