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
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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.  

    Former clinical care manager

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    Former Employee - Clinical Manager  in  Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Clinical Manager in Durham, NC

    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
  2.  

    Great Experience at Duke Home Health and Hospice

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    Former Employee - Program Specialist  in  Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Durham, NC

    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
  3.  

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

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

    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
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  5.  

    Great Organization

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dream job turned nightmare

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The patients really are great.

    Cons

    No desire to retain great employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

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

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    Current Employee - MANAGER, CLINICAL SERVICES  in  Durham, NC
    Current Employee - MANAGER, CLINICAL SERVICES in Durham, NC

    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
  8.  

    Overall good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  9.  

    The people are friendly and enjoy working there.

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant

    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
  10.  

    Good place to work, may take a while to climb the ladder

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

    Pros

    Great reputation within the industry, great place to start a career. Good organizational leaders, fantastic and overly competitive benefit package.

    Cons

    Not as many opportunities as you may think - have great talent at the very top, but lots of mediocre employees below. Advancement seems to be based more on number of years than ability. Many "Duke lifers" here, which makes it difficult to progress in the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider employees new to the org for advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It has been very difficult and laws have not been followed

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    Former Employee - Lab Research Analyst  in  Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Lab Research Analyst in Durham, NC

    Pros

    To be able to advance medicine and help people. Some of the Doctors are wonderful and some are not. I did technical work for 20 plus years and enjoyed the jobs a lot.

    Cons

    Duke will not help a worker at all when the job is funded by grants. Duke will not care about you are help you find another job. After 20 plus years of service I get nothing. I was willing to relocate to another job doing anything. duke will not let you apply for just any job. They keep your resume at HR and send only to certain people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What happened to the ideal that People working at Duke were family and we would always have jobs? I told lots of people how great Duke was but I have changed my mind.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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