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University of Pittsburgh Reviews in Pittsburgh, PA

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
349 Reviews
3.9
349 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • As a graduate assistant, compensation was fair and work life balance was reiterated (in 13 reviews)

  • Great benefits, including greatly reduced tuition, healthcare, and vacation time (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • Management issues, little room for advancement (in 8 reviews)

  • Low salary and will not increase employee pay grade if you qualify (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    I loved working there

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at University of Pittsburgh full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    My department was the best. Very nice staff. I was promoted and had good salary increase.

    Cons

    Compare to other departments we had to work a lot of overtime and on weekends and sometimes from home during time off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not take outside agency advises!

    Recommends
  2.  

    Good introduction to Research

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Researcher in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Researcher in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at University of Pittsburgh full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working as a undergraduate researcher at Pitt is a low-stress job with decent compensation. Depending on the lab you are in, you could be given a fair amount of agency when it comes to working on projects, but your mileage may vary.

    Cons

    Pitt does not have the most advanced paperwork services so that can be a hassle at times. The overall pace of student research can be slow and underwhelming at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great for growing young resaercher

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at University of Pittsburgh full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    great environment for high stakes resarch

    Cons

    a lot of pressure to obtain extramural funding when the mechanisms for funding are decreasing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Energetic, vibrant, happening place

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

    I have been working at University of Pittsburgh part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you want to be in a place where there is new and cutting edge research everyday this is the place. As a graduate assistant, compensation was fair and work life balance was reiterated. It is a great place to get research experience as the collaboration possibilities are numerous.

    Cons

    Not having a long range financial compensation plan. It ors by the year but they are really good at getting funding especially for doctoral students.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at University of Pittsburgh full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Affordable city, fun to work here.

    Cons

    Cold winters, compensation not the best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice to receive a better salary given qualifications.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I had the most wonderful experience there

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at University of Pittsburgh full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I worked in a research lab with just 4 members. My mentor was great and people I worked with were also good. I had no complains.

    Cons

    Work space was a constraint and since the labs had open plan, there was very little privacy from lab to lab

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It is fantastic.

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    Current Employee - Pathfinder in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Pathfinder in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at University of Pittsburgh part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The values are bar none

    Cons

    Hours can interfere with school schedules

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank your employees a little bit more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to study and work

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    Current Employee - Work Study - Student Employment in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Work Study - Student Employment in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at University of Pittsburgh part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Able to do research with relatively renowned professors
    Able to balance research schedule with class schedule
    Good school prestige when looking for future employers

    Cons

    The hourly wages for a student research assistant are moderate.
    As a student research assistant you are unlikely to have many coworkers.
    Some tasks that you are assigned as a student research assistant are a bit menial.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Part Time Instructor

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    Current Employee - Part Time Instructor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Part Time Instructor in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at University of Pittsburgh part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working with friends, laid back

    Cons

    Time management can be difficult, less salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please pay those who grade papers more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Positive

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

    I have been working at University of Pittsburgh part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Recess time off. Benefits. College environmdnt
    Benefits
    College atmosphere

    Cons

    Traffic in and around university
    Proximity to western psych

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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