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"Being at Duke is great, being a PhD student sucks"

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Former Employee - Research Assistant in Durham, NC
Former Employee - Research Assistant in Durham, NC
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Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Duke actually has good benefits for grad students - insurance, gauranteed maternity/paternity leave and vacation (unusual for PhD students).

Cons

long hours, no direction, little career development, no feedback

Advice to Management

Give PhD students more career guidance, more feedback, make time-to-PhD smaller

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    Former Contractor - Instructor in Durham, NC
    Former Contractor - Instructor in Durham, NC

    I worked at Duke University as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Paid for room and board, salary is fair, kids are amazing, staff is wonderful

    Cons

    3 weeks out of your summer where you have no time for anything or anyone else really except for the other staff

    Advice to Management

    Management is excellent. I had a fantastic academic coordinator on site as well. I have heard that makes all the different in the world.


  2. "Good Organization, Bad Managers"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Data Assistant IV in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Clinical Data Assistant IV in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Duke University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are excellent as far as education.

    Cons

    No particular cons with the organization, just a lot of unrealistic managers.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training to management in leading with emotional stability.

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