Tulane University

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Tulane University Reviews

Updated 28 January, 2015
Updated 28 January, 2015
128 Reviews
3.5
128 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Depending on your position the work life balance is good (in 7 reviews)

  • The weather in New Orleans is enjoyable, the city is very nice, and the food is the best (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • I can't really think of any at the moment, Tulane is a New Orleans institution (in 7 reviews)

  • low salary, salary not comparable with the cost of living (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I've enjoyed working at Tulane

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tulane University

    Pros

    Great working environment. Excellent physicians

    Cons

    navigating thru the hospital's policy and procedures

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better communication between the university and the hospital

  2.  

    Tulane community center

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Community Center Supervisor in New Orleans, LA (US)
    Former Employee - Community Center Supervisor in New Orleans, LA (US)

    I worked at Tulane University

    Pros

    Great work environment for developing leadership skills

    Cons

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A Fun Diverse Place To Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tulane Student Worker in New Orleans, LA (US)
    Former Employee - Tulane Student Worker in New Orleans, LA (US)

    I worked at Tulane University

    Pros

    Tulane is a great company where you can meet many different people from all over the world and learn a lot about life as a college student.

    Cons

    Even though your a student, you must dress professionally everyday you work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Student Worker in different departments

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tulane Student Worker
    Current Employee - Tulane Student Worker

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

    Pros

    Most people you work with are really friendly and helpful save for a few bad student workers who generally don't hold jobs for long.

    Cons

    The time-clock system is a nightmare and I go in for weekly corrections, less than half of which are my fault. Fortunately the lady who fixes them for me is an angel on Earth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Research Faculty

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Faculty in New Orleans, LA (US)
    Current Employee - Research Faculty in New Orleans, LA (US)

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

    Pros

    flexible working hours, extra holidays, convenient location, supportive department staff, safe indoor garage, good scientists, sufficient office supply, global research

    Cons

    poor health care plan, poor institutional support for postdoctoral fellows and research faculty, stress for seeking funding support, unhealthy competition among faculty members

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Poor employee compensation when applying for a job within

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tulane University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Tulane was a great place to work. I enjoyed my 18+ years there.

    Cons

    Tulane doesn't like to compensate there present employees when they apply for other jobs within Tulane.

    I was an employee for over 18 yrs and applied for a opportunity within Tulane. They contacted me to inform me that I was the person they wanted for the job, but then they informed me of my new salary and was insulted. They wanted to give me pennies and increase my workload significantly. After I turned down the job they then hired a person outside of Tulane for more then double my salary with the same qualifications. How do you expect to keep employees when you do stuff like this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should look at there compensation for present employees when looking to move up within there university.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Inefficient staff in general

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Former Employee - Adjunct Assistant Professor

    I worked at Tulane University

    Pros

    pay per course higher than most colleges for adjuncts: $5000 per 4cr course, $4000 per 3cr course

    Cons

    Too many mistakes by administrative staff
    school website not helpful/outdated on many important details

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Academic Adviser

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Academic Advisor
    Current Employee - Academic Advisor

    I have been working at Tulane University (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I enjoy working here and working with most of my students. The campus is beautiful and New Orleans is a great city.

    Cons

    There are no opportunities for advancement and no raises. It's a terrible university to commit your career to as it's been a complete dead end for mine. The university in no way rewards employees for staying. WFMO is horrible to work with in general and provides little for employees. Since this has been going on since I've worked here, I assume the president also approves of the way things are done here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    So many things need to be done to improve the situation for employees, but everything goes completely ignored. It seems to me that there is a value to having long term employees, though everything is geared toward the complete opposite.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good Employer

    Former Employee - Call Center Caller in New Orleans, LA (US)
    Former Employee - Call Center Caller in New Orleans, LA (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, able to work around class schedules

    Cons

    i cannot think of any cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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