Duquesne University Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Duquesne University President Charles J. Dougherty
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  1. Great people, great atmosphere

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    • 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.


  2. Nice place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  3. Student Aide

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. Great atmosphere

    • Culture & Values
    • 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


  6. 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?


  7. 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.


  8. Great Experience / Partial Tuition Paid and Stipend for good work experience.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Learned a lot of community development, conflict resolution, program planning, budgeting, and time management. Great coworkers, ability to hire own student staff.

    Cons

    MAJOR time suck, politics of working for a university department may be frustrating at times - a lot of red tape.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to Graduate Assistant and RA suggestions more, they have a thumb on the pulse. Be more aware of the big picture.


  9. it was a good grad school

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Duquesne University

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

    Pros

    you could make your own schedule, my group was nice, my advisor was awesome, not too many classes required, research was encouraged

    Cons

    the people were sometimes hard to work with, some advisors are really mean and can be condescending, you don't get much respect from advisors or students until you are at least in your 3rd year

    Advice to Management

    I think the management should come down on the advisors more to respect all of the students no matter if they are freshman or senior graduate students, also to promote a better environment


  10. Pay good but people aren't

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duquesne University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay at decent university. Working for this university should help with career advancement.

    Cons

    75% of the other employees at this university are so stuck up its disgusting. Makes for a terrible work environment.


  11. Perfect job for furthering skill set and education

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duquesne University

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

    Pros

    Training readily available and encouraged, tuition reimbursement for degree programs, tuition exchange/reimbursement for family members after specified employment period, supportive environment, religious atmosphere.

    Cons

    Salary comparatively lower than other positions outside education but tuition reimbursement more than makes up for what lacks in salary compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to new ideas and supportive of those who think outside the box.



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