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"Loving every minute that I work with international students."

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Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Durham, NC
Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Durham, NC
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Duke University full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Diversity in the workplace through faculty, staff and students.

Cons

Not much room for advancement.

Other Employee Reviews for Duke University

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    "Duke Needs an Overhaul"

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    Former Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Duke University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance and benefits are very good

    Cons

    Terrible management, inefficient, unproductive; Duke doesn't pay for you to take courses there as you would expect as a staff member; Linda.com is not adequate training for the IT department- need to invest much more in real classes and training; too political; soul-draining; siloed work; duplicate work being done, with competitiveness, secrecy, and hatred between many groups in the same department; I lost 50 IQ points and developed depression from being on staff for several years.

    Advice to Management

    Duke University continues to thrive because of its research, great faculty, its reputation, a great basketball coach/program, and the elitist parents that pay full-price for their children to attend. But, in many parts of Duke, staff are ridiculously poorly managed, inefficient, and unproductive. The ethnicity in its human resources department makes up for lack of diversity in the rest of the staff, but it isn't diversity if HR and other specific departments are primarily one ethnicity and other departments are of others. And morale is terrible. It is a political, deadbeat environment where I could hear my mind and skills atrophying. Management and culture must change. Don't give 5 year tenures to those in C-level positions that don't manage because they aren't even in the building 95% of the time. Don't pay people for two or more jobs and give them empty offices, especially not at C-level positions or in senior management. Everyone expects higher-ed institutions, especially Ivy+ like Duke, to be filled with bright staff and working with bleeding edge best technologies. Make it happen, and stop depending on the rich kids, stocks, sports, and research to pay your inflated bills for inadequate work from staff and management. Stop duplicating work within the same department and foster working together rather than competing with each other. The only fun staff ever had is for a short amount of time where they left work early and drank the rest of the afternoon.


  2. "fantastic opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Duke University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Duke is a fun campus with tons of jobs available for undergraduate students. You will have a lot of competition for jobs, but if you search, there will be no issue.

    Cons

    The competition for jobs is the toughest part. When there are fantastic opportunities available, students across campus jump at their chance and are tough to beat out.

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