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Updated February 20, 2018
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University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Patrick Gallagher
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  • Indecisive leadership, no room for advancement (in 16 reviews)

  • Low salary, dealing with students (in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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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 Pittsburgh full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible schedules, and variety of opportunities

    Cons

    Can take awhile to get into the Pitt system


  2. "Working environment"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Pitt Gas, PA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Pitt Gas, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I think pitt is a good place to work in general, nice people, beautiful city and a very nice professor!

    Cons

    But I think for engineering education, it is not as good as a traditional engineering school.

    Advice to Management

    Think about how to build up a better engineering school

  3. "Graduate Student Researcher"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    affordable city to live in, great facilities, strong department

    Cons

    you have to work long hours at times


  4. "Full Time Student"

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

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

    Pros

    Students are given a great education

    Cons

    Need more opportunities for


  5. "PITT STOP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Pittsburgh full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work for students

    Cons

    Bad weather can lead to challenges

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. "Great place to work overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Pittsburgh full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and work environment.

    Cons

    Not enough paid time off

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. "Science Educator"

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    Current Employee - Science Educator in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Science Educator in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The University is a wonderful employer! I have been an employee for almost 20 years. The work has been stimulating and you can't beat the benefits it offers.

    Cons

    It can be a challenge, as staff, to get your opinions acknowledged. Be persistent.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff. They have great ideas.

  8. "Great retirement job, not for real police officers or new officers"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, deceit 403(b) contribution. Good retirement job, not for young or new officers.

    Cons

    toxic leadership, high retirement age, have to pay for parking, and one of the lowest paying full time departments in the area.


  9. "Graduate Student Mentor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Pittsburgh part-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers and supportive management

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. "A lot of freedom, not that much structure"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of freedom with what you want to teach, decent community between professors/adjuncts

    Cons

    Not a whole lot of structure, expect to learn on the fly and ask your coworkers questions about how every process works. No real onboarding process.

    Advice to Management

    Lay out a firm on boarding process, let people know what’s expected of them, and be more present for your employees


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