Duke University Health System

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Duke University Health System Reviews

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
139 Reviews
3.6
139 Reviews
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Duke University Health System President and CEO Victor J. Dzau
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Review Highlights

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

  • Great benefits and the lab I worked in was very flexible on hours to accommodate my family needs (in 15 reviews)


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

  • salary lower than some private employers in the area for similar work except for direct patient care salaries (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Major academic acute care hospitals are complex places to work to drive results and change practice.

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    Current Employee - Director of Operations in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Director of Operations in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    Benefits, including educational for current employees. Stability.

    Cons

    Complex work culture
    Employee parking
    Below market pay on several key job titles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review outdated business practices and reduce unnecessary meetings.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  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

    I worked at Duke University Health System full-time (more than an year)

    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.  

    enjoyed it there

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

    I worked at Duke University Health System full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
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    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

    I have been working at Duke University Health System full-time (more than an year)

    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
  6.  

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

    I worked at Duke University Health System full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
  7. 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

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

    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
  8.  

    Great place to work with great benefits.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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

  9.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Durham, NC

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

    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
  10.  

    Opportunities to always advance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead, Patient Accounts in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Team Lead, Patient Accounts in Durham, NC

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

    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
  11. 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

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

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