Duke University Health System

  www.dukehealth.org
  www.dukehealth.org
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Duke University Health System Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
130 Reviews
3.5
130 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Duke University Health System President and CEO Victor J. Dzau
Victor J. Dzau
60 Ratings

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)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    The outlook for Duke University Health System is going down

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke University Health System full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    great medical and dental benefits

    Cons

    management is continuing to cut costs, including raises

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    A very supportive, collegial environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Duke University Health System full-time for more than 8 years

    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
  3.  

    Former clinical care manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Manager  in  Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Clinical Manager in Durham, NC

    I worked at Duke University Health System full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities for continuing education. Very supportive support services allowing clinical staff to concentrate on patient experience.

    Cons

    none, this is a good place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep mentoring junior staff and junior management staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    Great Experience at Duke Home Health and Hospice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Specialist  in  Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Durham, NC

    I worked at Duke University Health System full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people are great, I really enjoyed my coworkers. Top management listened to our suggestions although they weren't always implemented.

    Cons

    Turnover is pretty high. It was sometimes difficult to complete work due to not having enough people on staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Best job experience I've had and I'm 57 years old!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician  in  Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Durham, NC

    I worked at Duke University Health System full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    If you're fortunate enough to work with someone intelligent AND who appreciates you, you can learn a lot and enjoy your work at the same time!! When I was there the benefits were great and I got raises every year; I was there 17 years!

    Cons

    I honestly cannot think of any.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. The workers on the "front lines" know what the problems are.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke University Health System

    Pros

    I have worked at Duke for the past 10 years and I have enjoyed it. They have great benefits and opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    They are no cons as far as I am concerned.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dream job turned nightmare

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke University Health System full-time

    Pros

    The patients really are great.

    Cons

    No desire to retain great employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Duke Univeristy Health System is a fantastic organization. I am proud to be a member of an incredible team!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MANAGER, CLINICAL SERVICES  in  Durham, NC
    Current Employee - MANAGER, CLINICAL SERVICES in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Duke University Health System full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    World class healthcare delivered by extrodinary people.

    Cons

    Salary not always that competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke University Health System

    Pros

    They are building a huge nice, shiny new building "Duke Medicine Pavilion" - lots of light!

    Cons

    The ancillary staff is often overworked and there are frequently nursing shortages on my unit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better benefits to nursing staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    The people are friendly and enjoy working there.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant

    I worked at Duke University Health System part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is a research powerhouse and a great place to start your career and build relationships among leaders in clinical and laboratory research.

    Cons

    The environment is at times cut throat so you must always be vying for opportunities to earn more funding and further your research.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication between medical and non-medical departments.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

Worked for Duke University Health System? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.