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"Postdoctoral Fellow at Duke University"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
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Pros

Duke creates an environment where you can collaborate across multiple disciplines and explore research interests that are outside of your immediate fied of expertise.

Cons

The compensation was not the best given the responsibilities and expectations but this varied from lab to lab. The benefits were okay but not great.

Advice to Management

Managements varies based on the personality of your immediate supervisor or PI. The best advice would be to offer more training to PIs so that they understand better how to manage people.

Other Employee Reviews for Duke University

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Stable, low-pressure, on the way to paying for your kids' college and retirement; hell if you're ambitious and talented"

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst, Senior in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - IT Analyst, Senior in Durham, NC
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    benefits, benefits, benefits (very good health and awesome retirement contribution)
    low-stress since it's not run like a business
    Durham, NC and Triangle are great places to live

    Cons

    Since it's not run like a business, talented people are not rewarded; lazy, aging employees will get the same rewards as everyone else
    Low salaries. Ridiculously low salaries.
    Not the most high-caliber employees. The prestige of Duke pertains to their academics, research, and health system. Most staff would fail miserably at a top-notch RTP company.
    Little hope for career challenge or advancement

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your staff. You don't crack the Top 5 of national lists partially because you have slack, unmotivated, mediocre employees.


  2. "Working at Duke University"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are excellent research opportunities and first class medical center with state of the art equipment and facilities for your use

    Cons

    Parking is difficult, permits are expensive, lots are often distant from your office, proximate lots require going on a waitlist for several years

    Advice to Management

    I would recommend that the leadership develop more interdisciplinary opportunities or more options for joint degree programs so that graduate students have a broader educational experience


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