University of Pittsburgh
3.7 of 5 259 reviews
www.pitt.edu Pittsburgh, PA 5000+ Employees

University of Pittsburgh Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014
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3.7 259 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

University of Pittsburgh Chancellor and CEO Mark A. Nordenberg

Mark A. Nordenberg

(120 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
259 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work/life balance is definitely a plus"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Benefits are excellent steady work"
    in 10 reviews
Cons:
  • "lack of communication, low salary, inexperienced supervisors"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Management issues, little room for advancement"
    in 5 reviews
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Can be better

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Pittsburgh

ProsThe workload of TA is ok... But I think the salary can be higher. There are many TA workshop to enhance your teaching skills.

ConsThe pay is not that competitive, and in summer , you only get 3 months pay instead 4.

Advice to Senior ManagementI like teaching at university of pittsburgh. I hope that the TA /student ratio can be bigger because now a 50-60 people class only have one TA.

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A nice job

Teaching Assistant (Current Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

I have been working at University of Pittsburgh part-time for less than a year

ProsSalary is not bad and the workload is fair as a TA. The working environment is a great, and it is a good opportunity for me to get a deeper understanding of the course I was taught.

ConsThe work load is terriblly heavy if assisting a professor with a terrible grading policy.

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Good not great

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at University of Pittsburgh

ProsAwesome opportunities for advancement and great co-workers

ConsReally strange payment schedule. Once a month? let's be real now.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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nice place, low salary

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Pittsburgh

ProsGreat working environment. Nice benefits.

ConsVery few vacation days. Salary isn't great.

Advice to Senior Managementcombine sick-time and vacation-time to just be "paid time off"

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall good science, flexible environment

Research Specialist III (Current Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

I have been working at University of Pittsburgh full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat science, good benefit and health insurance, people are easy to work with
Flexible environment and good work-life balance

ConsLow salary, limited promotion and career advancement opportunities, hierarchical job

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Great college experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Pittsburgh

ProsAwesome campus and always something to do!

ConsRecent tuition increases makes it a very expensive for out of state students

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Real Good

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Pittsburgh

ProsGood people, networking, research opportunity

ConsManagement issues, little room for advancement

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Working at Pitt as a student work is great.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Pittsburgh part-time

ProsWorking as a student worker, I like the environment.

ConsNot really have any cons

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work.

Student (Former Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

I worked at University of Pittsburgh full-time for more than 3 years

ProsIt's a great location! The school has excellent academics and virtually any club you could want to join. Classes can be really difficult though, so study hard.

ConsA bit crowded on the streets. Choose your major carefully so that you don't have to switch it and then go longer than four years. Make sure to get sleep before exams.

Advice to Senior ManagementConsider the students first!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very good university

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Pittsburgh

Prosall kinds of students makes it good to fit in

Conslocation is not that good to find a job

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