University of Pittsburgh Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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University of Pittsburgh Chancellor and CEO Mark A. Nordenberg
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Pros
  • Work/life balance is definitely a plus (in 13 reviews)

  • awesome place to work, great benefits (in 25 reviews)

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

  • low salary and doesn't advance quickly (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Graduate Student Research Assistant

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

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

    Pros

    You're job is to work toward a degree while gaining excellent and needed experience in your intended field. Plus, it pays for school and you can earn a doctorate without incurring debt.

    Cons

    It's what you would expect from a position as a graduate student, there is a lot of work and you have to juggle competing time constraints such as course work and milestones.

    Advice to Management

    Keeping stipends commensurate with inflation would provide for a better quality of life and not force students to seek out additional funding sources such as part time jobs.


  2. Good university

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    competitive salaries considering the pricing index in Pitt is not high

    Cons

    i can not find any cons that i must put them here

    Advice to Management

    good university but need more efficience


  3. Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Teaching Instructor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Teaching Instructor in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at University of Pittsburgh (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, famous for UPMC

    Cons

    Not as good as Carnegie Mellon University


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  5. As a part time on-campus employer

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Pittsburgh as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It'll avoid to apply for CPT. The environment is very comfort and people are pretty nice. Work load is not too much and easy to get through.

    Cons

    If you are an international student, you need to do a lot of paperwork. Too much job is not fun enough just sitting there and check the computer.

    Advice to Management

    Please prepare more interesting job openings or some professional work for students and benefit for them to write in resume and good for career.


  6. Great Benefits, but never employee first.

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    Former Employee - "Career Services" in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - "Career Services" in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Pittsburgh (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great staff, Amazing Benefits, Nice staff

    Cons

    Poorly managed .Very low pay. Not worth it


  7. Great place of employment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good collaboration, good administration, helpful scientists

    Cons

    Poor communication, difficult bureaucracy, credibility

    Advice to Management

    Better knowledge of administrative systems


  8. Great place to stay with

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Pittsburgh (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of research opportunity, great benefit (UPMC health insurance), nice city (many trail for running and biking), good environment to learn (could register class at both PITT and CMU). Balanced life between work and life.

    Cons

    Not yet. Maybe raise our salary a little bit...


  9. Teaching Assistant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Pittsburgh part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, easy work, convenient for a college kid

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager/Research Coordinator in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Project Manager/Research Coordinator in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at University of Pittsburgh (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent for learning new skills. Educational benefits. Good Health benefits.

    Cons

    Low salary. Congested area


  11. Great Experience

    Former Employee - Student Worker in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Pittsburgh part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The part time job I had was perfect with my student schedule.

    Cons

    It is hard to get a job, I applied for more than 15 part-time non work study positions and only heard back from 2.

    Advice to Management

    Respond to applications, even if it is a no.



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