Duke Corporate Education
3.4 of 5 8 reviews
www.dukece.com Durham, NC 50 to 149 Employees

Duke Corporate Education Reviews

Updated Mar 21, 2014
Duke Corporate Education – Durham – “The lobby at Duke CE's "Lucky Strike Building…”

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Mike Canning

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good company, great people, wonderful experience!

Program Manager (Former Employee)
Durham, NC

I worked at Duke Corporate Education full-time for more than 3 years

Pros- people
- opportunities to challenge yourself
- opportunities to travel
- opportunities to meet with best in the field
- collaborative team-driven environment

Cons- compensation not enough as compared to long hours
- veiled messaging
- little to no on-the-job training

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Lay offs twice in 10 years?

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Duke Corporate Education

Pros- people are smart and most are hardworking
- lots of travel if you like that and access to interesting clients
- a way to gain good experience fast

Cons- organization is an upside-down pyramid, with too many high paid executives and too few poorly paid project managers (who actually do all the work)
- burn out is high
- rarely are the promotions from within for executive jobs. High favoritism over merit.
- twice in 10 years, the company has laid off employees due to the recession and bad management practices.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe status quo is hurting morale. Run the business profitably.

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A flat organization with extremely smart people making not so smart decisions

Prefer Not to List (Current Employee)
Durham, NC

I have been working at Duke Corporate Education full-time for more than a year

Prosthe people are really smart and generally nice to work with.

Conscompensation is a joke. There are no performance measures, no competence list for jobs, no career pathing, no bonuses, no rewards system. Everyone gets the same cost of living increases every year (3%) regardless of how well (or how poorly) you do your job. Employee morale is extremely low and management is extremely slow to act

Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice. They do not listen to their employees, so failure will be their wake-up call.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Getting a MBA helps

Project Director (Former Employee)
Durham, NC

I worked at Duke Corporate Education

ProsDuke CE can be a great place to work -- decent pay and benefits for most roles. Exciting projects, exciting places to travel, fascinating companies and management challenges. For the most part, your colleagues are great, and the company parties can even be fun. You will bond.

ConsLong hours, lots of travel. It is first and foremost a consulting role. It's easy to get pigeon-holed, and hard to move up unless you have years of experience in consulting, or you have a MBA. All that's not a guarantee. If you're a young mother or father, you will not get a break from the travel. Most young moms have quit. Everyone wants to be in business development or in design -- not all are considered talented enough. Clients expect a lot because they pay a lot for services. It's hard to pull yourself above the menial work sometimes, but it's essential to do that quickly and move forward quickly in this organization. Title inflation is rampant.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe organization has changed since its inception -- the ideas that run the place have changed. Be honest with yourselves and with new hires and tell them that. There is very little that separates DukeCE from any other consulting firms. The competitive difference is less. The tension between academic and practitioner is less. Perhaps you can reinvent yourselves -- you may have no choice. The heavy spenders are fewer nowadays.

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In these days and times....Change is very necessary.

Program Manager (Former Employee)
Durham, NC

I worked at Duke Corporate Education

ProsAbility to meet people and travel - if your life can sustain that type of momentum at the time. I say that because it is "non stop".

ConsThere needs to be more teamwork...there was none when I was an employee there. It was difficult to get was you needed from each dept in order to get your tasks done. This in turn made it more challenging to perform your job with the extra stress - from an already stressful job. It was great when you accomplished it but that said more about the PM than the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementSee past the "institutional client"....they did not save the company in the recession that we are now all in - hence the mass layoffs. Broaden the scope of services provided and how, how it is delivered. Technology can play a vital role here.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great

Program Manager (Current Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

I have been working at Duke Corporate Education full-time for more than a year

ProsGood environment; Supporting people; Freedom to work; Time Flexibility; Work is fun

ConsLong term concern, Salary is low, Low growth rate, Structure is not good, Salary get delayed all the time

Advice to Senior ManagementGood

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Great Place to Work

Project Director (Current Employee)

I have been working at Duke Corporate Education full-time for more than 5 years

ProsDynamic place to work, interesting clients, great colleagues, autonomy and diversity of work

ConsDepending on role, long hours and lots of travel during peak seasons

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Duke Corporate Education

Prosgreat colleagues, interesting work, nice people

Consterrible travel schedule, long hours, very political place with very low meritocracy

Advice to Senior Managementlearn what your staff really know how to do (and not) and make sure you give bad feedback when required.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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