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Duke University Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
365 Reviews
4.2
365 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • A lot of sports events so you have a very good work/life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • Great benefits, wonderful co-workers (in most jobs) (in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • If you do want to work hard, opportunities for advancement are not easy to come by (in 9 reviews)

  • Sometimes long hours in the lab (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Duke University

    Pros

    Good experience - worked with top level researchers

    Cons

    The work load is okay, but the funding is somehow limited.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Excellent first job out of school

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    Current Employee - Staff Specialist in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Staff Specialist in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    Great learning environment for getting accustomed to office work, flexible hours, good pay and great health insurance, perks of working at a college campus like library access and free movies.

    Cons

    Duke is weirdly inflexible about certain things, like making you pay for parking and use vacation hours if the office closes due to weather.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As a university, I think the direction is fine. Management advice would have to be specific to individual offices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Fulfilling, fast-paced, meaningful experience dedicated to finding a vaccine for HIV.

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Analyst in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Laboratory Analyst in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    DHVI fosters independent growth of knowledge and skill sets. They encourage good communication skills and collaboration within departments to make sure that all research is cutting edge. Everyone had the utmost respect for each other and it felt like a family.

    Cons

    There were long hours and it could be stressful at times due to the nature of the work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Duke University

    Pros

    Top notch talent among coworkers. Fair (very fair) compensation. Snazzy offices and computers, as well as a cluster to use for computing.

    Cons

    None to speak of. They might give away your office, I guess? But then you'll get a new one that's comparable in quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More math courses would be good. Don't switch offices on people without saying so. I don't know, I wouldn't put anything here but there's a 20 word minimum.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Duke University is the place for you.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Duke University

    Pros

    The students, faculty, and staff are all wonderful to work with and be around on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Sometimes parking can be troublesome. Parking permits are not always as close as one would hope but not too bad either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enjoy the time you are with Duke. It will be one of the best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Easy job, good pay, great work/study job.

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    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Duke University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can do your homework half of the time, the pay is really great.

    Cons

    Hard to get time off

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Place to Study

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke University

    Pros

    -Good campus life and academics

    Cons

    -Workload can be heavy at times

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    Grad student in Econ

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    Current Employee - Grad Student In Economics in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Grad Student In Economics in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Duke University

    Pros

    Good program in terms of academics. DGS is caring and responsive. Ecoteach staff are great

    Cons

    There are good advisers and not-so-good ones... use your judgement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Student Social Media Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Duke University

    Pros

    Great staff and team. My best experience working in the university.

    Cons

    Everybody wants to get a job here. It's difficult to get a full time position.

  11.  

    Great experience

    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant

    I have been working at Duke University

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good benefits, great people

    Cons

    not enough parking for all students within reason

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