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Updated February 21, 2017
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  • Great benefits and work-life balance; particularly excellent vacation time (in 39 reviews)

  • The job came with great benefits (in 46 reviews)

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  1. "EGRMGMT540.03"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good learning experience and can train myself to be better

    Cons

    The parking is really hard. I have to walk to school everyday.


  2. "Great!"

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

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

    Pros

    They care about and take care of graduate students

    Cons

    Everything's pretty great, just wish we had dental insurance


  3. "Very fun and enjoyable"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Durham is a quiet town so it allows us to concentrate on study. Furthermore, there are so many tourist attractions at the town

    Cons

    Not a lot of Asian restaurant. The services are expensive. It is better if you can cook and love to ride a bicycle.

    Advice to Management

    You did the best. Nothing can be improved.


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  5. "Great place to work as a PhD graduate student in the biomedical sciences"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Good stipend packages
    2. A large amount of resources for professional development within/outside academia
    3. Facilities in the school (healthcare, recreation, etc) are great
    4. Affordable living in Durham, NC

    Cons

    1.Not a lot pharmaceutical/biotech companies in the region, compared to the Boston, NJ, or California.
    2. Can be tough to get through 5-6.5 years of PhD training in biomedical sciences.


  6. "Great Place to Work"

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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

    Academic faculty and staff have every opportunity to succeed.
    Beautiful place to work.
    Faculty salaries very good for academia.

    Cons

    Not as collaborative as it could be.


  7. "World-class Employer in IT"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Duke University full-time

    Pros

    World-class research institution with visionary leadership. Opportunities to work with emerging technologies and innovative projects. Career advancement and professional development is a shared responsibility between supervisors and their staff. Initiative and extra effort are valued. IT development teams are lean so plenty of opportunity to be on multiple projects and learn new skills. Salaries are competitive with other higher education institutions in its class. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Salaries are slightly lower than market but benefits such as employer contribution to retirement savings and healthcare make up the difference.


  8. "Postdoc"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke University full-time

    Pros

    Good resources, nice working environment

    Cons

    No benefits for postdoc. Paid is lower than NIH standard. Very little adjustment for salary each year


  9. "Nephrology Lab Duke Univeristy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke University part-time

    Pros

    Interesting protocols that kept me challenged

    Cons

    Repetitive, tedious experiments over many weeks


  10. "Staff Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Assistant in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Staff Assistant in Durham, NC
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, access to gym, health, dental, eye, insurance, 403(b) retirement, Duke Credit Union access, employee discounts with phone carriers and other vendors, online database learning subscription, extensive library database access. Supervision and management is flexible and willing to help you develop.

    Cons

    Not many. I wish I was paid more, but who doesn't want more money?


  11. "Good benefits, poor management"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits package including Duke paying a huge chunk when your child goes to school...the problem is I have young children so it will be quite awhile before I can take advantage of that.

    Cons

    Poor management, paying for parking, limited mobility within the organization

    Advice to Management

    Empower and promote your high achievers!



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