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Duke University Reviews

Updated August 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits and work-life balance; particularly excellent vacation time (in 39 reviews)

  • company provides great benefits to all employees, not just faculty (in 55 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. "Comparative Medical Specialist II"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Duke University full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits Great co workers

    Cons

    Some department ALOT better than other. Rating based on my department ONLY


  2. "Good Working Environment"

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    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

    Decent benefits are provided to employees. The general working environment is relaxed. People are generally nice as well. Would recommend.

    Cons

    Location is not ideal. Can get busy from time to time. A lot of administrative processes that tend to slow things down.

  3. "Program Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Program Specialist
    Former Employee - Program Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great employee training program available

    Cons

    VERY liberal views & biases

    Advice to Management

    Be more inclusive and accommodating


  4. "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

    Flexible schedule, great environment, great benefits

    Cons

    Low-average salaries for most positions


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Lab Research Analyst I"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Research Analyst I in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Lab Research Analyst I in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Duke University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Great People, Good Pay

    Cons

    No promotions, Top Down Management

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees instead of making decisions with no input. Ivory Tower Syndrome.


  6. "graduate student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Duke University full-time

    Pros

    Decent health benefits and just reinstated free gym memberships

    Cons

    Compensation for the amount of time put in is dismal


  7. "Why"

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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. some of the best health insurance

    Cons

    Horrible pay you cant live off the money

    Advice to Management

    Pay more

  8. "Graduate Assistant, Teacher's Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was employed as a graduate assistant through my program, all of the work opportunities I was offered were flexible and informative.

    Cons

    Hey it's student employment, not every work opportunity is ones first choice. Some of the classes I TA'd for were in areas I had no real interest in, others the professors didn't communicate how I could help them, leaving me intuit how best to serve them and to take initiative in the classroom, that's a great skill to practice. All the classes I was assigned were out of my field, or the class was canceled. It seemed that the young hotshot kids got the best assignments first. I got duds every time. I'd love to have TA'd in my own field, building some of the teaching skills I hoped to gleen from the experience.

    Advice to Management

    If anything, listen to the students proclaimed interests and try to fit them into classes they where they will shine.


  9. "Clinical Trial Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Duke University full-time

    Pros

    Great academic institution to have on your resume

    Cons

    There is no room for growth


  10. "Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Duke University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of vacation each year.

    Cons

    No regard for employee jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate the Senior Management and let them see what it's like to worry about loosing their home.


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