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Eugene Washington, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.
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  1. "Good for training"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Duke University Health System

    Pros

    Good reputation Outstanding researchers Collaborative environment Most employees are friendly to each other, some administration staffs are very nice and helpful

    Cons

    Not much chances for long term career development at Duke as a researcher.

    Duke University Health System2016-04-20
  2. "Post-doc experience - great experience, may depend on the group you're with"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Durham, NC
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Duke University Health System full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    I absolutely love the laboratory I am in, and find the overall research community within the health system quite wonderful to work with. There is an astounding amount of genuine collaboration and shared interests - and often so many talks and opportunities to meet with other people that it can be hard to get actual work done!

    Cons

    Your experience may vary wildly depending on which group you end up with, so careful attention must be paid with who you interview with. Also, particularly within the psychiatry department (the area I am most acquainted with), HR is an absolute nightmare. They never have the forms needed, I know of several people who did not get a paycheck on time (and had to re-fill paperwork for direct deposit 3-4x, etc).

    Advice to Management

    Get the HR department in line! Also, make the policies associated with entry into the department (all the forms and paperwork and payroll and all that) more streamlined. Once integrated, thing run mostly smoothly (though if you have a problem, it will be difficult to resolve), but getting everything integrated is difficult.

    Duke University Health System2014-04-08
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Undervalues employees. Good opportunities to develop your resume/CV, though."

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Duke University Health System full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Opportunities to work on different, very cool projects. Lots of interesting collaborators and collaboration opportunities. Some DUMC employees complain about poor work-ilfe balance and incredible pressure to work around the clock, but I didn't experience this. I found that work-life balance was completely manageable.

    Cons

    At the time I worked there, Duke seemed to feel that employees should be honored and grateful to work at the Duke University Medical Center (DUMC), and that efforts to create a hospitable working environment were unnecessary. There was a lot of talk about going the extra mile to offer excellent patient care, but Duke itself was extremely self-serving in its policies with employees. For example, I worked in a building...

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    Advice to Management

    Actions speak louder than words. Rhetoric about Duke being committed to employees falls flat when, for example, the mandatory orientation session prioritizes a 30-minute lecture on hand-washing over covering how to sign up for benefits. (The benefits talk, which presenters acknowledged was probably most important to new employees because the window to sign up for benefits was closing, was last in the orientation session,...

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    Duke University Health System2013-08-15
  4. "Glad to be there."

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in
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    I have been working at Duke University Health System

    Pros

    The name and reputation of the university and the department.

    Cons

    Do not follow NIH Guidelines for fair Post-doc salaries.

    Advice to Management

    As a post doc, my salary was much lower than the NIH recommendations (through out the 3.5 years I was employed). This did not effect my work ethics, however, I am leaving the university with the first available opportunity. I know this is the case with may other staff and faculty. To be competitive Duke has to pay at least the minimum if not more. I suggest that they keep in mind " one usually gets what they pay for!"....

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    Duke University Health System2011-07-10
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