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Duke University Reviews

Updated December 9, 2018
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  1. "Graduate student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke University full-time

    Pros

    Duke enjoys very good research environment

    Cons

    teaching load is heavy for some specific majors


  2. "Nice place to work if you are comfortable not advancing"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Duke University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Health benefits
    Time Off
    Flexible work hours
    Relatively low stress

    Cons

    No room for advancement
    Little opportunity for raises

  3. "Educational Technology Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Duke University full-time

    Pros

    Autonomy in work, benefits are great

    Cons

    I don’t have any cons


  4. "PhD Students"

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

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

    Pros

    -Top Salary for PhD Students in US
    -Top research groups
    -Relatively low cost of living compared to big cities
    -Recognized and well-respected brand

    Cons

    -The school is relatively small if we compare it to top public schools
    -Undergrad and grad students don't mingle much and their culture is very different.
    -Student body lacks diversity and is almost entirely represented by two races
    -The student body is highly segregated.

    Advice to Management

    -More social events on campus
    -Needs more companies, especially from Silicon Valley in the campus recruitment events


  5. "Issues with Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Duke University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, friendly people, easy commute

    Cons

    Leadership restructuring, non transparent, focus on wrong areas of improvement


  6. "Registered Nurse at Duke Raleigh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Duke University full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, really love it

    Cons

    None, there are no cons for working here.


  7. "Great experience"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Durham, NC

    Pros

    Good pay. Good supervision and guidance

    Cons

    None. It has been a good experience

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "ok for a large employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    excellent health insurance. some job security, depending on position. schedule can be flexible according to HR, but in practice at all depends on the position.

    Cons

    very large, bureaucratic organization. can be frustrating to navigate for someone in an administrative position


  9. "TA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Duke University part-time

    Pros

    Learning on job at a prestigious university

    Cons

    pay as TA is minimum wage


  10. "Research scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke University full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible work hours

    Cons

    low pay, not good opportunities for career advancement