Duke University Reviews

Updated 12 September 2014
Updated 12 September 2014
292 Reviews
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292 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Amazing experience. Would advise everybody to go for it

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    Former Employee - Residential Counsellor, DUKE TIP India  in  Mysore
    Former Employee - Residential Counsellor, DUKE TIP India in Mysore

    I worked at Duke University as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    International exposure. learn team work.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits. Enjoy my colleagues and office environment. Manageable work / life balance.

    Cons

    I really don't have anything negative to say about Duke - enjoyed my time here very much.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Very informal and organic, depends on your supervisor

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst  in  Durham, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Durham, NC (US)

    I have been working at Duke University as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, management open to ideas/creativity

    Cons

    Experience here may not add up to your profile as much as you would want in case you want to get into the industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fun office environment filled with jokes and support

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Durham, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC (US)

    I have been working at Duke University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Office is filled with great people -- everyone is so much fun. Despite doing administrative tasks, there are plenty of jokes from faculty and staff, and it's a very supportive environment where everyone takes an interest in what you're doing. Lots of opportunity for promotion, and there is always free food and drink!

    Cons

    Sometimes can get a little tedious with the administrative work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Graduate Research

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student  in  Durham, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Durham, NC (US)

    I worked at Duke University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Duke provided pretty good facility to nurture young researchers. In general, Duke administration is wonderful to work with. Whenever in need, they will extend their helping hand to you.

    Cons

    There is no significant complain about Duke. Although, Duke being located in north Durham, there is not much thing to do outside of the campus. In some region, safety is a big issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  7.  

    Awesome experience

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    Former Employee - Instructor  in  Durham, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Instructor in Durham, NC (US)

    I worked at Duke University as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly and supportive community. Intelligent and articulate students, faculty, and staff. Gorgeous campus, buildings, and landscaping. Sports facilities are a gem.

    Cons

    Safety and security concerns around Durham. You can feel the historical racial tensions/disparities of the south on campus and in town,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Gothic

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor  in  Durham, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Durham, NC (US)

    I have been working at Duke University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very nice location, Lovey environment. Forest, Gothic Architecture, great food in Durham.

    Cons

    We are expected to be world class and top of our field but of course not everybody can do that.

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    Need to address Gender and race issues

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to learn and do research

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke University

    Pros

    Great facilities and Engaging Faculty

    Cons

    Empty Campus over the Summer

  10.  

    Postdoctoral Associate

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Associate  in  Durham, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Durham, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great. The postdoctoral association at Duke has provided many seminars and workshops to allow you to improve skills necessary to advance to a permanent job.

    Cons

    Parking is in short supply near the research buildings. As a postdoc at a Heavy R01 university like Duke you are expected to put in long hours and there can be significant sacrifices needed in your family/personal life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duke University full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and opportunities to advance.

    Cons

    Poor parking and constant construction going on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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