University of Pennsylvania Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann
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Pros
  • Great culture and work life balance (in 26 reviews)

  • Great benefits and a fun environment (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • There isn't alot of room for advancement (in 6 reviews)

  • low salary, low chance for promotion (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Love the experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits, Knowledge, Flexible shifts, Teamwork,

    Cons

    Hiring process is kind of slow.


  2. Grate Work place

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Du Quoin, IL
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Du Quoin, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits flexible working hours free lunch

    Cons

    stressful projects working late expected shifting goal posts

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


  3. Best place to work in Philly

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing people, everyone is smart and overqualified

    Cons

    No cons really unless you are in one of the pressure departments like admissions or fundraising


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  5. Project manager

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great career advice, help and mentoring. Allows a lot of independent thinking. Very supportive of their staff.

    Cons

    lower pay due to academia


  6. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Audiovisual Technician in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Audiovisual Technician in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very accepting staff. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Sub par compensation. A little boring


  7. IT Support Tech

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for, my associates were hardworking and trustworthy people. I learned a lot and did IT support for students on a daily basis so it helped me with customer service as well!

    Cons

    There really wasn't a downfall to working for this university. I learned a whole lot and had such a great experience working with them.


  8. Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great work environment, very helpful advisors. Did not feel stupid for not knowing what to do sometimes; people were very understanding.

    Cons

    I really have no complaints, I was given so much autonomy and was flown out of the country to present at a conference.

    Advice to Management

    None. I loved my advisors and fellow peers. I had a fantastic experience during my time at Penn. It was great and I learned a lot


  9. Bureaucratic Behemoth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Big Name High rankings prestige

    Cons

    Poor pay, backstabing environment with colleagues, no thought to individuals, still a boys club despute what they say

    Advice to Management

    Stop the fifedoms, there is no recourse under the leadership model


  10. Great Resources too much competetion

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Pennsylvania full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They have all the resources you can ever imagine to complete your research in field of Immunology. It is one of the best place to work in this field as you have access to advise, suggestions and collaborations of very intelligent scientific community in the field of Immunology

    Cons

    As this University does cuttig edge research, becomes quite stressful at times as you need to perform at your best and as fast as you can. As a post doc with family and living 40 miles away from the campus, my life was tough. but some one who has no other responsibilities and research is the only goal in life then this place works best.

    Advice to Management

    They need to provide more benefits to thier employees specially health benefits


  11. good medical school

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    excellent scientists and research, good facilities.

    Cons

    no benefit or anything for postdoc



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