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Updated 20 July 2018
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  1. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Really great place to do things like work and not work and work often and hard.

    Cons

    No downsides. Truly incredible place with incredible people and great folks al around


  2. "Great Opportunity for College Students"

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

    Pros

    Great experience and turned into a very valuable experience

    Cons

    Pay could be a lot better

  3. "Great Mission, Passionate People,Pay"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Durham, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Durham, NC (US)
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great mission that goes beyond building the next generation of thinkers and leaders. So many centers exist doing internationally renowned work.
    - Generous benefits (vacation, sick days, Duke at work challenges from HR)
    - Coworkers feel like family
    - Many stay with Duke for a lifetime and move around to different jobs - there are alot of opportunities.

    Cons

    - lower pay because it is a non-profit
    - As a monthly employee you get paid once a month which can be tough to budget for
    - Some people have been here for TOO long and don't put effort into their jobs but won't get fired.

    Advice to Management

    - develop and promote young staffers


  4. "Ph.D. Candidate/ Researcher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at Duke University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    collaborative environment, smart peers, opportunities to grow

    Cons

    lack of structure, low pay


  5. "Adjunct Professer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I worked at Duke University part-time

    Pros

    students are bright, motivated to succeed and learn

    Cons

    job security is almost nonexistent for adjunct faculty


  6. "Postdoctoral Research Associate"

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    I worked at Duke University full-time

    Pros

    Interesting projects, knowledgeable advisors, very supportive environment, nice nursing and child care program for working mom

    Cons

    As a postdoctoral researcher, pay is not high, have to work overtime sometimes


  7. "Registered Nurse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits
    Exposure to complex diseases
    Great doctors

    Cons

    Salary is ok, not as competitive with others, administration are working on this to keep staff.

  8. "PhD Student Experience"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Durham, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Durham, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    -High stipend, guaranteed funding via TAships for five years, strong institutional resources

    Cons

    -Not the most diverse workplace, certain departments e.g. humanities receive less institutional support, some upper level management have failed at public issues regarding inclusion/diversity


  9. "Fine place to post-doc"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke University full-time

    Pros

    Lots of good labs and research here

    Cons

    Salary is low, as is universally true for post-docs.


  10. "Assistant Director of Iron Dukes Prospect Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Pros

    I love working here, the staff is great and very flexible. Duke has great benefits and is surrounded by great people. Work hard, play hard enviornment

    Cons

    Must be highly motivated and able to work in a fast pace environment


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