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Vanderbilt University Nashville Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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  • The pay was underwhelming for the cost of living in Nashville (in 9 reviews)

  • Extremely low pay compared with my thoughtful work (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Great school in a friendly environment"

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    Current Employee - Masters Student (Mechanical Engineering) in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Masters Student (Mechanical Engineering) in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay for graduate students, good student to faculty ratio

    Cons

    Small engineering department, lack of diversity within mechanical engineering


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible, good benefits, beautiful campus

    Cons

    politics, academic bureaucracy, low pay


  3. "Care partner"

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    Current Employee - Care Partner in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Care Partner in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Good shift differential pay for weekends and evenings and nights

    Cons

    Employees have to pay to park


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  5. "Great place to work in biomedical sciences"

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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good resources, collaborations, and work environment. Lots of hospital healthcare jobs.

    Cons

    Nashville is not a big city (not too small either), not many places for researchers to work outside academia.


  6. "15 Happy years of employment"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vanderbilt University (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you have issues within your department you can always go to employee services and they will step in and help you out. I never needed them but other employees in my department did.

    Cons

    The cons depend on each individual department and there managers. The department I was in was non profit and we were always critized and watched when it came to spending any money. My department was used as a tool for many other departments and Vanderbilt students for case studies, thesis studies ect and unable to spend the money to make things look good and run as we should.


  7. "Software developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Vanderbilt University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great community of researchers, wonderful campus location, good benefits. A chance to work on something meaningful and engaging.

    Cons

    Pay may be below market, but made up for in high-quality benefits and enjoyable work. Possibility of transitory employment subject to grant funding in some cases.

    Advice to Management

    Hiring good software engineers may sometimes require competitive pay for the industry, even after factoring in desirable work environment and benefits.


  8. "Student Employee"

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    Current Employee - Computer Technician - Student Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Computer Technician - Student Employee in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent School. They work around the student schedule.

    Cons

    Student employees are not paid very much. We are a dime a dozen.


  9. "Career advancements"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Vanderbilt University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company, great benefits. Nice campus

    Cons

    Salary not that great, High Traffic to and from Vanderbilt.


  10. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good working environment and benefits

    Cons

    none that i know of


  11. "Recruiting Intern"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Nashville, TN
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of good access behind the scenes

    Cons

    Repetitive work is given to you



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