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Updated April 23, 2018
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  1. "PhD student"

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    Current Employee - Ph D Student in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Ph D Student in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Freedom of working the subject you like;

    Cons

    work & life balance for the first 2 years.

    Advice to Management

    it's great!


  2. "Great campus to work at!"

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

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment in a friendly city.

    Cons

    So far everything is perfect.

  3. "PhD in Economics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania full-time

    Pros

    You can get great education here.

    Cons

    Program is very competitive in general.


  4. "Great People, Good Food, Worse Offices."

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    Current Employee - Quantitative Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Quantitative Research Assistant
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Working with some of the smartest researchers I know doing really interesting work. They're truly on the cutting edge for what they focus on.

    Cons

    Working over the summer is hellish. As well as working during Sorority/Fraternity Rush.


  5. "Great career boost for student applying to entry level positions"

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

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

    Pros

    Innovative projects to work on and close proximity to all colleges and schools added a tremendous boost to my projects.

    Cons

    All the time-consuming work fall on you and have to get it finished on time. Unsatisfied with the pay for the hours of work put in.

    Advice to Management

    A bit of Micromanaging can be appreciated.


  6. "ok"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Philadelphia, PA
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very nice colleagues. Interesting project. A good start point if you plan to stay on research track. Most of the mentor I met here are awesome.

    Cons

    Stressful sometimes. There is no clear dead line for my project. But basically you will need to maintain a pretty good plan.

    Advice to Management

    Definitely more broad knowledge learning during postdoc training. Also limit the postdoc training period to 3 years, maybe?


  7. "Amazing atmosphere to let you grow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Pennsylvania full-time

    Pros

    - great benefits
    -treats employees incredibly well

    Cons

    - HR could be more reachable.

  8. "Supportive Work Environment, Great Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Pennsylvania full-time

    Pros

    Supportive Work Environment, Great Benefits

    Cons

    A little more knit picky than I'd prefer


  9. "Good Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freedom to complete projects and tasks

    Cons

    Cafe closes at 4:00pm. I work late sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  10. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is decent (~$16/hr in engineering), not many hours to work (could be a con)

    Cons

    grading can be menial sometimes

    Advice to Management

    None really


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