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Penn is a good place to work.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at University of Pennsylvania

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Penn provides an intellectually stimulating environment.
They offer all employees many oppurtunities for professional growth through their Education & Training program.
The benefits package is better than others in private industry.

Cons

Salary levels for staff are lower than other private industry employers.
Lack of job orientation for staff positions.
Faculty and Administration show little respect toward staff members.
Common mindset of "we've always done it that way" prohibits change.

Advice to Management

Identify and acknowledge top staff performers with appropriate promotions and salary increases. Implement cross-training and team building among staff members.

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  1. Pick your PI wisely

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Academic Setting, flexibility, top research institution

    Cons

    Boss was a micromanager. Lack of research funding. Too much gossiping

    Advice to Management

    Get you ish togewise and learn how to run a lab


  2. Good place to work

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

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are good. Colleagues are nice. Work/life balance is generally encouraged

    Cons

    Pay is not always comparable with private industry for staff people, There is a caste system in a sense, where faculty are at the top and sometimes act like "royalty".


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