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University of Pittsburgh Chancellor and CEO Mark A. Nordenberg
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  • As both a student-employee and non-student employee, I had a very good experience and was always able to learn.

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at University of Pittsburgh part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great access to lots of the similar services (city and university) as students and very good work hours.

    Cons

    Pay isn't always the highest and many departments are subject to various government grants and stringent operating budgets.

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    Focus efforts on continuing to secure government grants for department operational budgets.

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University of Pittsburgh Interviews

Updated Mar 19, 2015
Updated Mar 19, 2015

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    Research Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at University of Pittsburgh in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, heard back three weeks later via email to schedule a phone interview with three people. The usual questions, talked about job-specific software skills, public outreach, my previous work and research experience. They seemed as if they knew my application materials pretty well and seemed interested in doing an in-person interview. They said they would contact me in the next week about doing one, never did, and never responded to my follow-up emails. I saw a somewhat similar position posted a month later (possibly putting half the job responsibilities to someone else and increasing the technical aspects of the work) and think it's possible they rewrote the job. I guess that was too hard to tell a candidate who was very interested in the position?

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    • Specifics of a software to make sure I actually knew what I was talking about.   Answer Question
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Website www.pitt.edu
Headquarters Pittsburgh, PA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1787
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

The University of Pittsburgh (Pitt for short) operates its flagship campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh where more than 26,000 graduate and undergraduate students attend; roughly 6,600 more students are enrolled at four regional campuses. Pitt Panthers pursue degrees in about 200 disciplines at nearly 20 schools and colleges, including arts and sciences, business, law, medicine, and engineering. The school has a student-teacher ratio of 16:1. Pitt is also affiliated with the UPMC Health System, which operates about 20 hospitals and an insurance company... More

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