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Updated June 9, 2017
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  1. "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


  2. "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

  3. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. "Research position"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros

    Nice working atmosphere, good infrastructure

    Cons

    Increment of salary is low. Since it is non profit.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Postdoc experience"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Lots of funding for research.

    Cons

    Very competitive and no job security.

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    "Assistant Professor"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large university with lots of funding opportunities for rising faculty. New Chancellor doing good work.

    Cons

    Drive towards larger classes leads to less student learning. Leadership varies from department to department. Administratively, it lives in the stone age. Very institutional and too much red tape to get things done.


  9. "Great Place"

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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 part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers. Highly motivated colleagues but willing to take the time to get to know you.

    Cons

    I think that maybe it's a little stressful, but that's just the atmosphere of working in a lab.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Web Producer"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager & Web Producer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Project Manager & Web Producer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Pittsburgh full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Normal work day. Low stress, Tuition free (for you and your family) if you qualify.

    Cons

    Salary is the only Con.

    Advice to Management

    Update Salaries to be more competitive


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