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Duke University Reviews

Updated September 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits and work-life balance; particularly excellent vacation time (in 40 reviews)

  • company provides great benefits to all employees, not just faculty (in 58 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is pretty imbalanced, but that's normal for programming and research (in 12 reviews)

  • low morale, not much room for growth (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "A great organization to have a career with"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Engineer in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Clinical Engineer in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversity of work, different career opportunities

    Cons

    some on-call work, weekends, evenings


  2. "Postdoctoral associate at duke university"

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

    I have been working at Duke University full-time

    Pros

    Facilities, Climat, funding opportunities, prestigious

    Cons

    Not really some, everything is good

  3. "Duke is a great employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke University full-time

    Pros

    Great campus, world-class faculty, great benefits

    Cons

    Large campus, have to walk a fair distance to get to work, but the campus is gorgeous


  4. "Good University to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Duke University full-time

    Pros

    Good campus. Lots of courses to choose from for PhD students.

    Cons

    Stipend is really poultry. Maybe this is common for PhD students in every university, but the rising rent and retail prices is not accompanied by corresponding rise in stipends.


  5. "Postdoc"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke University full-time

    Pros

    Good health care plan, relax environment, great collaboration with scholars in the research triangle area

    Cons

    Somehow the safety around Durham is not good


  6. "Work Study Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible hours, gain lab experience

    Cons

    Work study does not pay well


  7. "Great place to work!"

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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

    Lots of interesting opportunities, highly talented and friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    It is a big organization.

  8. "Great place to work!"

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

    I have been working at Duke University full-time

    Pros

    Great organization to work for, great benefits, many interesting opportunities.

    Cons

    It is a large organization so it takes a little bit of effort to navigate at first.


  9. "Duke is a great employer"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits including 15 PTO and 12 sick days. High employer retirement contribution.

    Cons

    It's difficult to get a convenient parking spot


  10. "I had a great time working at the Innovation Co-Lab!"

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

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

    Pros

    They care about there employees and will teach you a lot.

    Cons

    It's really hard to find parking on campus that doesn't require a permit.


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