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Updated March 27, 2017
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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 4 reviews)

  • Campus placements are less, more focused on undergraduate, rather than graduate students (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Office Assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Duquesne University part-time

    Pros

    Relaxed environment
    Flexible hours
    Great management
    Location
    Excellent work/life balance

    Cons

    Compensation is not very competitive
    Not a lot of room for growth
    Technology needs improvement
    Needs more dining options
    For me, work/life balance outweighs all the cons!


  2. "No negative opinion"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Duquesne University part-time

    Pros

    Good environment and prestigious university

    Cons

    Board of directors seem to be moving university away from academia environment.


  3. "Instructor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Duquesne University full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers, lots of choices, on-line and live teaching formats

    Cons

    Tend to be stuck in a rut without choices to teach new things.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate those who work for you.


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  5. "Student Athlete Tutor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Duquesne University part-time

    Pros

    Tutoring student athletes is a rewarding experience with flexible hours, decent pay and good coworkers. It is something I highly enjoy

    Cons

    There are not any cons

    Advice to Management

    This is not applicable


  6. "CTS"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Duquesne University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance. You get most of the Catholic holidays off. Very nice 401k match and the benefits are decent. A lot of talent in the IT department.

    Cons

    Very low pay compared to just about anywhere else. You do not get to work from home and end up wasting a lot vacation time because of this. The new leadership seemed to be working towards cutting a lot of perks.

    Advice to Management

    Most IT employees are extremely underpaid and stay because of the perks and benefits. If you continue down the path of taking them away, you will lose a lot of good employees.


  7. "Relaxed environment, but little useful experience gained"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duquesne University full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, decent benefits, friendly people

    Cons

    Slow change, lack of work ethic, lack of training

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employees more


  8. "Laid-back, good work-life balance... sometimes not enough support on problems"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy and an overall laid-back atmosphere. I have the freedom to structure my days how I please, and so long as I do what's mine to do, everyone is happy. Very few rigid obligations.

    Cons

    When solving problems, sometimes I wish I had better access to supervisors. I often feel as though I must reinvent the wheel to solve things. This is sometimes good - occasionally I reinvent a better wheel - but sometimes it is frustrating because I know I could be way more productive if only I had a very small amount of access to someone else's time.


  9. "Teaching Assistant/Ph.D. Candidate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Duquesne University full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and good people

    Cons

    Minimal health care provisions for graduate students


  10. "Points"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duquesne University full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are great with time off and health insurance, education, etc.; Some really good people

    Cons

    As with most university work, the pay is ok, but not as much as in the business world


  11. "working as a graduate research assistant"

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

    I have been working at Duquesne University full-time

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    Pathetic hours, low pay, no support from faculty, focus on useless things



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