Duquesne University Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. good place

    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Duquesne University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice work environment. The people there are generally very nice. It is one of the few places that a Master student can get a graduate assistantship and full tuition scholarship.

    Cons

    I really don’t see any obvious cons. If I have to say something, it might be the work is mostly routine, not much fun and creative. But as a graduate assistant job, how much fun you expect?


  2. Great atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duquesne University part-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are very friendly and helpful

    Cons

    There are not many benefits


  3. Student Aide

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Aide in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Student Aide in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Duquesne University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Friendly Atmosphere -Coworkers willing to help you in any way possible -Surrounded by a wealth of knowledge -Have off for Holy Days and other Catholic Holidays

    Cons

    -Some challenging coworkers (but these people are found everywhere) -Not a lot of room for growth because of tenure -Some close-minded individuals

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


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  5. Nice place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Duquesne University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Peaceful and calm work environment, Free Education, Friendly coworkers, Continuous professional development

    Cons

    Non-profit so low pay bracket compare to corporate firms

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  6. Great people, great atmosphere

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ESL Instructor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - ESL Instructor in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Duquesne University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Supportive, low-key bosses; friendly, helpful co-workers; pleasant, motivated students.

    Cons

    Air quality in building--the windows are sealed, a better air purifying system would help. Might not be a good place to hang out all day for people with dust allergies.

    Advice to Management

    None really, as they truly are good people.


  7. Great University Job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Fundraiser in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Student Fundraiser in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoyed working at Duquesne because the hours were flexible, which is especially important because working at a university, you are typically a student first and an employee second. I always felt as though my classwork was easily prioritized even if I had a deadline or other duties to carry out at work.

    Cons

    In my particular job, I didn't really get the opportunity to interact with coworkers for the majority of work hours. We focused on cold calling a lot, so that became somewhat monotonous. However, it taught me that with resilience and persistence, you can certainly get results even if you are working independently.

    Advice to Management

    I enjoyed interacting with the management in the Offices of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving. They are all really awesome, and I look forward to seeing what they put out in the future.


  8. Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Duquesne University

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work very friendly people. Benefits are great and the campus is as well. Time off is sweet.

    Cons

    Honestly the only con is that it's located in the city if you don't like that sort of thing. Located near public transit to offset this.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your tutition benefits and retirement as they are. Don't cut back on anything. Increase employee salaries accross the board.


  9. Duquesne is a great school with great people. I would recommend it to anyone.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Duquesne University

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone is very nice and open. Being in downtown Pittsburgh is a great location and accessible from anywhere in the city.

    Cons

    While being downtown is a great perk it can also be a downside as the parking can be very costly.


  10. Nice place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duquesne University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small university where you can typically interact with people directly and get your problems solved right away

    Cons

    Lack of co-ordination between departments sometimes makes things tricky


  11. Graduate Assistant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good working atmosphere, allows for a lot of freedom.

    Cons

    Not much assistance in career planning.



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