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Driven by external funding

Current Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Philadelphia, PA
Current Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Philadelphia, PA

I have been working at University of Pennsylvania full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Thriving research environment. Flexible and friendly. Good mentoring system. Good pool of students and postdocs.

Cons

Depends too much on federal grant support. Quality of research can be low, because researchers are under a lot of pressure to publish and get funding.

Advice to Management

Invest more in the bottom line of good quality research, as opposed to funding dollars.

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  1. Fantastic institutional support, particularly health care.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Health coverage for those who live near the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia was tremendous. Collegial environment with great people.

    Cons

    Salaries are lower, but so is cost of living. It can sometimes be tough to bridge the divide between some of the ultra-fancy students and the regular folks who live in Philly and work at the university, but that is certainly a worthwhile goal that everyone needs to be on board with. There are some good neighborhoods to live in Philly, but they need to get better. It is still a tough place to raise a family.


  2. Studio critic at the graduate school of architecture

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Pennsylvania part-time

    Pros

    Good students, good team of young professors

    Cons

    Need a better direction and vision


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