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Updated August 13, 2018
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  1. "PhD Student"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Durham, NC
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    PhD stipend is competitive among equivalent programs in other universities. Living expenses in Durham are relatively low compared to other cities in the US. In general, there can be a good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Some labs may have toxic culture, make sure you talk to the current PhD students in the lab before you commit to a PI as your PhD advisor.

    Advice to Management

    Set up channels to identify PhD advisors that are toxic to students. Some labs do not allow any time off and force students to work on weekends and national holidays.


  2. "HR"

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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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, great people, and easy to get to

    Cons

    none that i can think of

    Advice to Management

    none

  3. "PhD Student"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student
    Current Employee - PhD Student
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good hours, good community

    Cons

    Stressful, high expectations, variable bosses means your experience is completely dependent on who you work with.


  4. "Postdoc"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Durham, NC
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good facilities, good benefits, good name brand, postdoc networking opportunities.

    Cons

    Limited professional development opportunities within the Civil and Environmental engineering department. Pay was pretty low.


  5. "Really cares about its student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke University full-time

    Pros

    Research, a lot of funding, Duke name helps

    Cons

    Not much of cons, its been great working a duke


  6. "Duke University"

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

    I have been working at Duke University full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits, want you there 40 hrs a week.

    Cons

    Not willing to work with your schedule unless it benefits them.


  7. "visiting Phd Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke University full-time

    Pros

    fantastic environment, friendly and helpful staff

    Cons

    can't think of any con side

  8. "Top Ten University"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Duke University full-time

    Pros

    Outstanding students, sports, and research

    Cons

    Highly stressful and competitive, perhaps more so than peer institutions


  9. "Lilly Library Circulation Desk Staff"

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    Former Employee - Circulation Desk Staff
    Former Employee - Circulation Desk Staff

    I worked at Duke University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I loved being surrounded by amazing books, visual media, passionate librarians, and dedicated staff. I learned a lot being surrounded by librarians. It was a really peaceful work environment. It's a great job for a student.

    Cons

    It was difficult to get a job there after I graduated.


  10. "Good place overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Duke University full-time

    Pros

    Great med school and some smart people

    Cons

    Not progressive enough and it's in the south


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