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  1.  

    Undergraduate Engineering TA position, 3 semesters, EGR103

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Durham, NC

    I worked at Duke University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    While it isn't the most glamorous job here at Duke, my experience TAing was fantastic - the pay is reasonable (although not what you can get from an engineering job), the hours are good and the work is instructional for you as much as it is for the students you're working with. My knowledge of MATLAB grew immensely, and I got a chance to meet a lot of engineers and act as a pseudo-adviser simply because I was farther along in my undergraduate career than they were.

    Cons

    Grading can sneak up on you and labs can take longer than you might expect, so you have to make sure not to leave them for the last minute or you risk spending all night grading. Lab sections are slow but you have to be aware of what's going on around you, so they aren't really good times for working.

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    Keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    Durham is great, cheap living.

    Cons

    Durham is not a big city, might be boring to some people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke University

    Pros

    I like my program. Very useful.

    Cons

    don't have any for now

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  5.  

    Very good university

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Duke University

    Pros

    career consulting is great and networking

    Cons

    self-learned, too many other events

  6.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Scientist in Durham, NC

    I worked at Duke University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. There are also people from nearby universities working with us. Great benefits.

    Cons

    My salary was bit low.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    An interdisciplinary environment, lots of opportunities.

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

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

    Pros

    People are friendly, all sorts of activities.

    Cons

    Things are not moving fast.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Prof.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Brilliant colleagues and students eager to learn

    Cons

    Meetings are not run efficiently

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less money for special programs more for departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke University

    Pros

    good medical benefits, secure, great healthcare, nice people (generally), good vacation and sick time package. lots of great conferences, smart people.

    Cons

    large bureaucracy means that support departments don't necessarily focus on "service" as much as they should; it takes a while to set up workable and functional relationships with outside vendors, and communication within the university isn't great

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great Summer Job to Gain Lots of Useful Experience

    Former Intern - Conference and Event Services Assistant in Durham, NC
    Former Intern - Conference and Event Services Assistant in Durham, NC

    I worked at Duke University as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience, has given me a very solid background for many entry-level jobs I've been considering for my career and I wouldn't have been able to get the same experiences otherwise. Work days pass quickly because there is lots to do and varied activities throughout the workday, you're not just sitting behind a desk in an office all day.

    Cons

    Working Weekends a lot of the time and getting other days of the week off when no one else you know is off as well. Also inconsistent amounts of work: some lulls in work depending on programs on campus, but at other times very chaotic right in the middle of the summer when it's prime time for all camps and programs to have participants staying on campus, so a bit overwhelming at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None really, the office was managed really well and I felt like they were really good at recognizing our learning curve before they threw us onto certain projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Solid but little potential for ambitious non-academia professionals

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Duke University

    Pros

    Easy job, security, good benefits

    Cons

    Being in the administrative side of academia has its perks but it's unlikely that you'll move upwards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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