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Updated May 16, 2017
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  • Work/life balance is pretty imbalanced, but that's normal for programming and research (in 12 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. "Should be a leader"

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

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

    Pros

    Duke is very business driven

    Cons

    OK benefits for postdocs but could have been better because it's postdocs that are doing all the legwork of producing research results..


  2. "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


  3. "Duke postdoc"

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    Current Employee - Research Scholar in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Research Scholar in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    It's one of the top research universities in the country. If you want to do science, go for it.

    Cons

    Depending on the research group you might have to work a lot on your project with basically no personal life.


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  5. "Good benefits, poor management"

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    • Senior Management
    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!


  6. "software developer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Duke University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked as a student software developer for the department. There is relax working environment. Interesting projects.

    Cons

    I worked as a student software developer for the department. No cons.


  7. "Great organization to grow with"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pension offered
    Advancement opportunities
    Training opportunities
    Education credit for yourself and child
    Good PTO and holiday time
    Beautiful campus

    Cons

    Pay for parking, no way around it unless you live close enough to walk or bike ride
    Low pay

    Advice to Management

    Continuously build camaraderie. We all have to work with each other day in and day out, make it enjoyable to come to work.


  8. "Graduate student-beware"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good community, lots of free food

    Cons

    Long, awful hours. Literally no gratitude.


  9. "Grad student- PhD"

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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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pretty good benefits. Above average graduate student stipend and treatment of students.

    Cons

    No official contract for grad students. No dental benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Taking away student benefits is a strong deterrent to future students


  10. "Very Organized"

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

    I worked at Duke University as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Provides autonomy and flexibility within the work environment

    Cons

    Sometimes supervisors roles overlap and your not sure which one to listen to or not.


  11. "Clinical research at Duke University"

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

    I worked at Duke University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employee benefits. On campus events, many of them free, including entertainment and continuing education opportunities.

    Cons

    If you are in research, salary is not as high as in industry. Also, it is hard to make career moves between departments.


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