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Duke University Reviews

Updated 15 December 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits and work-life balance; particularly excellent vacation time (in 41 reviews)

  • great place to work and great benefits (in 63 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is pretty imbalanced, but that's normal for programming and research (in 12 reviews)

  • low morale, not much room for growth (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience and turned into a very valuable experience

    Cons

    Pay could be a lot better


  3. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Durham, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Durham, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    People, education benefit, flexibility, mission, purpose

    Cons

    Low pay, limited resources,


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  5. "Positive experience in work-study internship"

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern
    Recommends

    I worked at Duke University (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Good compensation
    -Flexible hours
    -Really nice leadership

    Cons

    -Work is repetitive
    -Off-campus
    -Annoying direct supervisor


  6. "Department Dependent"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Durham, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Durham, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Main Duke Hospital has complex patient populations with exciting research that is ongoing.

    Cons

    The organization is so large that work culture is very dependent on your manager and coworkers. Salaries tend to be low because the organization considers it a privilege to work there.

    Advice to Management

    Work on RN turnover.


  7. "Pharmacist Intern"

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

    Pros

    Brilliant medical personnel, cutting-edge therapies.

    Cons

    I am not aware of any

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  8. "Box Officer student representative, incredible place"

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    Current Employee - Box Office Work Study
    Current Employee - Box Office Work Study
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Duke University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Such a good work environment, incredible managers and very flexible hours

    Cons

    Training process can be long if you don't work frequently to start, but it's so worth it

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, so great


  9. "Lecturing Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke University full-time

    Pros

    Overall level of intellectual discourse is excellent.

    Cons

    Poor pay with a "plantation" mentality.


  10. "Duke University Comprehensive Benefits Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke University full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, great PTO system

    Cons

    No sick or bereavement during first 90 days of employment

    Advice to Management

    Cut to only no vacation days during first 90 days of employment.


  11. "payroll"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke University full-time

    Pros

    benefits/monthly pay/tuition reimbursment/flexible work arrangements

    Cons

    low pay/no parking/long commute/

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees and all of their needs


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