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Tulane University Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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  • New Orleans has a high crime rate so one should be cautious walking alone at night (in 14 reviews)

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

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  1. "TNPRC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Health Science Faculty"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. "Great organization"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)


  4. "Student Worker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    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


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Tulane academic success center"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Peer Tutor in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Peer Tutor in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment and best team members.

    Cons

    Sometimes your clients (students) do not have a good attitude.

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully the hourly wage will be higher.

  8. "All the pros and cons of working and living in the Big Easy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Casual work environment
    plenty of holiday time off
    laid back atmosphere
    great connections with colleagues

    Cons

    Administrative inefficiency
    nepotism
    overall lack of drive

    Advice to Management

    Deadlines matter, push your employees to achieve more. Its more important to be their boss than their friend.


  9. "Research Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in New Orleans, LA

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good learning opportunities

    Cons

    limited job opportunities outside academics


  10. "Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have very much enjoyed my position at Tulane. Management supports innovation and creative thinking and the management style promotes self starting.

    Cons

    Like all of higher education there is a lot of bureaucracy which is to be expected and the money isn't as competitive as the private sector.

    Advice to Management

    Coordinating between the silos that develop on a university campus is crucial to success in this culture. Take time to explore aspects of the university that do not necessarily fall into the scope of your position.


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