Tulane University

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Tulane University Reviews

Updated 18 October 2014
Updated 18 October 2014
113 Reviews
3.7
113 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • Tulane offers extensive benefits - a tuition waiver is the best of them (in 11 reviews)


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

  • The cost of living can be very expensive (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Awesome institution

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in New Orleans, LA (US)
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in New Orleans, LA (US)

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

    Pros

    Ample opportunity, motivated people, positive influences

    Cons

    Campus is split uptown from downtown

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Tulane University

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tulane University

    Pros

    Great benefits, good environment, supportive staff.

    Cons

    Lack of room for growth

  3.  

    I had a wonderful experience working for Tulane University

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    • 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 part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    personal growth, tuition benefits, time-off

    Cons

    no real cons that i can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider more promotions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Some changes would make it a better place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tulane University

    Pros

    I really liked my co-workers and the air of congeniality. I felt that I recieved the most support from co-workers that were in similar positions, but not as much from senior level staff. Work-life balance is fantastic though!

    Cons

    There are very limited opportunities for upward mobility within the organization which leaves many employees frustrated and dissatisfied. Salaries are also pretty abyssmal compared to the workload and are non-negotiable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Technology Services

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tulane University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great university, flexibility, positivity, solid foundation

    Cons

    Higher management needs structure. Provide better training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management does not have great relationships with employees

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    OK

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tulane University

    Pros

    Pretty good students. Lots of programs that support students, which makes you feel better about your job.

    Cons

    Very poor pay, even the cost of living in New Orleans has gone up sharply recently. The university will invest in a few special programs but leaves many far behind, and just doesn't care. Lots of employees seem to be dissatisfied.

    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Do your due diligence

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA (US)

    I have been working at Tulane University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits (currently); university setting can be pleasant and civilized

    Cons

    Poor pay scale with limited raises that don't keep pace with cost of living; repeatedly recurring discussions and rumors about significantly cutting the most attractive benefits; limited opportunities for growth; very limited advocacy for the "little guys"; attractive compensation for upper-most levels, not so great for the rest of us

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great school, okay pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tulane University

    Pros

    Great culture, atmosphere and school

    Cons

    The salary is not competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Total lack of employee appreciation.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in New Orleans, LA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in New Orleans, LA (US)

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

    Pros

    Children get to go to Tulane on a tuition waiver.

    Cons

    Tulane overworks its salaried employees. If someone leaves, work gets dumped on the remaining employees and the abandoned position typically doesn't get filled. Few raises. No room for advancement. When one does get a 2-3% raise, it doesn't come close to keeping pace with inflation. Increases in healthcare costs are pushed onto employees while the coverage gets worse. All in all, the tuition waiver is not worth the stress the job puts on the employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate top heavy management. Eliminate extreme waste. Show the employees that their efforts are appreciated by giving them the compensation that they are due.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Student Worker

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tulane University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, ability to grow within organization.

    Cons

    Lack of structure and management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on having a better relationship with student workers

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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