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Duke University Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
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3.9 273 reviews

85% Approve of the CEO

Duke University President and Trustee Dick Brodhead

Dick Brodhead

(131 ratings)

85% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance and a ton of flexibility in terms of scheduling(in 15 reviews)

  • Great benefits, wonderful co-workers (in most jobs)(in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • If you do want to work hard, opportunities for advancement are not easy to come by(in 8 reviews)

  • long hours, office space, management(in 8 reviews)

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    Amazing experience. Would advise everybody to go for it

    Residential Counsellor, DUKE TIP India (Former Employee) Mysore

    ProsInternational exposure. learn team work.

    ConsCan get strenuous. difficult to understand American work ethics at times.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Duke Athletics

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTraining, time-off policies, work life balance. Everything in the Athletic Department has been exactly what I thought it would be.

    ConsWith most employees having a lot of experience at Duke Athletics, it is hard to move up because these employees have no intention of leaving, and the department is not expanding.

     

    Great management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat management, good work-life balance

    ConsCan require some long hours

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    A great place to work!

    Administrative Director (Current Employee) Durham, NC (US)

    ProsExcellent benefits. Stellar academics. Good work-life balance. Wonderful people.

    ConsLimited opportunities to advance within the organization.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    overall a good place to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosfriendly environment, laid back, intelligent people

    Conspay does not reflect experience

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosoffice culture is good, manager friendly, many opportunities for growth. Talent SPECIFIC.

    ConsNot many opps for personal growth, not many choices for career progression to another place.

    Advice to Senior Managementcreate options and opportunities for growth and motivate workforce to perform based on bonus.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Tangerines vs Oranges

    Clinical Research Coordinator (Former Employee) Durham, NC (US)

    ProsBenefits, friendly work environment, job duties clearly defined. Each department or division operates differently!!!!! It really hard to compare.

    ConsYou have to know someone to get hired on the University side, little room for growth, no incentive for excelling - everyone gets the same 3% raise. When the grant is over - you are on your own. HR does not help keep great employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSupport front line workers more: job security and career growth not just upper managers and Tenured faculty

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great employer with excellent benefits and commitment to employee development.

    Assistant Vice President (Former Employee) Durham, NC (US)

    ProsDuke has an excellent health insurance for its employees. Benefits inclusive of time off and tuition benefits for kids are also very good. Duke pays attention to work-life balance.

    ConsChildcare for pre-school children was difficult this was combined with the problems of the surrounding area (Durham). Duke has been working on improving this through community engagement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDuke is a good place to work. Continue investments in surrounding community to continue improving quality of life of employees living in Durham.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Positive environment

    Graduate Student (Current Employee) Durham, NC (US)

    Prosfreedom with daily schedule and activities, many resources and sharing between departments

    Consinterdisciplinary research may result in lack of department support

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent for undergrad, good for grad

    PhD Candidate (Current Employee) Durham, NC (US)

    ProsGreat people. Financial stability. Great basketball team.

    ConsSmall university; only few areas of research and classes offered.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe bar for passing phd defense should be the same for all students, irrespective of the advisor.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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