Tulane University Reviews

Updated 24 August 2014
Updated 24 August 2014
104 Reviews

3.8
104 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)

  • Depending on your position the work life balance is good (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • I can't really think of any at the moment, Tulane is a New Orleans institution (in 6 reviews)

  • Opportunities for advancement are rare, management will nickel and dime you, cut pay while increasing work responsibilities (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Student Worker

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tulane University part-time for more than a 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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    Positive

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and willing to work around student obligations. I was able to complete some of my homework while working there.

    Cons

    Sometimes the job was boring and I did not enjoy making cold calls to random alumni. It was honestly what I expected though so not really any cons.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Student Worker

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    Current Employee - Conference Desk Shift Coordinator  in  New Orleans, LA (US)
    Current Employee - Conference Desk Shift Coordinator in New Orleans, LA (US)

    I have been working at Tulane University as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Received free summer housing in exchange for working conference desk. Acted as hotel concierge. Made sure guests were comfortable.

    Cons

    Not much, hours were pretty flexible. It would have been nice to be paid but free summer housing was perfectly fine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer the free housing more often, and more students will stay on campus. You'll never have trouble filling out a desk shift ever again.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Higher Ed

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    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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, tuition waiver, solid benefits e.g. health, retirement, vacation, etc., relaxed work environment, great environment for learning, best institution in the state of Louisiana, very intelligent faculty and students and excellent senior leadership and vision at the top.

    Cons

    Fairly low salaries, culture of dysfunction and apathy among staff in many departments, restrictions on hiring most qualified/talented staff members through internal compliance organization, ZERO PERFORMANCE BASED INCENTIVES, inefficient/manual paperwork processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on hiring more talented people, improve performance reviews and performance based incentives for employees creating new value, increasing efficiency or some other form of value added activity for the university. Push for more automation, accountability and efficiency in paperwork (already initiated).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great individuals but still has some of the typical quirks of an academic institution

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

    I worked at Tulane University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Many of the folks I had the pleasure to work with were genuine and passionate about their work. Individuals in leadership positions were generally good to inspirational. Many of the staff have been there for years and still gave a 110%

    Cons

    Some pockets of poor leadership and accountability stubbornly exist. The institution as a whole is striving to move forward and embrace every changing technology but some well-trenched individuals resist if not openly rebel. Change is hard enough without people who should be helping to lead the change serving their own preservation or interest instead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accountability is something that can never be in short supply. Policy and procedures are meant to guide and help with planning. It is not some unchangeable law.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great school

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tulane University

    Pros

    the working culture and benefits are great.

    Cons

    working essentially within a bureaucracy, so things move slow and a lot of people working there do the bare minimum; talk of doing away with a LOT of the benefits that draw people to work there.

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    Call Time Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  New Orleans, LA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New Orleans, LA (US)

    I worked at Tulane University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay for a College position. Great Flexibility in scheduling lets anyone work as they need, which allows for taking extra time to study when it's necessary.

    Cons

    It's cold call asks for an institution that does not always have the best reputation or relationship with it's alumni. You often be considered an annoyance and sometimes a direct representative for a person to vent their frustrations about the university at.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Tulane University is good place to work if you want to get a degree

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tulane University

    Pros

    Tuition Waiver for most of Tulane University programs are included.

    Cons

    Central leadership is not attune to needs of schools and centers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to schools and center that are productive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place

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    Former Employee - Staff Member  in  New Orleans, LA (US)
    Former Employee - Staff Member in New Orleans, LA (US)

    I worked at Tulane University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great working environment, Beutiful campus, New Orleans is a fantastic city, very helpful and nice colleagues. Largest employer in the city.

    Cons

    Don't get a lot of time off, some of the older professors and staff can be unpleasant, pay is not as great as some other similar institutions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    research assistant

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

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

    Pros

    good weather, easy office culture, nice food

    Cons

    parking is not available. salaries are not high

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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