Duke University Health System

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Duke University Health System Reviews

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
128 Reviews

3.6
128 Reviews
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Duke University Health System President and CEO Victor J. Dzau
Victor J. Dzau
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Review Highlights

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

  • Great benefits if you know how to find and take advantage of them (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay and lack of upward mobility (in 3 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    enjoyed it there

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    Former Employee - Data Technician  in  Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Data Technician in Durham, NC

    Pros

    Laidback, flexible hours, good benefits

    Cons

    There was not a lot of opportunity for advancement where I worked.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good Place to work

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    Former Employee - Clinical Nurse II  in  Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Clinical Nurse II in Durham, NC

    Pros

    Some of the best doctors to work with and also good at the job they do

    Cons

    Not paid enough for the job you are to do

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Highly productive University with huge number of outstanding scientists and excellent career development offers

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow  in  Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Durham, NC

    Pros

    good core facilities in several different scientific disciplines, great offers for career development particularly for postdocs and early career faculty, internationally recognized researchers

    Cons

    highly competetive on several levels, profit oriented despite non-profit organization, strong emphasis on grant money, few chances to combine teaching and research in one position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve mechanisms to keep outstanding mentors even without external funding, improve supervision/control of harassing supervisors/harrassing behavior

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Clinical Research at Duke--It all depends on the group you're with

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator II  in  Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator II in Durham, NC

    Pros

    It can be a good environment working with bright colleagues. There seem to be good opportunities to learn and move up, so it's what you make it to some extent.

    Cons

    However, I think there is a huge discrepancy in experience (positive or negative) based on which group you're with. Some people are really lazy and somehow the hard workers get saddled with their work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work with great benefits.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits, good environment, always striving to be a leader in healthcare

    Cons

    Expectations to work long hours as well as working occasional nights and weekends

  7.  

    Duke University Health System Review

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

    Pros

    Great training and benefits along with team dynamics.

    Cons

    Not many promotion opportunities and difficult to switch departments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Durham, NC

    Pros

    Wonderful scientific minds. Great interactions. Fantastic core facilities.

    Cons

    Sometimes too taxing. Hard to climb up the ladder.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Opportunities to always advance

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    Current Employee - Team Lead, Patient Accounts  in  Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Team Lead, Patient Accounts in Durham, NC

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Pay is on par with other hospitals, very flexible with work/life responsibilites, able to work remotely

    Cons

    Pay increases are minimal, usually about 3% a year

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    The outlook for Duke University Health System is going down

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great medical and dental benefits

    Cons

    management is continuing to cut costs, including raises

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    A very supportive, collegial environment.

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

    Pros

    Great people, feeling of contributing to the greater good, supportive, tuition reimbursement, great benefits, collegiality. Overall, it is a wonderful place to work.

    Cons

    There is so much bureaucracy and risk management that it often works to the detriment of development and progress. Highly focused on MDs rather than the interdisciplinary dynamics that make Duke great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus less on the MDs and more on the interdisciplinary dynamics that make this place great. Losing the rest of the interdisciplinary team to other institutions who value them more will be of great detriment to Duke.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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