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Updated July 13, 2018
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Pros
  • "It's a fantastic place to work if you value your work/life balance" (in 60 reviews)

  • "Supportive Work Environment, Great Benefits" (in 116 reviews)

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  1. "Research Statistician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Great for learning, wonderful co workers

    Cons

    Not competitive in pay


  2. "Great benefit"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania full-time

    Pros

    A great place for learning

    Cons

    Promotion opportunity is limited so far

  3. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Chill work, nice people and environmnet

    Cons

    Limited learning experience; unpredictable workload


  4. "Fantastic place for researcher. Great experience."

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of smart people are around, very open to collaborate each other. Faculties are unbeatable.

    Cons

    Some office staffs are not very good.


  5. "IT Support Specialist, B"

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    Former Employee - IT Support Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - IT Support Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Pennsylvania full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Agreeable benefits, reputable university, decent budgets, online resources, relatively smart colleagues and managers

    Cons

    Diversity, white-collar, elitist, training, silver-spoon, untrustworthy alliances.

    Advice to Management

    My advice, in particular, didn't mean much while I was there, so...


  6. "pros and cons to university work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania full-time

    Pros

    You often get an extended winter holiday. Tuition benefits are a great plus!

    Cons

    You are not going to see a significant salary increase year to year, and no increase after provisional period. PTO great in comparison to some places, but not in comparison to others.


  7. "Employee"

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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 full-time

    Pros

    Great employer with great environment.

    Cons

    No negatives at all at this job.

  8. "PhD graduate student"

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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 full-time

    Pros

    Great friendly academic atmosphere at leading medical center.

    Cons

    Salary and benefits could be improved as time in graduate school is significant and Philadelphia is expensive.


  9. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Research Specialist
    Current Employee - Research Specialist
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great entry level jobs, perfect for gaining more experience

    Cons

    Lower salary working in an academic lab v. a hospital lab or a pharma lab


  10. "Research Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Research Specialist
    Current Employee - Research Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent university with the highest of academic standards and values throughout. Leading research globally.

    Cons

    Sub par compensation is balanced against a great life work balance and working with the best minds in your field.


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