Duke University Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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Duke University President and Trustee Dick Brodhead
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Pros
  • Duke pays attention to work-life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • Great benefits, wonderful co-workers (in most jobs) (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • opportunities for advancement are not good for supervisors and managers (in 9 reviews)

  • As a graduate student you are expected to work long hours for little pay, but that is the same everywhere (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Tech assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech Support in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Tech Support in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Duke University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice intellectual environment to thrive in.

    Cons

    It's a bubble from the rest of the world

    Advice to Management

    Expose students the realities of Durham life more


  2. RRT

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Rrt
    Current Employee - Rrt

    I have been working at Duke University full-time

    Pros

    strong knowledge base, constant learning and advancing clinical skill sets

    Cons

    wish the pay could be more up to speed with the market


  3. very good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good environment. People are nice. Work load is balanced

    Cons

    It is hard to get promoted


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  5. Work culture

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Duke University

    Pros

    Duke is Good place to work

    Cons

    The work culture is little slow


  6. Instructor

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    Former Employee - Guest Writing Instructor in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Guest Writing Instructor in Durham, NC

    I worked at Duke University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Duke has access to formidable resources.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons to report!


  7. meh

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Manager in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Lab Manager in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Duke University

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work / life balance, relaxed work environment.

    Cons

    Too hard to get a promotion and / or a raise.


  8. Graduate Research Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Duke University (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very encouraging and educative environment. PI was extremely helpful, motivational and available to help whenever needed

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    No advice neeeded for the management


  9. Lab Technician I

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Durham, NC

    I worked at Duke University full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great HR assistance with parking/ID card/scheduling. The professor was great as well as the students in the lab and the support staff was very timely and helpful if you ever needed to submit a work order. I never really had any interaction with CEO level personnel but if you had a favorable review every year they were good at giving you their raise and networking within the University system was priceless.

    Cons

    Parking was complicated and expensive if you had to commute to work with your car and you have to remember that even if you fulfill your hours you still have to touch base with your PI on their hours to complete your projects.

    Advice to Management

    Weekly checking in with employees, it doesn't have to take long, just something short to maybe relate to non-work topics and check in to see their comfortability with the position as well as coworkers to aid with any problems or issues in order to maximize production.


  10. Accounting Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Duke University full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits. A very good work atmosphere. Generally everyone works well together as a unit.

    Cons

    Raises are usually very small and it is difficult to advance without moving to a different area or department.


  11. Registrar's Office

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Duke University full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Wonderfully smart co-workers. Best benefits (med., dental, retire, etc.). People care about the work they do.

    Cons

    If accepting a position there claw as much salary as you can possibly get because you are tied into ~2% raise each year. There are plenty of people who want to work at Duke so they kinda low-ball you on salary.



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