Duke University
3.9 of 5 270 reviews
www.duke.edu Durham, NC 5000+ Employees

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Being at Duke is great, being a PhD student sucks

Research Assistant (Former Employee)
Durham, NC

ProsDuke actually has good benefits for grad students - insurance, gauranteed maternity/paternity leave and vacation (unusual for PhD students).

Conslong hours, no direction, little career development, no feedback

Advice to Senior ManagementGive PhD students more career guidance, more feedback, make time-to-PhD smaller

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    RA work can be a lot depending on the professors

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Duke University


    Pros: Willing to entrust you to do the important part of… Cons: There can also be a lot of tedious work. Professors sometimes put their research as the priority while seems to ignore students' own research progress… More
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    Good place to do research

    Research Assistant (Former Employee)
    Durham, NC

    I worked at Duke University full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: I was working with a world class scientist as my adviser in Duke. Good salary… Cons: Parking is limited and quite far away from buildings. The whole university… Advice to Senior Management: Try to support other subjects other than bio more. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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