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Duquesne University Reviews

Updated November 18, 2017
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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. "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.


  2. "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.

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. "Admin"

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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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of vacation time and you can buy an extra week of personal time

    Cons

    Having to work with manament who are not nice people that call themselves good Catholics.

    Advice to Management

    Get off your high horse and take the crown off your head.


  7. "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!

  8. "Duquesne University isn't the worst place to work"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Duquesne University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    401K 8% match, tuition remission at 100% for the first degree and 50% for a second degree, a few extra paid holidays off than most because of those catholic holidays, and a set schedule that usually doesn't require you to work later or work on weekends.

    Cons

    No flex time, no telecommuting, can't roll over your vacation days year to year or cash them out, no accruing and earning vacation days - you get 22 days of vacation regardless if you've worked there 2 years or 13 years (which is my case), no bonuses, and no consistent pay increase (which the last several years have either been a pay freeze or a 2% increase - which usually doesn't even cover the increase in benefits or parking).

    Advice to Management

    If you don't start offering a better package with "earning" vacation days and offer at the very least, flex time, you are going to start losing quality employees to companies who have a better vacation policy in place that makes sense and offer flex time and/or telecommunication. Providing your employees with an opportunity to earn bonuses would be motivational and you can't expect to keep employees if you're always implementing a salary freeze with the exception of upper management ...


  9. "Solid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Duquesne University part-time

    Pros

    Nice Campus, Nice Co-Workers, Great environment.

    Cons

    Parking was insanely expensive


  10. "Hard Work"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Duquesne University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Tuition benefits are great. Most people are decent.

    Cons

    After multiple retirement buyouts, many areas of the University are understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure staff are not being overworked to an unreasonable degree.


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