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Updated August 18, 2018
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  • "Low salary, dealing with students" (in 34 reviews)

  • "Indecisive leadership, no room for advancement" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate Student Researcher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Pittsburgh full-time

    Pros

    Good resources, excellent research environment

    Cons

    Difficult to determine taxes, particularly if on a fellowship or training grant


  2. "Graduate researcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Pittsburgh part-time

    Pros

    The experimental equipments are definitely advanced and environment is good. It is a good choice for students to obtain some experience before graduation.

    Cons

    Nothing negative. Everything is so perfect!

  3. "Experience varies depending on department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Pittsburgh full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, my department (CTSI) values employees, close-knit atmosphere, encourages self-starting/self-motivation

    Cons

    Salary leaves something to be desired, but encourages you to move up in your career


  4. "Great Place. Good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Pittsburgh (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility. Good health insurance and very livable city.

    Cons

    Depending on where you are pay can be overall averages


  5. "great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student
    Current Employee - Graduate Student

    I have been working at University of Pittsburgh full-time

    Pros

    Great health benefits due to UPMC
    Large University so many resources for students

    Cons

    Not as highly ranked as Carnegie Mellon


  6. "A good job for graduate students"

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    Former Employee - Writing Center Tutor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Writing Center Tutor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers and supervisor are supportive, the work itself is fulfilling

    Cons

    Upper mangement does not care about the students


  7. "Lecturer"

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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

    Diverse student body. Great library resources.

    Cons

    Contingent faculty are grossly underpaid for their experience.

    Advice to Management

    Establish the union that everyone's been working hard to create. Pay all faculty living wages!

  8. "Okay"

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

    I worked at University of Pittsburgh full-time

    Pros

    Retirement 401k, time off for holidays

    Cons

    Low salaries , too much management

    Advice to Management

    Less management, more worker empowerment


  9. "Graduate research assistant"

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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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent education environment with even greater resources.

    Cons

    Simple bottleneck =s that come along with an academic bureaucracy.


  10. "Great employer and community"

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

    I have been working at University of Pittsburgh full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful benefits, community, and overall working experience; I highly recommend it!

    Cons

    Low pay for the position


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