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Updated February 16, 2017
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  • Sometimes boring work, not a lot of room for growth (in 5 reviews)

  • The health insurance is good, BUT very expense and goes up every year (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Research Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tufts University part-time

    Pros

    Great collaboration in the research field. The chairs and professors are motivated and want you to succeed.

    Cons

    The facilities and equipment is typically not up to date. Not much guidance in terms of your achievements and progress.


  2. "Post doc at Tufts"

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Researcher in Medford, MA
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Researcher in Medford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of space, good network, interesting department

    Cons

    200 Boston Avenue is far from any transportation

    Advice to Management

    Get a better shuttle to the T


  3. "Tufts Medical Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tufts University full-time

    Pros

    Focused on patients and process improvement

    Cons

    There could be higher compensation


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  5. "Research Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with !

    Cons

    Labs on campus are a bit spread out


  6. "Tufts doesn't seem to be well run anymore"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are respectful toward one another. Benefits are ok.

    Cons

    It seems as though the university administration has had some sort of melt down. Nothing is run smoothly anymore. Problems that should be easy to fix go unaddressed. Salaries are low. Morale is low.

    Advice to Management

    Review your systems to create simpler and better ways to carry out ordinary tasks. So many systems are unnecessarily complicated and don't function well.


  7. "researcher"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good research environment! Many collaboration opportunities.

    Cons

    location close to Downtwon. now quite safe.

    Advice to Management

    Reach out employee more often.


  8. "Mixed feelings"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some really passionate and smart staff and students. Very social justice driven, but sometimes to the point where everyone is always on everyone else's back for everything

    Cons

    They have a weird way of silencing employees when things aren't great. They don't get rid of bad employees who make life miserable for others, the often just shuffle them around or sometimes even promote them. And sadly, this is one of the only times you'll see people get promoted from within. Doesn't make a lot of sense...


  9. "Great hours, sense of community, but underpaid"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Tuition remission
    Flexible work hours
    Sense of community
    On-site wellness center
    Health plan

    Cons

    Terrible pay, significantly less than market rate
    Disconnected upper management
    Convoluted internal processes

    Advice to Management

    If you're going to continue over paying youtselves while paying your employees 30% below market rate, you might want to show some appreciation in other ways instead of reducing services and cost-shifting by putitng the burden of cost cutting onto the shoulders of your employees


  10. "It's an ok place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tufts University full-time

    Pros

    You get free access to their gym and work out facility. They also have a minute clinic style health center for employees and it's free to see a nurse practitioner.

    Cons

    Employee healthcare is expensive especially if you need insurance for your family. They tend to not be willing to give flex schedules.


  11. "Administrative"

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    Former Employee - Administrative
    Former Employee - Administrative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tufts University full-time

    Pros

    Most people are friendly, especially if you're an alum or from another similar university
    Good IT infrastructure with great staff
    A desire to do the right thing, just too introspective

    Cons

    Elitist
    Departments are siloed
    Lack of strategic thinking
    Nepotism in hiring
    Health benefits are VERY expensive
    This fit is not for everyone



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