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Updated May 24, 2017
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  • Low pay due to the fact that we are a graduate program (in 8 reviews)

  • I did not work for that long so I have no idea what the cons are for people working full time (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Ideal work environment...."

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    Current Employee - Research Technician in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Boston, MA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, vacation time, flexibility, location...The list goes on!

    Cons

    Pay is good for the job, but wouldn't mind more... Also, not much room for advancement...


  2. "Master of science postgraduate training"

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    Current Employee - Resident in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Resident in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good environment to develop and many ways to enrich your knowledge, good opportunity to meet people from different countries with different backgrounds

    Cons

    location of the dental school and too strict in certain aspects, i would suggest more flexibility in terms of new employees

    Advice to Management

    they are doing good job, the university is very clinically oriented, still i would suggest more interest for developing international relations


  3. "Tufts University supports employees through benefits and training."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Tufts has a collaborative environment that encourages citizenship and commitment.

    Cons

    Parking in downtown Boston is difficult and expensive. Tufts has three very distinct campuses and public transportation between each is limited.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be supportive and to provide increased funding for public transportation. Consideration for University transportation between campuses should be considered.


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  5. "Relaxed work environment for busy students"

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    Current Employee - Student Supervisor in Medford, MA
    Current Employee - Student Supervisor in Medford, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Tufts University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Plenty of time to do homework between desk patrons and shelving
    - Bosses understand pressures of student life
    - Easy to get shifts covered
    - Quiet work environment
    - Flexible hours

    Cons

    - Repetitive tasks can be somewhat mind-numbing
    - Stacks are dusty - beware if you have allergies!

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to suggest! I really enjoyed my three years of employment.


  6. "Tufts University provides great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Medford, MA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Medford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tufts University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Tufts provides great benefits.
    The program in which I work provides positive and hardworking co-workers.
    The environment is engaging and encourages professional development.
    New opportunities arise daily.

    Cons

    Work life is very busy and demanding.
    There are many deadlines to meet.
    New tasks always arise that come with the new opportunities


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    "Overall great place to work with friendly people and great benefits."

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    Former Employee - Staff Assistant in Medford, MA
    Former Employee - Staff Assistant in Medford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tufts University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Your experience at Tufts will depend on the department, but I found my fellow staffers to be generally kind and supportive. Great benefits and pay helped when to compensate for the little annoyances when things get hectic.

    Cons

    Some of the technology they use is pretty out-dated, but I believe they are trying to upgrade soon. It is also impossible, as far as I know, to switch career tracks (i.e., from administrative to teaching or something). Communications between departments can sometimes be a bit tense, depending on the department.

    Advice to Management

    Allow talented people to switch career paths. Give more oversight to departments in hiring and less to HR.


  8. "Very fair, very straightforward"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tufts University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ease & flexibility of getting work to fit with classes

    Cons

    Hard to get anything more than part-time

    Advice to Management

    No advice to think of


  9. "Good work study job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Was able to get a lot of Homework done. Was rarely bothered. Sat behind a desk and did homework the whole time.

    Cons

    Good job, especially for a student doing work study.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Program Administrator at Tufts"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Medford, MA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Medford, MA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tufts University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    High standard of work ethic and amazing opportunities to learn!

    Cons

    Grant-funded position ended, and thus ended my position.

    Advice to Management

    Keep writing those grants and providing education to the K-8 teachers in STEM!


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Bureaucratic but great environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very stimulating environment. Friendly staff.

    Cons

    Little room for growth and advancement

    Advice to Management

    Clearer communication


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