Duquesne University Reviews

Updated May 2, 2021

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Duquesne University President Charles J. Dougherty
Charles J. Dougherty
51 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great Team Spirit, Good Benefits including tuition remission(in 9 reviews)

  • "The work environment is generally positive and fun(in 8 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low pay and limited hours, not enough pay/hours to cover monthly living costs for Pittsburgh(in 8 reviews)

  • "This position has a heavy workload with long hours(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Had a great experience

      May 2, 2021 - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
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      Pros

      Understanding staff and manageable schedule

      Cons

      Nothing that I can think of

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Environment

      Apr 26, 2021 - Graduate Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
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      Pros

      Competitive Pay, Great working environment, supportive faculty

      Cons

      Can be a slow-moving environment

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Low salary, okay benefits. You compromise a lot.

      Jan 11, 2021 - Administrative 
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      Pros

      You get a ton of vacation if you're salary. The time off over the holidays is really nice, plus the extra holidays like good Friday and All Saints day.

      Cons

      It used to be that the low salary was acceptable because the benefits were so good and the worklife balance was wonderful. But within the past few years everyone across campus seems to be working every night and weekend. There's lots of panic and stress that is making interactions with coworkers really negative. No one seems happy to be here. Honestly everyone seems to hate each other. Most of us are working 50-60 hours a week when we are only paid for 35. At a position not in academia you could make 50 to 100% more for less hours. And we no longer get that high 401K match either-there is no match at all. Insurance is expensive. You have to pay for parking and sometimes there isn't even a parking space available when you arrive. Depending on your department you can get a great manager or a really bad one. Especially during the coronavirus the president doesnt seem to care about the employees or students, only making money. There's no transparency. Its still really expensive if you want to use tuition remission to get a degree. They put up with bad employees just because they have been here forever. Most good employees leave in a few yrs.

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Experience

      Apr 21, 2021 - Student Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great pay, great opportunities, and great co-workers

      Cons

      Sometimes can be hard managing a full course load and a student internship

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Apr 13, 2021 - COVID-19 Test Operative in Pittsburgh, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      easy, light-hearted, good hours, nice people

      Cons

      none i can think of!

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Compassion and Care

      Mar 30, 2021 - COVID-19 Test Operative in Pittsburgh, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Efficient care provided without complaint from the patients or university.

      Cons

      Shifts are sometimes over staffed for the number of patients expected.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      An employer that lives its values

      Feb 9, 2021 - Adjunct Professor in Pittsburgh, PA
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      Pros

      I work for SOBA so can't say for sure if my experience is the same as someone who teaches in a different college. The management is good; the leaders are visionary and they truly care about the faculty's wellbeing. The way they handled Covid was an example to any other institution. I'm proud to work here.

      Cons

      Parking is a little expensive : )

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good place

      Mar 29, 2021 - Intern in Redwood City, CA
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      Pros

      Is a nice university and nice locatioin

      Cons

      it is expensive to attend

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    9. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good place, horrid leadership

      Mar 10, 2021 - Admissions Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
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      Pros

      Campus and city amenities, when you can use them.

      Cons

      The leadership is lacking and only care about their own self image. Coming from a similar school, I wish I had stayed where I was.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Adjunct Instructor

      Mar 17, 2021 - Adjunct Instructor in Pittsburgh, PA
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      Pros

      The students are mostly great. There is a lot of freedom in how I design and implement my instruction.

      Cons

      very little oversight and accountability

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