University of Pittsburgh Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Research Instructor

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

    I have been working at University of Pittsburgh full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The workplace is a nice environment, good associates, great mentorship, interesting work. Opportunity to collaborate. Build independence.

    Cons

    It is a very competitive position, long work hours are expected. It takes a lot of experience and devotion.

  2. reseach specialist

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    Current Employee - Research Data Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Research Data Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    great 401k, great time off

    Cons

    low pay the most increase you can get s 2.5 %

  3. Pretty easy

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

    I have been working at University of Pittsburgh

    Pros

    no work
    can do homework etc

    Cons

    nothing. Can be a waste of tiem

    Advice to Management

    dont need two people for half a person's job

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  5. Great Place depending on your department

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    Current Employee - Academic Advisor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Academic Advisor in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at University of Pittsburgh (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and time off. Opportunities to get involved in other areas through committees, staff organizations and volunteer opportunities.

    Cons

    Career advancement is solely dependent on your department-some departments have clear promotion tracks while others do not. Salary is capped so that you can only earn 10% more when you change jobs. It is better to leave the university and be hired back at a higher salary than count on getting a significant increase on a yearly basis.

    Advice to Management

    Have better training for all supervisors. Clear policy on professional development funding and opportunities.

  6. Great university to work and study

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at University of Pittsburgh

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Superb infrastructure, location, and top-notch faculty and researchers

    Cons

    Parking, the mechanical engineering department badly needs new faculty

    Advice to Management

    The mechanical engineering department is being neglected, faculty are leaving...

  7. As both a student-employee and non-student employee, I had a very good experience and was always able to learn.

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great access to lots of the similar services (city and university) as students and very good work hours.

    Cons

    Pay isn't always the highest and many departments are subject to various government grants and stringent operating budgets.

    Advice to Management

    Focus efforts on continuing to secure government grants for department operational budgets.

  8. Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Administrator I in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Administrator I in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at University of Pittsburgh full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are wonderful; great team of people to work with, gives room to promote creativity with job processes.

    Cons

    Management blames constituents and others for what they lack. Many decisions made increase work load.

  9. Research assistant at the University of Pittsburgh

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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 full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free and friendly atmosphere. Good balance between work and life. Equipment, such as computer, scanner, and printer, is freely available. Payment is good considering the CPI.

    Cons

    Sometimes it is stressful to work here. Need to maintain good relationship with boss. Collaboration among groups is rare. Funding is not guaranteed all the time. No windows in the office.

    Advice to Management

    Add windows to the offices for students. Promote more collaboration among different research groups. Schedule more department wide colloquiums. Prepare some free snacks for creativity.

  10. Work Study at Pitt

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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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work/school/life balance and hours
    Above minimum wage compensation

    Cons

    Lots of political/management hoops to jump through for some things

  11. Great benefits but low salary with little room for advancement or raises

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    Current Employee - Administrator II in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Administrator II in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at University of Pittsburgh

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great health, retirement, and education benefits

    Cons

    Low starting salary with little room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    More competitive salaries for administrative staff.

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