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Updated May 23, 2018
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  • Indecisive leadership, no room for advancement (in 16 reviews)

  • Low salary, dealing with students (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Research Nurse"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Pittsburgh part-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, retirement, time off

    Cons

    Yearly cost of living raises are minimal or do not occur sometimes, depending on state budget and university funds


  2. "Easygoing and slow paced"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Pittsburgh full-time

    Pros

    Pitt has an easygoing and slow paced environment.

    Cons

    You usually get paid less than other places doing the same job.

  3. "Great First Start!"

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

    I worked at University of Pittsburgh full-time

    Pros

    Student friendly. Collaborative. Organized. Ample opportunities to expand experiences.

    Cons

    Removed from Pittsburgh 'grit & grind' culture/reputation.


  4. "Excellent benefits and meaningful work with plenty of options for growth"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefit. Friendly and collaborative work environment. Work is meaningful and fulfilling depending on your job/department. There are plenty of opportunities to advance your career within Pitt as a whole. Also, you cannot beat the tuition reimbursement and training opportunities. This is a great place to accelerate your career and grow your skills.

    Cons

    The number of vacation days for new hires is limited to 12 a year, I think. This is was almost a deal breaker coming from places with >20 days per year. Pay is somewhat below private industry standards.

    Advice to Management

    Add more vacation days or combine vacation and sick days into one pool of paid days off. Find ways to offer competitive salaries to retain your best employees. And keep up the good work!


  5. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Pittsburgh part-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff who were more than willing to help out.

    Cons

    Pay varies per department.


  6. "Systems Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Pittsburgh full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers were smart. Work life balance.

    Cons

    Very unstable funding. Management is made up of a very small category of population. They act in their own interests.


  7. "Postdoc experience at UPitt"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Pittsburgh full-time

    Pros

    Engaging post-doctoral experience, great facilities, beautiful city

    Cons

    I really have no cons to speak of

  8. "Graduate Student Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Pittsburgh full-time

    Pros

    Great facilities. Good study environment.

    Cons

    Some professors are not fully prepared for teaching job


  9. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Pittsburgh full-time

    Pros

    Acceptable workload and helpful co-workers

    Cons

    Compensation is low and very complicated process


  10. "NTS Faculty"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, lots of autonomy in my department, some nice, intelligent people to work with.

    Cons

    For NTS, little to no job security, low pay, can feel cold and isolating in a large department.


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