Duke University Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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  1. Graduate research experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Duke has a really great infrastructure in place. Between the research facilities and the hospital you can almost always find someone willing to share insight.

    Cons

    Your individual experience naturally depends on the department and the group for which you work. Some facilities are better equipped and better maintained than others, but overall it was above average.

    Advice to Management

    Doesn't really apply as this is a University, but in my department I appreciated the opportunities to continue my education outside the laboratory and I would recommend to continue encouraging those aspects.


  2. Postdoctoral Scholar

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    World class facilities, faculty, colleagues, and an active and stimulating academic environment.

    Cons

    Postdocs that receive their own fellowships and funding become "non-compensated" employees and lose access to certain benefits and perks.


  3. A great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Research Assistant in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Technical Research Assistant in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Duke University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Duke is a great place to work as a student. There are numerous valuable employment opportunities in campus, and you get to learn a lot.

    Cons

    The only issue I can think of is that some jobs require you to have work study, but even if you don't there are plenty of jobs that you can get as a student.

    Advice to Management

    You've done a great job of making sure that there are student jobs on campus which is awesome! also appreciate that it's easy to get onto payroll and switch jobs on campus.


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  5. Great work environment

    Former Employee - Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Duke University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fostered learning and provided multiple opportunities to get involved. Access to important players in the field of public health

    Cons

    No real cons. Some down time.


  6. Instructor

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Instructor in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Duke University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong brand name and supportive culture.

    Cons

    Sometimes the working hours are feels too long.


  7. Research

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible time; benefits for 30 hour employees; invigorating and challenging place of learning

    Cons

    Many jobs are funded by grants and are short term.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of continuously hiring new people cycle them into new grants.


  8. Graduat student intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Duke University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hands on working in lab

    Cons

    only 20 hours a week


  9. Neverending stress

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Services Specialist in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Environmental Services Specialist in Chapel Hill, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Duke University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is OK. Benefits are OK

    Cons

    Treat you like slaves. Try to overwork for pay near minimal

    Advice to Management

    Do what Is right


  10. postdoctoral fellowship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    lots of opportunities for career growth

    Cons

    parking is expensive and limited


  11. Great Place To Learn

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - North Carolina in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - North Carolina in Durham, NC
    Recommends

    Pros

    Open and inviting workplace. Great health care through Duke Med network.

    Cons

    No cons. This is a really great place.



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