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University of Pennsylvania CEO Amy Gutmann
Amy Gutmann
673 Ratings
Pros
  • "OK work/life balance; the benefits are good but are declining(in 65 reviews)

  • "Great benefits packages for full time faculty employees(in 126 reviews)

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  1. "nice but a lot of work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    awesome, great, rewarding, challenging, cool

    Cons

    hard, a little too flexible sometimes

  2. "Great to work as a staff scientist"

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

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, stability, and diverse ethnics

    Cons

    No more promotion unless you move to another institute

  3. "Great working atmosphere, good adjunct pay"

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    Former Employee - Part-Time Lecturer 
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Pennsylvania part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Compared to other adjuncting positions, Penn offers a decent salary per course. Access to library as faculty for the entire year. Great colleagues

    Cons

    Shared workspace with many other lecturers

  4. "N/A"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    good supervisor, good team and environment

    Cons

    don't have much time dig into depth

  5. "Part time graduate research assistant"

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

    I worked at University of Pennsylvania part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Facilities, research collaboration, experts from different domains

    Cons

    Paperwork for any permission takes longer time than expected.

  6. "Life as phd student"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student 
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Work with talented students from all over the world

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of yet

  7. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Resource Technologist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The interview was smooth and easy going, research environment is very competitive

    Cons

    Working environment is not that nice , a little too crowded

    Advice to Management

    Far road to go with

  8. "Low pay, not much room to grow"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Pennsylvania full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    My manager was great. Laid back environment (at least in my department, not sure if it's the same in other departments)

    Cons

    Low pay, expensive health insurance, not much ETO

  9. "Great place!"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at University of Pennsylvania part-time

      Pros

      * Very supportive work environment for students

      Cons

      * Requires strategy and time management, as with any worthwhile endeavor

    • "HR stunts employee growth"

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      Current Employee - Research Project Manager A in Philadelphia, PA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at University of Pennsylvania full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Tuition reimbursement, fairly flexible working environment

      Cons

      HR stunts employee growth. Departments wish to promote within and HR makes it nearly impossible, not realizing how much time, money, and resources are wasted in the hiring process and could be avoided if promoting within was a feasible option. Grossly underpaid. Little to no work-from-home ability although job can easily be done from home. Under-performing team members stagnate processes. Very little career...

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      Advice to Management

      Consider the benefit to the organization that long-term growth options for current employees can have.

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