Duke University Health System

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Duke University Health System Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
150 Reviews
3.7
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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.  

    New Grad RN

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RN, Bsn in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - RN, Bsn in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    Duke is a great hospital for new grad RNs. They will find a spot for you if you hiring unit doesn't work out for you. Great preceptors, great resources and the chance to work with amazing doctors, nurses and interdisciplinary teams.

    Cons

    The pay could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give us more room to grow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Post-doc experience - great experience, may depend on the group you're with

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    I absolutely love the laboratory I am in, and find the overall research community within the health system quite wonderful to work with. There is an astounding amount of genuine collaboration and shared interests - and often so many talks and opportunities to meet with other people that it can be hard to get actual work done!

    Cons

    Your experience may vary wildly depending on which group you end up with, so careful attention must be paid with who you interview with. Also, particularly within the psychiatry department (the area I am most acquainted with), HR is an absolute nightmare. They never have the forms needed, I know of several people who did not get a paycheck on time (and had to re-fill paperwork for direct deposit 3-4x, etc).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the HR department in line! Also, make the policies associated with entry into the department (all the forms and paperwork and payroll and all that) more streamlined. Once integrated, thing run mostly smoothly (though if you have a problem, it will be difficult to resolve), but getting everything integrated is difficult.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work but bad place for upward mobility.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Laboratory Research Analyst II in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Laboratory Research Analyst II in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    Smart people, unique platform, access to good resources.

    Cons

    Low pay and lack of upward mobility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication and less focus on the micro and more on the macro.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    PNA Experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PNA in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - PNA in Durham, NC

    I worked at Duke University Health System full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Gained a lot of experience

    Cons

    Did not get the unit that I wanted, somewhat disorganized process surrounding the beginning of the job.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Making work culture improvement,

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke University Health System

    Pros

    Making significant work culture improvement.

    Cons

    Still have areas that need improvement concerning work culture.

  7.  

    Excellent opportunities for right people

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    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are hard to beat here. Tuition can be affordable if you have college aged kids who can make it into here as well. Diverse staff.

    Cons

    Not enough staff in the homecare department to fully enable adequate marketing and overall community reputation. Need more nurses and more educational opportunities for all staff. Hospice needs an overhaul as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in more staff than you the numbers say and business will grow. Increase educational opportunities for staff. Stop spending money on consultants to figure out changes needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall great place to work

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    • 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 (more than a year)

    Pros

    Access to an abundance of resources, eg software or library materials, and the opportunity to collaborate on interesting projects with leaders in their field. Leadership that is willing to listen feedback and act upon it as much as they are able.

    Cons

    The health system has been going through a lot of changes so projects and scope can shift dramatically day to day. But this is tied to one major undertaking and things will likely become more predictable once we get through it.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great health system, excellent retirement benefits.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at Duke University Health System full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The best part are the numerous retirement packages you have access to choose from.

    Cons

    The challenges are getting paid once a month and the salary ranges are not as high as the industry.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Work hard, underpaid

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits were better but they are ok now.

    Cons

    No real bonus and very small yearly salary increase.

  11.  

    Excellent medical centers with lots of opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to explore career options for graduate students

    Cons

    There is not that much collaborations in some labs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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