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Updated Nov 13, 2021

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Duke University Health System President and CEO Eugene Washington, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.
Eugene Washington, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.
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  • "Low pay and over worked(in 125 reviews)
  • "LOW salary with very poor incremental annual raise (does not come close to matching cost of inflation).(in 36 reviews)
  • "Everybody says this about every organization, but the poor management and high turnover runs rampant here(in 33 reviews)
  • "Parking is expensive and inconvenient(in 28 reviews)
  • "Some managers actually care while a lot doesn't.(in 16 reviews)
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  1. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work to put on your resume but not for long term

    Feb 10, 2015 - Registered Nurse in Durham, NC
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    Pros

    Lots of resources. Good educational benefits. Great learning experience.

    Cons

    They are using an expensive consultant group that is telling them where to save money which apparently comes from cutting RN pay and benefits. Severely understaffed. The nurses are in desperate need of a union for protection against the administration.

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    critical care RN

    Sep 30, 2016 - Critical Care Nurse - BSN 
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    Pros

    invaluable experience in ICUs that allows you to get a job anywhere else. phenomenal attendings who are devoted to an academic environment and appreciate teaching.

    Cons

    it is terrible pay for how hard you are worked and all of the expectations held of you. you can only make more money by dumping more time into the system and piling on your workload, so essentially, the number of year you've been a nurse is irrelevant compared to the number of projects, tasks, and committees you're willing to tackle.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  3. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Faculty Liaison

    Mar 20, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Generally good benefits if you sign up for one of their Duke healthcare plans and also take advantage of employee wellness activities, and etc.

    Cons

    Parking; pay is not commensurate with the volume and level of work expected for a lot of the lower and mid-level, non-managerial positions; it's hard to advance in some areas; only allowed minimal salary increases when taking hire level position (in a lot of cases); and often over-worked if in salaried role.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good place to work; pay could be better

    Jan 17, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    One of the top research institutions in the country. Excellent clinicians and research professionals and a highly collaborative and friendly environment.

    Cons

    The pay is not competitive with companies in the private sector and some research institutions. Lots of red tape and bureaucracy. It sometimes takes a very long time for a simple task to be performed.

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  5. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Not happy

    Nov 16, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    The are some good people to work with

    Cons

    Bad pay and admin is rude

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  6. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Ok not great

    May 18, 2021 - Registered Nurse 
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    Pros

    Patients and sometimes your co-workers are fun to be around. Health insurance is pretty good.

    Cons

    PTO is used for everything. That includes holiday's! Christmas holiday pay comes out of your accrued PTO😡. Dental insurance you might as well put the premium in a savings account and pay the Dentist yourself.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Good reputation, reknown Hospital

    Aug 29, 2021 - CMA (AAMA) in Chapel Hill, NC
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    Pros

    Their benefits are pretty good

    Cons

    The pay could be better (yearly raises vary from $0.25 to $0.50 for CMA

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great Place To Work As A New Graduate Nurse

    Feb 1, 2021 - Registered Nurse, BSN in Durham, NC
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    Pros

    Offers Flexible Scheduling , PTO accumulation, Nurse Residency Program, Great Preceptors, Nurse Loan Forgiveness Program, Uses Epic EMR software, Magnet Hospital , relocation assistance, One of the best hospitals in the USA, Great location to work live and play tons to do great weather!

    Cons

    Duke does not pay nurses enough and does not offer raises and if they do its like 20 cents a year . That is one of the reasons why nurses leave Duke is to find hospitals who will pay them what there worth. Health, dental and vision insurance is also very expensive . Duke also needs some improvement on their nurse to patient ratios they can sometimes be overwhelming especially on Step down, PCU and Med Surg Units.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Excellent Forward Thinking Organization

    Jul 16, 2014 - Account Analyst in Durham, NC
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    Pros

    Great benefits, Great opportunities for advancement regardless of your experience and career level. Looks great on a resume and certainly has provided me with a great deal of enrichment in life.

    Cons

    Transfer pay rules are extremely backwards and do not reward their best employees as they should. It is unfortunate that to really get paid what you are worth you have to transfer out of Duke and attempt to get back in...make sure you don't burn bridges!

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  10. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Population Health Associate

    Mar 13, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Great work environment and great place to start your career.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth and pay is not competitive with market at times

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