Duquesne University Reviews

Updated May 6, 2020

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4.0
81%
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76%
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Duquesne University President Charles J. Dougherty
Charles J. Dougherty
43 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great Team Spirit, Good Benefits including tuition remission(in 9 reviews)

  • "Tutoring student athletes is a rewarding experience with flexible hours, decent pay and good coworkers(in 6 reviews)

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

  • "Tons of work/long hours on top of school work(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Wonderfully supportive advirosrs"

    5.0
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Duquesne University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Supportive advisers, state of the art equipment, very personal interactions

    Cons

    Graduate courses limited, teaching responsibilities as TA

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  2. "Work Study"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Information Desk Aid 

    I have been working at Duquesne University part-time

    Pros

    Work study Kind coworkers and advisors

    Cons

    Only able to work 11 hours

  3. "Graduate assistant coach"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Duquesne University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Family culture Rewarding Very busy

    Cons

    Long hours Minimum pay Could be more diverse

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great People, Great School, Frustrating Leadership"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Communications Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Duquesne University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Getting to work with students was amazing. Loved seeing tomorrow's leaders grow and learn. Most of the other people working at Duquesne are amazing. The PTO is off-the-charts with 22 holidays and 22 PTO days after your first year (10 during first year).

    Cons

    Things can get weighed down by bureaucracy. Lots of things. Important things. The Marketing Division is a mess, although it might be getting better with new leadership. As a younger person, it can be tough to connect with co-workers, many of whom are decades older. Budgets are tight.

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  5. "Worthwhile experiences and state-of the art labs"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Duquesne University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    friendly professors and staff, provided assistance when needed, help guide research projects

    Cons

    big expectations for research projects

  6. "Great Place to Work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Assistant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Duquesne University part-time

    Pros

    Tuition remission, good staff, downtown parking

    Cons

    Downtown Pittsburgh traffic, morale is low

  7. "Excellent faculty at Business school"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Duquesne University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very helpful, cooperative and understanding towards grad students

    Cons

    no cons noticed during my assistantship

  8. "Good people, smart students, very Catholic"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Computer Forensics 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Duquesne University full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is very nice and the students are hardworking and smart.

    Cons

    Not a super comfortable environment for those who are not Catholic.

  9. "Nice place to study and work at"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Duquesne University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly staff and nice people

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of

  10. "Come join us!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Center in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Duquesne University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to interact with all the events going on at campus.

    Cons

    There are a lot of people that come over and ask questions and it can be pretty busy at times.

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