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Updated February 14, 2018
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Duquesne University President Charles J. Dougherty
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  • Pathetic hours, low pay, no support from faculty, focus on useless things (in 5 reviews)

  • For graduate students like us, there maybe less chances to get exposure like undergrads or other students in larger and known universities (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    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. "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.

  3. "Research Opportunities at Duquesne"

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    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.


  4. "Graduate student"

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    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


  5. "Not a bad place to work."

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    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.


  6. "Could be Better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -The health insurance
    -People seem to generally be friendly want to help; there are a few bad eggs everywhere.
    -Work-Life Balance

    Cons

    -Some individuals are a little too conservative and those expectations end up driving young individuals out
    -Low Pay
    -Support depends on who your supervisor is. If they're bad, then you are stuck in a way.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on innovation rather than politics. Listen to your employees more and follow what you say with your actions as well.


  7. "A great university"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Duquesne University full-time

    Pros

    Professors, flexibility of hours and ability to teach.

    Cons

    Small program for Web design and development

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duquesne University full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, variety, great benefits, reputable

    Cons

    Not any I can really think of


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I like the culture and the people that I work with.

    Cons

    A lot of downtime most days
    A lot of work gets dropped on you last minute

    Advice to Management

    Keep the work steady. A lot of the work is done in very short periods when it could have been worked on earlier.


  10. "Office Aide"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Duquesne University part-time

    Pros

    It was a positive and productive environment.

    Cons

    There are no cons to mention.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


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