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Updated September 24, 2018
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  1. "TA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Pennsylvania part-time

    Pros

    Good environment and good people around

    Cons

    Busy sometimes- but learns a lot


  2. "Proud to work at Penn"

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

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Amazing colleagues, great work-life balance, competitive benefits including retirement contributions, the opportunity to take courses and pursue advanced degrees, and getting to work with students who impress me every day.

    Cons

    Large and decentralized - it can be difficult to identify the proper office/role to answer a question or assist with a project.

  3. "Ph.D. student"

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    Current Employee - Ph D Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Ph D Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    UPenn had top-tier research capabilities.

    Cons

    There aren't any cons that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    The Ph.D. salary could be higher.


  4. "An amazing institute for graduate research work"

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

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

    Pros

    Various resources available to support your research project;
    Strong collaboration internally and externally;
    Most importantly, excellent people with different expertise around you.

    Cons

    The only con I can think about for a Ph.D. graduate student is this place makes you wanna stay longer and sometimes you might miss the opportunity to move on to your next career.


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    decent salary for new grads.

    Cons

    only 2 sick days per month. Little room to improve.


  6. "University of PENN"

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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

    Great benefits packages for full time faculty employees

    Cons

    Heavy Traffic area, commute is always congested


  7. "Great way to make money"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania part-time

    Pros

    depending on job, can choose hours to fit your schedule

    Cons

    not really any cons to mention

  8. "Penn Medicine"

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    Current Employee - Patient Service Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Patient Service Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Healthcare & salary nice workplace depending on your location.

    Cons

    Workplace depending on your location


  9. "Friendly environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania part-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, flexible hours, friendly staff

    Cons

    TA work might involve long hours of grading


  10. "Postdoctoral Researcher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania full-time

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, good resources, and collaboration opportunities.

    Cons

    Located in an expensive area (Philadelphia)


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