Duke University Reviews

Updated May 6, 2021

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Pros
  • "Great benefits; love the intellectual climate; some wonderful people(in 101 reviews)

  • "good benefits, good people, good customers(in 85 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Poor public transport to some areas in Durham(in 50 reviews)

  • "long hours, challenge meeting deadlines(in 25 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Graduate study

      May 4, 2021 - PhD Graduate Student in Denver, CO
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      Pros

      Great resources, faculties, peers, etc.

      Cons

      Location is a limitation, but it's getting better

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      People-First Organization

      Mar 29, 2021 - Assistant Director in Durham, NC
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      Pros

      I've loved working at Duke. They've been incredibly supportive during the pandemic. Employee health and welfare have clearly been a priority from the top management, all the way down the chain. Although the university suffered severe financial consequences from the pandemic, they were proactive and thoughtful about reaching out to employees with personal message of recognition and gratitude for the work we've done to support students. Thankfully, leaders prioritized employees and implemented strategic initiatives to avoid layoffs.

      Cons

      Real progress on diversity and inclusion are slow going, despite leadership's statements and efforts in support of these ideals. Representation of women and ethnic and religious minorities in faculty are not where they should be. It can be difficult to grow in your career if you stay at Duke, which is unfortunate. High quality contributors can languish in positions unless they leave for peer institutions.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      good benefit

      May 4, 2021 - Bio Statistician in Durham, NC
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      Pros

      overall it is a good place to work with good benefits

      Cons

      but salary increase is very low

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Fair place to work with

      May 6, 2021 - Research Scientist 
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      Pros

      flexible, organized, benefits were fine

      Cons

      salary is not very compatible

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Stable job, excellent benefits, less competitive salary

      Apr 21, 2021 - Grants and Contracts Administrator in Durham, NC
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      Pros

      Great benefits and work/life balance

      Cons

      Salary isn’t very competitive, career advancement can be slow due to bureaucratic structure of university.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good

      Apr 23, 2021 - Postdoctoral Associate in Durham, NC
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      Pros

      Nice manager good working environment

      Cons

      salary is not high, promotion does not increase salary a lot

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Worst experience

      Apr 26, 2021 - Research Technician in Durham, NC
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      Pros

      I wish this job had any Pros.

      Cons

      The pay was horrible but the worst part of it was the horrible and toxic environment in Duke research labs. The PI's expect you to have no life and will rip you apart in front of everyone for the smallest mistake. With parking was $100/month for a Duke lot that was a 20-minute walk from the lab, health insurance was $80/month with no dental, I wasn't saving any money at all at a $35,000/year salary. No one I know has had a good experience at Duke as a research technician.

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      good for a short intermediate position for gaining more experience for career

      May 3, 2021 - Postdoctoral Associate in Durham, NC
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      Pros

      postdoc resources, location near RTP

      Cons

      positive experience heavily dependent on supervisor and lab environement

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work!

      Apr 20, 2021 - Covid-19 Contact Tracer 
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      Pros

      Great Team and support! I feel respected by management.

      Cons

      Can't think of any right now!

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good experience, rigorous research

      Apr 16, 2021 - Researcher, PhD Candidate in Durham, NC
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      Pros

      Got paid very well for Durham where l was able to save by lower living costs of the area

      Cons

      None so far at this place

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