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Tulane University Reviews

Updated April 21, 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 Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Louisiana in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Louisiana in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with, exciting environment, great location (New Orleans of course is fabulous and the campus is beautiful).

    Cons

    Departments do not cooperate well at all, anything that involves 2 or more will take four times as long as necessary.


  2. "Student Worker"

    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

    I have been working at Tulane University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good opportunity for students to make extra money in multiple departments

    Cons

    No allowance for increased wages despite having worked in the same position for years.


  3. "HRIS/ Business Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior HRIS/BENEFITS ANALYST in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Senior HRIS/BENEFITS ANALYST in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Tulane University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Vacation package and free tution

    Cons

    No career advancement , not looking for change


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  5. "Nice environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in New Orleans, LA

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

    Pros

    As a graduate student, you can effectively manage your time. You make your own schedule as long as you get the job done.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  6. "Program manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA

    Pros

    Education atmosphere, nice campus, winter recess, access to school

    Cons

    Little vacation, non efficient place with no concept of team, waste if resources

    Advice to Management

    More benefits like flexible work from home


  7. "Great Place with Some Frustrations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great research environment
    Undergraduates are engaged and professional
    Private university environment creates more stability
    Great city to be in
    Friendly staff and co-workers
    Gorgeous campus
    Relatively cheap housing prices

    Cons

    Graduate students can be hit or miss
    Anytime you have to deal with the administration (e.g., Workforce Management) things take forever.
    Processes and forms are very unclear. The only way to figure out how to get things done is to befriend administrative staff who know how things work.
    When a higher up administrative official doesn't like your department, it makes things difficult

    Advice to Management

    Provide more information on administrative processes, forms, regulations, etc. It's so hard to find it online and no one trained me on any of this. I hate getting distracted from research because I have to figure out some sort of paperwork thing.


  8. "Overall enjoyable. Nothing to really complain about."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Media Specialist in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Digital Media Specialist in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits with a stable work environment. Free tuition is also available for both company employees as well as children.

    Cons

    Not much upward mobility. Very small with lots of small, segmented departments. Academic, and thus your time their is very much based on the confines of your department.


  9. "Former Adjunct Instructor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Adjunct Assistant Professor Social Sciences in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Adjunct Assistant Professor Social Sciences in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tulane University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Laidback, largely independent work, flexible schedule, and self-managed time.

    Cons

    Low pay. Strict class-load restrictions for adjuncts. Adjuncts are after-thoughts despite their value to take on the teaching on behalf of full-time faculty who have their own pressures.

    Advice to Management

    A reliable and quality adjunct pool supports your department. They teach the large undergrad classes that are required for majors and also some smaller, interesting classes that make a department attractive to would-be majors. So, maintaining some formal structures of inclusion, communication, or recognition for adjuncts who teach so many classes would be good for everyone in the department.


  10. "Resident Assistent"

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

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

    Pros

    Strong compensation, excellent co workers. Clear objectives to achieve each month. I enjoyed it and it was fun.

    Cons

    Management was incapable, rules were entirely arbitrary. Many existed for no reason other than their existence. I emphasize that management is entirely incapable.

    Advice to Management

    Fire everyone who isn't a student, rehire. I don't know where you'll find capable workers, but they may exist somewhere.


  11. "Only for school..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tulane University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Laid back environment yields reasonably happy workers. Decent graduate school stipend for a cheap US city. Okay cafeteria but far too expensive for its value.

    Cons

    Previously mentioned laid back environment breeds inefficient dealings with staff for any errors in either payment or reimbursement or even filing of paperwork.

    Advice to Management

    Please seek to evaluate staff members on a yearly basis, people in offices dealing with graduate students have a lack of empathy or effort in doing their jobs properly and in a quick manner.


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