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Vanderbilt University Nashville Reviews

Updated October 10, 2017
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Nashville, TN

3.9
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Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos
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  • Pay does not keep up with increased demands and cost of living (in 11 reviews)

  • low pay, no potential of promotion (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart people, learned a lot of new things

    Cons

    Sometimes work can be mundane

    Advice to Management

    Management should pay more attention to employees


  2. "Lecturer"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Students are AMAZING to work with

    Cons

    Cost of living is incredibly high here especially with the salary offered

  3. "Sr. Software Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed my time working at Vanderbilt Medical Center and left because I had an higher paying opportunity elsewhere.

    Cons

    Parking is a pain since you have to take a shuttle or walk a long ways.


  4. "Great Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Student-Athlete Development Coordinator in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Student-Athlete Development Coordinator in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful co-workers
    Great start off pay
    Normal hours
    Support from management
    Great benefits

    Cons

    I have no overall complaints.


  5. "Great University, but terrible advisor"

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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture is such that you are surrounded by very intelligent individuals and most are quite helpful

    Cons

    Reflecting on my experience here just honestly makes me sad. It could have been so much more. Challenging problems and tough research is expected out of graduate school, but personal insults, gaslighting, and being made to feel inferior on a daily basis should not be part of this.

    Advice to Management

    Something has to be done to prevent professors from becoming horrible, horrible monsters.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great, people are friendly and diverse. Not sure I could find a better work environment.

    Cons

    Work load can sometime be overwhelming.


  7. "Senior Associate Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Director in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Director in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is a plus in higher educaiton.

    Cons

    Little growth opportunity in department, have to be quite creative.

  8. "Dysfunction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and nice campus

    Cons

    There are too many layers of management at VU and also dysfunction in certain areas like Provost Office, one particular area that is not great is Provost Office Research

    Advice to Management

    The VU Leadership needs to be more creative and use the resource they have. They also need to develop staff more and give more opportunities to staff to develop. Currently none of this is happening and it is boring place to work at!


  9. "Lecturer"

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vanderbilt University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great environment, great students, excellent colleagues. Amazing health benefits.

    Cons

    As a lecturer in any department, there is very little upward mobility. Lecturers are never moved to a tenure track position. If you can live on 40K a year, go for it.

    Advice to Management

    Why not be a leader of secondary education reform by paying your lecturers more and offering more job security than 1-3 year contracts.


  10. "Job review"

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    Current Employee - Community Service Officer in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Community Service Officer in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are opportunities to move up.

    Cons

    The job consist of some outside job assignment in all elements of weather.

    Advice to Management

    Take in consideration of others suggestions and ideas.


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