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Duquesne University CEO Charles J. Dougherty
Charles J. Dougherty
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  • "Very low pay compared to just about anywhere else(in 6 reviews)

  • "Not a ton of openings to move from intern to full time(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Wonderful place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Assistant Professor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Duquesne University full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great support from School of Nursing Dean Wonderful co-workers and great support staff

    Cons

    For me, it is a long commute, but I knew that when I accepted the position.

    Advice to Management

    Keep Dean Glasgow. She is dynamic and a forward thinker.

  2. Student and Employee life is great all around

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      Current Employee - Student Worker 

      I have been working at Duquesne University part-time

      Pros

      - Staff is responsive and caring to students, also to employees (being I work in the Gym) - 1-on-1 experience

      Cons

      Student Body is not that large

    • Great Medium-Size Institution

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Duquesne University full-time

        Pros

        Understanding supervisors, supportive of professional goals

        Cons

        Parking is pricey, and communication between departments can be weak at times

      • Needs to communicate

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        • Culture & Values
        • Career Opportunities
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        • Senior Management
        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook

        I have been working at Duquesne University part-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        No pros of working here

        Cons

        No communication or organization.

        Advice to Management

        Listen to your employees

      • Professional Staff

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        • Culture & Values
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        • Senior Management
        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Duquesne University full-time for more than 9 years

        Pros

        Christmas Break not taken away, yet.

        Cons

        Low salary, no raises, if any < cost of living. president and board took away holy days in 2016, and waiting for more reductions. High parking..sometimes no spot for parking you paid for... Do not trust President or administration.

        Advice to Management

        Give credit to those that perform. Stop reducing benefits, reducing pay, and increasing parking rates

      • Marketing and Communications Department

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        • Senior Management
        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Duquesne University full-time

        Pros

        Being able to work with the different schools and other departments. Most of the people at the schools were friendly and good to work with.

        Cons

        Inexperienced dept management, favoritism, lack of team unity, lack of career development, lack of genuinely effective leadership, unfriendly co workers

      • Quiet university

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at Duquesne University part-time

          Pros

          Very relaxed, not very stringent

          Cons

          Some of the freshmen think they are still in high school and you are expected to babysit them rather than teach.

        • Not Bad

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            Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

            I have been working at Duquesne University full-time

            Pros

            Parking in Downtown pittsburgh...Small school

            Cons

            Not many great food options on campus

          • Work Study

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              Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
              Recommends

              I worked at Duquesne University part-time for more than 4 years

              Pros

              Great environment with great coworkers.

              Cons

              No cons as this was only a work-study

            • Welcoming Place to Teach

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                Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

                I have been working at Duquesne University full-time

                Pros

                Depends on your department/school, but in general faculty and administration are very supportive of faculty, staff, and students. Employees care deeply for students and for the well-being of staff and faculty, on a personal level (not necessarily through their policies -- see below) .

                Cons

                They are fighting unionization of adjunct faculty. I don't know how adjunct contracts are. Administration consults with faculty, but faculty senate does not have a real voting power.

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