University of Pennsylvania
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www.upenn.edu Philadelphia, PA 5000+ Employees

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Driven by external funding

Research Assistant Professor (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

I have been working at University of Pennsylvania full-time for more than 5 years

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

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

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Stay for the benefits.

Administrative Coordinator (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

I have been working at University of Pennsylvania full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: Great benefits (100% free tuition at Penn) Cons: low pay, typically University ineptness and lack of communication, culture… Advice to Senior Management: pay your employees more money. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

I have been working at University of Pennsylvania full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: - Some nice people. - Generous paid time off. - Good tuition benefits for… Cons: - Salaries low unless in upper management. - Parking expensive and convenient lots have no vacancies. - Location is awful (West Philly) and driving in and out… Advice to Senior Management: - Increase salaries for positions below upper management. - More opportunity for advancement based on… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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