Duquesne University Reviews

Updated 14 Jan 2021

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Duquesne University President Charles J. Dougherty
Charles J. Dougherty
48 Ratings
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  • "Low pay and limited hours, not enough pay/hours to cover monthly living costs for Pittsburgh(in 8 reviews)

  • "Tons of work/long hours on top of school work(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Rewarding and engaging"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Duquesne University part-time

    Pros

    Rewarding, the faculty is quite flexible and engaging.

    Cons

    I haven't faced any such cons as of now.

  2. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "Low salary, okay benefits. You compromise a lot."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Duquesne University full-time

    Pros

    You get a ton of vacation if you're salary. The time off over the holidays is really nice, plus the extra holidays like good Friday and All Saints day.

    Cons

    It used to be that the low salary was acceptable because the benefits were so good and the worklife balance was wonderful. But within the past few years everyone across campus seems to be working every night and weekend. There's lots of panic and stress that is making interactions with coworkers really negative. No one seems happy to be here. Honestly everyone seems to hate each other. Most of us are working 50-60 hours a week when we are only paid for 35. At a position not in academia you could make 50 to 100% more for less hours. And we no longer get that high 401K match either-there is no match at all. Insurance is expensive. You have to pay for parking and sometimes there isn't even a parking space available when you arrive. Depending on your department you can get a great manager or a really bad one. Especially during the coronavirus the president doesnt seem to care about the employees or students, only making money. There's no transparency. Its still really expensive if you want to use tuition remission to get a degree. They put up with bad employees just because they have been here forever. Most good employees leave in a few yrs.


  3. "famous for its pharmacy school"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Researcher, PhD candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Duquesne University full-time

    Pros

    Pharmacy school and full of research experience

    Cons

    The requirement for graduation as a PhD is too high

  4. "Go Somewhere Else"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Duquesne University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Staff employees are generally very willing to help and work as a team.

    Cons

    Parking costs very high and goes up every year; benefits being removed consistently every year; pay low and stagnant; HR department very difficult; working hard and performing above and beyond does not assure increase in pay, promotion or recognition. Good employees are leaving ASAP.

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  5. "GA"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Grad Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Duquesne University full-time

    Pros

    Awesome experience love this company.

    Cons

    Nothing wrong at all, great!

  6. "Working as an office-aid"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Duquesne University part-time

    Pros

    I love working in Duquesne's Campus Ministry department. I am able to complete my own work for school and I also feel rewarded helping my supervisors with tasks they need to be accomplished.

    Cons

    I have no cons for this position

  7. "Student at Duquesne"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Student in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Duquesne University part-time

    Pros

    Small classes, Nice professors and a small campus

    Cons

    not diverse, and I would say not a school to grow as an individual as there is not much done apart from attending classes

  8. "Graduate Student STEM"

    3.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Pittsburgh, PA
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Duquesne University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Generally friendly population of people who seem to care about one another. It's not difficult to get through the programs if you work hard which most of the grad students do. Usually the most you can expect from a screw-up is a slap on the wrist. If you have a PI who likes you and/or sticks up for you, you usually get a second chance on a failed defense. Small school equals low stress.

    Cons

    Departments are not run consistently, often conflict avoidance seems to dictate decision-making. If a professor does something wrong (like someone who just stops communicating with their students entirely) the most they get is a slap on the wrist. Small school equals low funding depending on your PI and few networking opportunities exist outside of Pgh unless you travel to conferences regularly. Paying for parking takes about a grand of your income each year unless you get a busspass for carless people. Which also costs about a grand.

  9. "Great Place to Work and Study!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Academic Instructor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Duquesne University part-time

    Pros

    Good pay, Great people, and an Excellent place to work and study!

    Cons

    I have no real cons to speak of!

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  10. "Salary"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty 

    I worked at Duquesne University part-time

    Pros

    Students were great to work with

    Cons

    Pay per class ok but can earn more elsewhere

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