Duke University Health System

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Duke University Health System Reviews

Updated December 3, 2014
Updated December 3, 2014
142 Reviews
3.6
142 Reviews
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Duke University Health System President and CEO Victor J. Dzau
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Sr leadership has focus on work life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Great benefits and the lab I worked in was very flexible on hours to accommodate my family needs (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • no one seems to have the answer to any questions (in 3 reviews)

  • salary lower than some private employers in the area for similar work except for direct patient care salaries (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    CNA II

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    Former Employee - CNA II in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - CNA II in Durham, NC

    I worked at Duke University Health System

    Pros

    Loved working with them and everyone so nice.

    Cons

    You're just a number and don't appreciate employees as they should.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speak to your people more and let them know they are appreciated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Research Technician

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Duke University Health System

    Pros

    You have set work hours so you know exactly when you will get off of work. There are also opportunities for overtime to get a little extra pay.

    Cons

    There is a lack of on-going learning experiences and career development. Direct report/manager also lack professionalism.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Large company would recommend to anybody

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Duke University Health System full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, Great retirement package if you are salaried

    Cons

    No work life balance, hard to advance to leadership positions if you don't already have leadership experience, annual raises are small...less than 3 percent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more ways for non clinical staff to obtain leadership experience other than administrative fellowships which are geared towards graduate students and recent grads

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    It could be better...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Duke University Health System full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The medical benefits are outstanding.

    Cons

    Senior and middle supply management make decisions based on theory, instead of evidence-based practice or instead of including the front line employees' opinions & concerns; process improvement and efficiency is at an all time low especially with the implementation of the new cancer center and new medical pavilion; their motto now is "work more with less." The nursing staff is unhappy and short-staffed; HR is a joke when it comes to getting a job, the Procurement department is grossly overworked, unappreciated, and micromanaged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LIsten to your front line staff; we know better than you do when it comes to the needs and concerns of the facilities. Please consider your hard workers for management/supervisory positions; the ones you have in there now are clueless. Try rewarding people with compliments or occasional kudos, some of us work hard and out work the slackers you have a hard time getting rid of; recognition goes a long way.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Overall good place to work, increases for biweekly low.

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    Current Employee - Staff Assistant in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Staff Assistant in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Duke University Health System full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stability, good benefits especially if you take advantage of the educational benefits allowing you to go back to school and use the tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive at all. Not rewarded for achieving an Exception performance review. May have some difficulty moving to higher levels even though you more than qualify for position. I interviewed for several position and was called back three times for additional interviews, but never received the position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Competitive salaries, better increases which line up with performance review. More opportunities for growth for staff assistants.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Duke School of Nursing doesn't respect their staff assistants. Most are over qualified, but not treated as such.

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    Former Employee - Staff Assistant in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Staff Assistant in Durham, NC

    I worked at Duke University Health System full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They do train the assistants

    Cons

    Low promotion rates, low raises, condescending by some of the professors. Family benefits costs too much and pay is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the staff assistant titles to Sr. Administrative Assistants and Executive Assistants and pay them more. Don't add on more work to their duties and fail to pay them more or give them a title change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Duke University

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke University Health System full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent environment for collaboration

    Cons

    Job advancement possibility not so great

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Research scientist

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Durham, NC

    I worked at Duke University Health System full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefit and work/life balance

    Cons

    small group for my field

    Recommends
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    CN1

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke University Health System

    Pros

    The learning opportunities are endless. There's always a chance to see or learn about various diseases that are treated by only DUKE MD's.

    Cons

    The arrogant attitudes and the culture of the snobs
    Mostly the pay, no matter which field of nursing you enter, the base pay is the same. For instance, a clinic CN1 is paid the same as an ICU CN1. The risk of treating critically ill patients warrants more pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the overall pay of the staff and maybe turnover will decrease.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Lots of potential for this company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke University Health System full-time

    Pros

    The people are great! The environment is relaxed and you are treated like an adult. Some flexibility with work hours depending on your position.

    Cons

    Not a lot of procedures in place which can sometimes lead to people scrambling to get things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a proper hierarchy in place so issues are escalated properly and employees have the support they need.

    Neutral Outlook

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