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Updated May 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Collegial environment, great work-life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Fair payment to afford living in New Orleans (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • In the middle of New Orleans, which is prone to crime (in 13 reviews)

  • It's biggest drawback for faculty is that salaries lag behind cost of living here (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Student in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Student in New Orleans, LA

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

    Pros

    Great school, professors are super helpful

    Cons

    People can be slightly stuck up

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  2. "mostly positive experience"

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    Former Employee - Information Desk Attendant in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Information Desk Attendant in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tulane University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My boss was reasonable and had realistic expectations.

    Cons

    Sometimes the scheduling was less than ideal.


  3. "Friendly Co-workers"

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff is friendly and diverse.
    Mid-level staff is dedicated to school, program and student improvement.

    Cons

    Have to deal with university red tape to improve programs.
    Tight on money.

    Advice to Management

    Focus less on only hiring research staff and create courses for students based on surveys.


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  5. "Field Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tulane University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good way to see different parts of the city. Grad Students are pretty cool and you can learn a lot from them.

    Cons

    Pay is horrible. I earned a Louisiana minimum wage (which is garbage) for doing really rigorous fieldwork for 8 hours a day.

    Advice to Management

    If you charge $60,000 a person to come to your school, an extra dollar or two would be nice.


  6. "TNPRC"

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    Former Employee - Animal Care Technician in Covington, LA
    Former Employee - Animal Care Technician in Covington, LA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Working with monkeys. That is all.

    Cons

    Management is the worst I have ever encountered. When 5-6 people quit or get fired for simple things in 5 months it is time for change at the top.

    Advice to Management

    Fire head managers at the primate center.


  7. "Health Science Faculty"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tulane is a tier 1 research institute with an excellent reputation.

    Cons

    Lack of financial support in the form of tuition waivers/stipends for graduate students.

    Advice to Management

    Provide competitive incentives to facilitate recruitment of high quality graduate students. Allow a portion of indirect costs from grant awards to directly bolster the awardees research interests.


  8. "Great organization"

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    Former Employee - Employment Coordinator in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Employment Coordinator in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits
    Staff
    Longevity
    Location
    Workforce Management Organization
    Shuttles to campus and remote campuses
    New Hire Orientation
    Security and well being of employees

    Cons

    Salary
    Lack of advancement due to longevity of employees
    Parking on campus
    Shuttle drivers driving isn't the best (not all)


  9. "Student Worker"

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    Current Employee - Tulane Student Worker in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Tulane Student Worker in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Convenience, flexibility. The staff is usually pretty understanding that students have school as a priority and take that into consideration when creating schedules

    Cons

    Low pay. The professional staff have a high turnover rate so sometimes the student workers have more responsibility but still aren't paid well.


  10. "Research Assistant in the school of public health"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    good chance to practice skills

    Cons

    The payment is fair but not much


  11. "Graduate Student Experience at Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Brilliant department only if you are interested in sedimentary geology related to the Mississippi delta and river. Certain faculty members are very insightful, helpful and knowledgeable. Small size of department warrants in-depth interaction. Facilities and laboratories are limited but where available are well maintained.

    Cons

    Very niche expertise overall, only projects related to Mississippi delta system. Some professors are difficult to deal with and they tend to get influenced by views other people have about a student. Small department size limit multi-geoscience interactions.
    Paperwork with office and the school is a tiresome job and the office-folks (finance, etc) tend to drop the ball now and then, for e.g. paycheck, reimbursement.

    Advice to Management

    Hire multi-background faculty to create a wholesome department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Develop confidence building measure in the graduate student community.


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