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Tufts University Reviews

Updated September 15, 2017
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  • Low pay due to the fact that we are a graduate program (in 10 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. "Postdoctoral Researcher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tufts University full-time

    Pros

    Great facilities, excellent and collaborative environment

    Cons

    Smaller research groups and limits to the broad fields of research that are conducted here


  2. "Many positives, but not a place to grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tufts University full-time

    Pros

    The good parts: some lovely people, smart, engaged students

    Cons

    The bad parts: HR seems to actively hamper hiring of new employees. Employees often feel under valued. Poor management is abound

    Advice to Management

    HR must improve. Make Tufts a place where people can go: right now, the only way people can grow is to leave.
    Competitive salaries would go a long way.

  3. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tufts University full-time

    Pros

    Most people are great to work with there are many with 10+ years which is usually a good sign

    Cons

    Too much ambiguity and little strategic vision
    Very few established processes
    Too many sub-cultures, job is not what it was supposed to be
    Difficult place to get to

    Advice to Management

    Develop more consistency and transparency across the university


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Medford, MA
    Former Employee - Director in Medford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits for full time
    Strong student performance

    Cons

    HR is terrible
    Poor growth opportunities


  5. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tufts University part-time

    Pros

    Tufts is an incredible school. TAing offers a great opportunity to gain teaching experience and to mentor younger students.

    Cons

    Obviously your experience will depend on the professor you work with.


  6. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tufts University full-time

    Pros

    better work life balance, new ideas

    Cons

    Too many changes, leadership not in tune with realities on the ground

    Advice to Management

    Check the pulse of employees that work


  7. "Friendly place with superior benefits"

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    Former Employee - Radiology Department Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Radiology Department Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tufts University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work habits, using multiple resources to achieve desired results, monthly schedule for employees to engage to advanced technologies.

    Cons

    Frequent interruptions, Periods of Concentrated Attention.

    Advice to Management

    None.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Do not work here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Medford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Medford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tufts University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I like my co-workers well some of them.

    Cons

    You work your butt off and you get no recognition. You are irreplaceable, even though you go in everyday, are dedicated and have been there a long time. You have to take an hour for lunch and do not get paid for it. They nickel and dime you with raises even though you are doing the job of three people.

    Advice to Management

    It wouldn't matter


  9. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tufts University full-time

    Pros

    It was a great place to work! Smart coworkers, good pay, great benefits

    Cons

    some internal politics, but it is a big place so you can avoid. Not much room to grow.


  10. "Good Institute for Research"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tufts University full-time

    Pros

    Excellent location and atmosphere to work, many great scientists, smart students, good insurance

    Cons

    Low salary, less opportunity to get promotion


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