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Updated July 18, 2018
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  • "Very low pay compared to just about anywhere else" (in 6 reviews)

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

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  1. "Welcoming Place to Teach"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  2. "Great Chemistry Program"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duquesne University full-time

    Pros

    Lot of good professors to work for

    Cons

    Overall good place and what you woukd expect from a chemistry department

  3. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly people to work with

    Cons

    There are no cons from what I know


  4. "Great Environment , Pay could be better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    the environment here is friendly and relaxed

    Cons

    i feel the pay could be better


  5. "No real career opportunities for adjuncts"

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    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.


  6. "Willing to move"

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    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


  7. Helpful (1)

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

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    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.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Administrative Assistant"

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    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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "DUQ"

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    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


  10. "Hard work pays off"

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    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.


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