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Duke University Health System Reviews

Updated March 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Great Benefits for employees from Medical to Personal Assistance (in 42 reviews)

  • Excellent work life balance with ability to easily take requested time off (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Definitely are working for the name on your resume, rather low pay scale for the industry (in 16 reviews)

  • Work/life balance isn't where it should be in the department I work in (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Registered Nurse"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Well supported and great educational opportunities

    Cons

    Horrible compensation for nurses. Well below market value


  2. "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke University Health System full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, work life balance,

    Cons

    Low pay scale, hours, no room for advancement, not hiring from within


  3. "Good experience low pay"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Duke University Health System full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, usually good management, good hours in ambulatory

    Cons

    Low pay, not the best benefits, not always great about work life balance, some co-workers are resistant to change

    Advice to Management

    Assist staff in obtaining movement upward


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Mgmt Analyst lll"

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    Former Employee - Financial Management Analyst Lll in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Financial Management Analyst Lll in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits when it comes to Insurance, IRA, and vacation days.

    Cons

    The "Good Old Boy Network" still exists.

    Advice to Management

    When involved in new projects and procedures before implementation the operational, hands on employee(s) SHOULD BE INCLUDED FROM THE VERY BEGINNING to get transitions easier and smoother instead of when the project is done. Projects COULD be done on timely basis IF PEOPLE WOULD LEARN TO COMMUNICATE TO THE EMPLOYEES WORKING THE OPERATIONS!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "CMA"

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    Current Employee - CMA in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - CMA in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great benefits, great location, great perks

    Cons

    coworkers very juvenile, backfighters, and very catty

    Advice to Management

    dont take sides


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    "Registered Nurse"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Duke University Health System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    World Class Physicians
    World Class Research Facility

    Cons

    Low Pay
    Focus on bottom line
    Employees are seen as a 'number'
    Antiquated thought processes, no innovation or cutting edge practices from a nursing perspective.
    Highly physician driven. Nurses have little to no voice within the institution.
    Far too many new graduate nurses in the ranks.

    Advice to Management

    Retention is the biggest issue in the health system. A model of hiring and training cohorts of new graduate nurses to patch your hemorrhaging of experienced staff is not an ideal solution and not what is best for patient care.


  8. "ultrasound"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Duke University Health System full-time

    Pros

    good name to add to your resume

    Cons

    under paid compared to local hospitals


  9. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Autonomy of work. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Very very low wage, parking


  10. "Great benefits; management could be better"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse III in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse III in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Duke University Health System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I think a lot of what people think about Duke depends on their specific workplace. The place is huge, and there are a lot of great people here. There's always something to learn, being on the cutting edge of health care, and overall the benefits are very good (education particularly).

    Cons

    Many units are terribly understaffed, which is a problem that compounds itself. Quality of management depends on where specifically you work. Every year Duke does market adjustments to bring their pay up to market standards, yet they never seem to catch up.

    Advice to Management

    As nice as new buildings are, adequate staffing would do more for employee morale.


  11. "Just an OK place to work"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse

    I worked at Duke University Health System (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good insurance benefits available, options for onsite earning of continuing education credits, prestige of being employee of a major medical health system

    Cons

    Have to pay for parking and be shuttled in from offsite. Promoting political correctness can take priority over talent, education and experience when it comes to promotions.



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