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University of Pennsylvania Reviews

Updated January 16, 2019
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  1. "UPenn"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Pennsylvania full-time

    Pros

    Penn is a collaborative environment

    Cons

    No specific cons to mention


  2. "Registrar"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great hospital to work at

    Cons

    Might take a long time to get hired

  3. "An Amazing Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Executive Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Values-driven organization; highly diverse in all aspects; excellent work environment; tremendous benefits; fair pay; highly qualified leaders.

    Cons

    Challenges that come with a large and vast organization


  4. "great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania part-time

    Pros

    working while studying is useful

    Cons

    would be nice to have a centralized application process instead of emailing everyone


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Pennsylvania full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Health Insurance and sufficient Vacation days

    Cons

    I loved working there. So cant think about any cons.


  6. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    PTO, benefits, vacation time, good work environment

    Cons

    There are no cons to this job


  7. "Penn"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - flexibility
    - autonomy
    - good work environment
    - great learning environment

    Cons

    - can be too fast paced at times.

  8. "Administrative Dysfunction"

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    Current Employee - Senior Digital Strategist
    Current Employee - Senior Digital Strategist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    OK work/life balance; the benefits are good but are declining.

    Cons

    Middle management (director level) is shoddy at best. In my experience, there's not a ton of upward movement or opportunities for promotions. You can't really negotiate salaries since HR has some sort of secret algorithm that calculates your salary based on education and experience.

    Advice to Management

    Please require better management training, please.


  9. "Manager of Operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, good health insurance, great people to work with

    Cons

    Advancement, Salary, Parking, allow employees to grow within the department


  10. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Pennsylvania (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place, great management, love it.

    Cons

    No complains overall , long commute

    Advice to Management

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