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Philadelphia, PA
10000+ employees
1740
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The University of Pennsylvania was founded by Benjamin Franklin when he had a little down time between establishing a country and experimenting with lightning. Since opening its doors to students in 1751, the Ivy League university has accumulated a notable list of ... Read more

University of Pennsylvania Reviews

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    Current Employee - Associate Director of Research in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Associate Director of Research in Philadelphia, PA
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    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are competitive, and there are plenty of perks especially for people who are interested in the intellectual and cultural resources that a top-tier university has to offer.

    Cons

    It's a big institution, so patience is sometimes required for administrative issues, but it's really not that bad. I've heard it's difficult to advance, but I haven't asked for a raise or promotion yet, so I can't speak from personal experience.

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University of Pennsylvania Interviews

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    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) in July 2009.

    Interview

    Was notified about the position through contacts, but it was also advertised widely. Applied and in less than 3 weeks had one on-site interview. Was offered the position soon thereafter.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Very little negotiation - I know my industry well and the position offer was just fine!

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University of Pennsylvania Awards & Accolades

  • National Top 50 Green Companies, Green Power Partnership, 2012
  • Best Places to Work for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2012

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