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Updated Jul 1, 2022

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69%
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University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Patrick Gallagher
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Great Benefits and Retire Plan(in 269 reviews)
  • "Also research labs are nice and people are fun loving(in 126 reviews)
  • "Flexible hours and you can make some new friends.(in 54 reviews)
  • "Interesting projects and great colleagues(in 38 reviews)
  • "Good health insurance coverage and lab equipment(in 37 reviews)
Cons
  • "Pay is low for graduate students but thats how it is when youre funded by grants(in 232 reviews)
  • "very strict and low salary(in 157 reviews)
  • "unless you take public transportation (which is free with your Pitt ID) parking is limited and expensive.(in 49 reviews)
  • "Poor management and organization.(in 25 reviews)
  • "No chance for advancement, no raises, no bonuses, Kafka(in 11 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    If you love research it's a good place to work, but only if you *love* research

    Jul 1, 2022 - Postdoctoral Associate 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great health insurance, lots of admin staff that are quick to respond and knowledgeable, lots of interesting research going on

    Cons

    Salary doesn't increase with inflation, bureaucracy of being an ex-pat employee can be confusing, hard to obtain accomodation for disability.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Graduate Experience at the University of Pittsburgh

    Jun 28, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Flexible work setting Collaborative Environment within and across laboratories Easy access to technical and professional assistance Strong biomedical research support (cores, facilities)

    Cons

    Limited on-site transportation options and parking Lack of HR support within the research space

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  3. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Good

    Jun 25, 2022 - Machine Learning Researcher 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    People are all Pretty motivated

    Cons

    not to much collaboration with others

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  4. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Good place to work

    Jun 22, 2022 - Researcher 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The University of Pittsburgh is a good place to work. Co-worker are great and most are easy going. The health insurance is great!

    Cons

    The salary is low. Not too many opportunities to grow.

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  5. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place for research

    Jun 16, 2022 - Postdoctoral Scholar in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Prepared me for career opportunities in academia.

    Cons

    Salary is low compared to what you can make if you go into industry.

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  6. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great Workplace

    Jun 16, 2022 - Student Worker- Financial Aid 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Engaging workplace & exciting opportunities

    Cons

    Stressful incoming individuals & emotional situations

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work

    Jun 15, 2022 - Associate Professor