University of Pennsylvania Reviews

Updated 14 Jan 2021

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University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann
Amy Gutmann
834 Ratings
Pros
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  • "No retirement matching for postdocs(in 49 reviews)

  • "Low salary compared to industry standard(in 33 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to learn and work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at University of Pennsylvania full-time

    Pros

    A large network of experienced individuals and cutting edge facilities to tap into

    Cons

    No real cons working at Penn

  2. "RA Review"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania part-time

    Pros

    1.Great learning experience and great knowledge

    Cons

    poor salary, poor ability to gain independence


  3. "Teaching Assistant"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania part-time

    Pros

    Very rewarding to interact with students

    Cons

    Time management can be challenging

  4. "vara"

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

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    systems work solving dlink routers

    Cons

    printers work peripherals work inet

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  5. "Postdoc"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at University of Pennsylvania full-time

    Pros

    very good work life balance

    Cons

    no freedom to design own project

  6. "TA"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at University of Pennsylvania part-time

    Pros

    Good opportunity to build real world skills, leadership and communication skills. Helps build your understanding of the coursework you teach.

    Cons

    Expectations of professors are sometimes too high, and sometimes may put your education aspirations under pressure. You will need to be able to deal with difficult situations especially when it comes to grading.

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  7. "vellore institute of technology"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Pennsylvania full-time

    Pros

    It is a good college.i am from computer science branch.placements are pretty good here.Fully flexible system allows students to choose their own time table.

    Cons

    There is no practical learning.The classes are mostly theory based.Lab facilities are not really too good.There is too much population here.

  8. "Very BAd"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at University of Pennsylvania part-time

    Pros

    It was a very good learning curve for me

    Cons

    There was a lot of racism when I first went there

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  9. "Always opportunities to get involved"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Student Researcher in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at University of Pennsylvania part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good work/study/life balance, interesting projects depending on your lab

    Cons

    work can be tedious or monotonous depending on your skill level

  10. "Great Place, Limited Growth"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Research Associate 

    I worked at University of Pennsylvania full-time

    Pros

    Diverse work, interesting assignments, great benefits

    Cons

    Limited room for growth, slow pace to change

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