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Updated July 19, 2017
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  1. "Great Pay"

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    Current Employee - Fitness Instructor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Fitness Instructor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    best pay you'll find for a group fitness instructor.

    Cons

    Must have gone through Health and Physical Activity Master's program to get this position.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing, they're great!


  2. "Graduate Researcher"

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

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

    Pros

    I'm a Ph.D. student at Pitt, and previously worked there as staff for 2.5 years. Pitt has good benefits, in terms of health and education, and is fairly stable. For a University, it is relatively non-toxic, at least in Psychology where I am.

    Cons

    It is a University, so there is lots of bureaucracy, and the pay sucks.

  3. "Fundraising Representative"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Logistics Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Pittsburgh part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    As the only international students in this Pitt Telefund department, I'd say I've learned a lot about how to talk to alumni on the phone calls, and how to chat, how to convince ( more like voluntarily, not that much of convincing) them to donate to the University. For one night 3.5 hours working load, each of us will call out on average 300 phone numbers.

    Cons

    Not many Cons I'd say.... Except that there wouldn't be a long break time during that 3.5 hours of a working night. It's pretty intense. Also, it's $8 hourly rate, as much as a library on campus job--which is way much easier and free ( have time to do the homework) than this fundraising representative.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and keep up the Halloween party ( really good for team building)!


  4. "Relaxed environment but with bureaucratic hoops and punishments"

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Pittsburgh part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    My PI is great and allows me to come in and leave pretty much whenever as long as I get everything done and attend mandatory meetings (~2 per week). I put in my hours a

    Cons

    I also attended Pitt as a student and since I owe them money, they won't allow me to work as an "All Temp" employee. This has created endless confusion for me and the administrators in my department as we've had to jump through hoops that make it hard for me pay back the money I owe them. Also, my PI must accept my hours online before a certain time and sometimes they don't do it in time, forcing me to wait another 2 weeks before getting paid.

    Advice to Management

    Don't punish people for owing you money - they're working on it. By stopping them from working, you're just delaying the return of the money they owe you.


  5. "Postdoc associate"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice work environment
    Good salary relative to costs in town

    Cons

    A limited interaction with industry


  6. "Research project"

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

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

    Pros

    Great professors who are supportive to students. Good collaboration with other universities

    Cons

    funding can be an issue for masters students

    Advice to Management

    good university


  7. "Good experience so far"

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    Current Contractor - Graphic Artist in Oakland, PA
    Current Contractor - Graphic Artist in Oakland, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Pittsburgh as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good location, easy to get around the city and nearby locations.

    Cons

    Slow work at at times, can be difficult to park or find parking nearby. Transportation can get costly.

  8. "Research Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Free bus pass, great benefits, and education/tuition discount.

    Cons

    Poor review and promotion procedure.


  9. "Overall a good organization"

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    Former Employee - Student Lab Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Student Lab Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at University of Pittsburgh part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Supervisor was very understanding about the need for schedule flexibility , overall positive environment

    Cons

    Pay was initially monthly rather than bi-weekly for student employees. Though this changed for students toward the end of my tenure, this was not the case for other non-student employees.


  10. "Good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Pittsburgh full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good health insurance. Schedule flexibility. Oakland is a reasonably pleasant location to work in, with good bus service, parks, and old buildings.

    Cons

    University of Pittsburgh is becoming increasingly corporatized in its structures, priorities, and hiring practices.

    Advice to Management

    Value employees.


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