Duke University Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. I enjoy working at Duke

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    Working at Duke has a lot of benefits - there are so many resources they offer employees in the form of educational, library, training, and health care improvement programs. They care about their employees' quality of life!

    Cons

    Parking is expensive at Duke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More parking spots please.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Program Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Durham, NC

    I worked at Duke University

    Pros

    Great benefits, fair salary, annual raises, excellent academic reputation.

    Cons

    Poor communication from management, difficult working across departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more effectively with lower-level staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Great Graduate Student Education

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The PhD department for Molecular Genetics and Microbiology is great for training and creating networks for future careers.

    Cons

    PhDs often do not get many clinical training opportunities compared to other positions.

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  5. A great place to grow.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director
    Current Employee - Assistant Director

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

    Pros

    Getting a job at Duke can be tough, but once you have your foot in the door, there are many opportunities to move throughout the university. The university is loyal to its employees.

    Cons

    One of the pros is also a con - the university is very loyal to its employees, even those that do not do their jobs well. It is hard to get fired from Duke, so there are people that work here that have been here for many, many years that do not do well in their job functions - they are just "coasting along" doing the bare minimum to meet the requirements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the employees that go above and beyond consistently and pay closer attention to those that are just "coasting" as they are what keeps the university from being at the top of its game.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Working at Duke

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke University

    Pros

    Duke has an excellent healthcare coverage benefits and retirement benefits for employees.

    Cons

    Parking is a serious issue on the campus and cost up to over a $1000/yr to park near your work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    All in all a good experience during the first three years. Management changes after that hurt the team.

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Duke University

    Pros

    Benefits are really good and working on a campus was a plus. The environment was clean, easy to maneuver in and safe.

    Cons

    The pay rate could have been better. Management spends too much time covering themselves, blaming the staff for anything and everything. Praise for a good job goes a long way. Long term, talented people that are dedicated were not appreciated as much as short term employees going through the motions. A shame that management changed, it used to be a great place to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to what people are actually doing and recognize who your best people are. Give those people your trust and support.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Operations manager

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Duke University

    Pros

    world wide account and exposure

    Cons

    everyone doesnt buy into the diversity, " we are family" attitude

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide proper training for staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Grad student in Econ

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    Current Employee - Grad Student In Economics in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Grad Student In Economics in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Duke University

    Pros

    Good program in terms of academics. DGS is caring and responsive. Ecoteach staff are great

    Cons

    There are good advisers and not-so-good ones... use your judgement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Student Social Media Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Duke University

    Pros

    Great staff and team. My best experience working in the university.

    Cons

    Everybody wants to get a job here. It's difficult to get a full time position.

  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke University

    Pros

    good medical benefits, secure, great healthcare, nice people (generally), good vacation and sick time package. lots of great conferences, smart people.

    Cons

    large bureaucracy means that support departments don't necessarily focus on "service" as much as they should; it takes a while to set up workable and functional relationships with outside vendors, and communication within the university isn't great

    Recommends
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