Duquesne University Reviews | Glassdoor

Duquesne University Reviews

Updated May 11, 2018
112 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.8
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Duquesne University President Charles J. Dougherty
Charles J. Dougherty
40 Ratings

112 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
  • Very low pay compared to just about anywhere else (in 6 reviews)

  • Minimal health care provisions for graduate students (in 5 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Graduate Research Assistant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Duquesne University full-time

    Pros

    Received a lot of research experience, the department paid for conference trips, helped me pursue a PhD

    Cons

    40+ hours a week work on top of a full course load, had to report to work at 6am some days, forced to teach classes I was unqualified for


  2. "No real career opportunities for adjuncts"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Pittsburgh, PA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Duquesne University part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice, modern campus; friendly staff.

    Cons

    Uncertainty about contract renewal, cap on number of courses allowed to teach.

  3. "Willing to move"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Analyst in Pittsburgh, ND
    Current Employee - Support Analyst in Pittsburgh, ND
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Latest software always updating to keep up with students

    Cons

    Low pay no plans to fix that problem


  4. Helpful (1)

    "President provost and deans are clueless as to what is going on with the university"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff wants the school to be successful. Food is good. That is it. No more, parking is ridiculously high for the lower paid staff..they pay higher percent of pay.

    Cons

    Morale at all time low, perfect example of rich get richer... a definite caste system exists for employees and they are treated accordingly. Actually unbelievable. Take benefits slowly away every year...but not for themselves!!!

    Advice to Management

    Wake up.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Assistant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Duquesne University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Week off between Christmas and New Years

    Cons

    Directors are not at all interested in employees -- just in getting people in the door for the money

    Advice to Management

    Have more compassion for your employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    "DUQ"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duquesne University full-time

    Pros

    great location, nice people, parking

    Cons

    very top-down administration, little communication between departments, limited opportunities for advancement


  7. "Hard work pays off"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    +Stipend or tuition remission
    +Work directly with professors (good for recommendations)
    +Do a variety of work
    +Learn from professionals in your future field

    Cons

    -Tons of work/long hours on top of school work
    -Usually tedious tasks
    -Work does further professional experience
    -3 meeting requirements per semester

    Advice to Management

    Graduate office is great, professors are not. Punish professors for giving students too much work.

  8. "Research Opportunities at Duquesne"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pros of working at Duquesne University include the oppprtunity to work with and choose from a variety of different professors in different subjects from African studies all the way to physics, the small size of the campus (it doesn’t take long to find places), the staff and faculty are very kind and always willing to help and lastly the students you teach or mentor are very dedicated to their work.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons. Duquesne University is a prestigious educational institution.


  9. "Graduate student"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Duquesne University full-time

    Pros

    -great community
    -easy access to all resources

    Cons

    -no insurance
    -no bus fares benefits
    -low national recognition for out of state job search


  10. "Not a bad place to work."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Tutor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Tutor in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    It's a very relaxed environment.

    Cons

    The academic standards are not very high.


Showing 112 of 128 reviews
Reset Filters