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Updated March 22, 2017
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  1. "PC Support Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Pittsburgh part-time

    Pros

    -Flexible hours
    -Can work on homework when things are slow
    -Close interaction with faculty members (good for networking)

    Cons

    -Solutions to issues can be repetitive and basic


  2. "great place to work and study"

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

    I have been working at University of Pittsburgh part-time

    Pros

    great city, great graduate school, and everyone around is quite helpful
    students were quite motivated
    free bus pass

    Cons

    no insurance to part-time students.
    does not really pay much
    need to hold office hours really early in the morning

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any complaint about the job I currently having right now


  3. "Worked as research scientist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at University of Pittsburgh full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, especially for health and education

    Cons

    Salaries brackets are pretty rigid, difficult to move up


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  5. "Fun and lots of opportunities"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    friendly and always helpful. provides good experience

    Cons

    little job advancement in sight

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you are doing


  6. "great long term job"

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

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

    Pros

    benefits, inexpensive town, great colleagues

    Cons

    no ocean, always competing with the coastal schools for students


  7. "Great place to get a ChemE PhD in."

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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

    Friendly faculty and very inclusive and active graduate student associations

    Cons

    Core classes are outsourced to outside lecturers with little success. As a result, ChemE grad classes are not good.


  8. "Academic staff environment"

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    Current Employee - Data Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Data Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility with work day. Perks and benefits are above par.

    Cons

    Pay scales are lower than standards.


  9. "Separate and not equal"

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    Former Employee - Program Administrator in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Program Administrator in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Pittsburgh full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are outstanding and a key reason for holding onto good people. I worked for two departments and had mostly positive experiences. Changed positions when management changed.

    Cons

    Pay is below market. See comment about benefits. Each school has its own way of doing business so the same job in two departments is not necessarily equal.

    Advice to Management

    Start compensating your employees fairly. There is a reason people keep heading down the street for advancement opportunities.


  10. "Pittsburgh"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a really great atmosphere.

    Cons

    There aren't really any cons that I've noticed


  11. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Pittsburgh full-time

    Pros

    Nice hours. Great benefits. Free public transit.

    Cons

    Low salary, dealing with students



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