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Updated April 21, 2017
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Richard Brodhead
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  • Work/life balance is pretty imbalanced, but that's normal for programming and research (in 11 reviews)

  • There were long hours and it could be stressful at times due to the nature of the work (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Great internship opportunities"

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    Current Intern - Graduate Research Assistant in Durham, NC
    Current Intern - Graduate Research Assistant in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Duke University as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Duke provides great internship opportunities, especially for graduate students.

    Cons

    My one slight bit of concern is that internships may be limited due to the school's location in a relatively small city.


  2. "Getting paid to do the work I love"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Research Assistant in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Research Assistant in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting research, beautiful campus, healthcare benefits, flexible hours

    Cons

    Getting a PhD in computer science generally pays less than half as well as working in industry. You have to want to do research for it to be worthwhile. Work/life balance is pretty imbalanced, but that's normal for programming and research.


  3. "Great PhD experience"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    High stipend for the cost of living, student health is convenient and usually procedures are free, lots of resources available for research and travel

    Cons

    I've been really happy here so I don't really know.


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  5. "Lifeguard"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Duke University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Could do homework during work hours.

    Cons

    Inside in muggy environment. Do not always get to pick hours


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Duke University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Great people. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say. I loved my time at Duke


  7. "Evaluation"

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    Former Employee - Intramural Supervisor in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Intramural Supervisor in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Duke University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was a student there, the best way to earn extra money.

    Cons

    Balancing it with classes was sometimes difficult


  8. "Clinical nurse three over 20 years experience"

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    Current Employee - Clinicl Nurse in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Clinicl Nurse in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Duke University (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    benefits are excellent, particularly health insurance

    Cons

    parking is expensive and a distance from the hospital


  9. "Go Duke"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Duke University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I like the people here.

    Cons

    Long hours sometimes, upper management

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people to reduce overtime, listen to the ops managers in the buildings they work in.


  10. "Research Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding health care and other benefits.
    Work at home is allowed for researchers and faculty.

    Cons

    If you're not tenure-track faculty, you will almost certainly not advance. Academic research in general is incredibly competitive.


  11. "Great colleagues, ethical team members, bad dudes at the top"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Duke University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent research, dedicated scientists, responsible and hardworking colleagues

    Cons

    Top leadership that is power hungry, unethical, two-faced, liars, and generally bad dudes. Want to build their empire and a name for themselves rather than collaborate and mentor.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people. Value them. Respect them.



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