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University of Pennsylvania Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
481 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent center for research and emphasis on work-life balance (in 26 reviews)

  • Job security, great benefits, good home/work life balance, great co-workers (in 27 reviews)


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

  • Low salary, since it is non profit, academic research, government grant funding (in 9 reviews)

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    Research Assistant Review

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

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania

    Pros

    Accessible professor, flexible working time

    Cons

    Unchallenging work, gets boring sometime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training/eduction

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    research assistant wharton business school

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Pennsylvania

    Pros

    do not have to be at office

    Cons

    really hard project to research

  3.  

    Computer Science Teaching Assistant

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Phila, PA

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

    Pros

    Work hands on with students and improve your own teaching skills. Excellent pay for being an undergrad student. Professors are great and experience people to work with.

    Cons

    Balancing your other coursework, especially around midterms and finals, can be challenging. But if you have good time management, you should have no problem! Great place to be working at!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania

    Pros

    good pay
    great people
    great campus very clean and peaceful

    Cons

    none great place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    life is short

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good place to be

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at University of Pennsylvania

    Pros

    Stipend of 24,500 for a PhD student, going up to $30,500 this year. Can make more money through TA'ing.

    Cons

    None, a great place to be!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N.A.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    RA

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania

    Pros

    outstanding school, safety area, convenience life facility

    Cons

    cold weather in winter season

  8.  

    Good school to study

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Pennsylvania

    Pros

    Very academic. Diverse student body.

    Cons

    Wharton is way too pre-professional!

  9.  

    great university

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania

    Pros

    great facility, nice faculty members, smart students

    Cons

    too cold in winter, gyms are not free

    Recommends
  10.  

    I have a nice experience in University of Pennsylvania

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

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

    Pros

    Good research environment; diverse culture.

    Cons

    Fast speed; really competitive; sometimes too much pressure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great

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    Former Employee - Research Specialist B in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Research Specialist B in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at University of Pennsylvania full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to see unseen stuff

    Cons

    People you work with are not great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more money!!!

    Recommends

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