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"Great place to work ... if you like academic politics"

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Current Employee - Seniro IT Analyst in Durham, NC
Current Employee - Seniro IT Analyst in Durham, NC
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The benefits are good and, depending on the department you work in, the work can be more stable than the private sector.

Cons

Duke is decentralized, so there's no consistency in accountability and management. Central HR and administrators more or less let different units and departmental heads and managers "do their own thing", so often getting ahead depends more on who you know that what you've accomplished. Units and departments don't talk to each other and often compete for attention and funding. It's a rather negative and confrontational atmosphere with no accountability for senior management.

Advice to Management

I'm not sure much could really improve the culture except for significant changes in management and leadership that would significantly take the university out of the fifty-year old internal politics it's mired in.

Other Employee Reviews for Duke University

  1. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Really great place to do things like work and not work and work often and hard.

    Cons

    No downsides. Truly incredible place with incredible people and great folks al around


  2. "Great Opportunity for College Students"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience and turned into a very valuable experience

    Cons

    Pay could be a lot better

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