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Duke University

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Employee Reviews
(Winged ratings measure job satisfaction on scale of 1 to 5)
Anonymous Review Image
"Negotiate aggressively on salary on your first job offer. Once you're in the Duke system, the most you can hope for is a 5% pay raise if you get a promotion. Duke's HR system is set up to actively encourage good employees to leave Duke if they want to make meaningful advancements in their careers. Also be careful of the many misogynistic and/or inept managers that have made their careers at Duke. I was at Duke for a decade and both saw and experienced wide-ranging incidents of sexism, racism, and bullying from Duke managers during my time there. Every time a formal complaint was made to HR about the behavior, HR brushed it aside unless the employee hired a lawyer. I was flat out told by HR when I quit for a position at another company that there was no point in me having an exit interview about my experience because the Dean of the school didn't care what subordinates thought of their managers or if a department was hemorrhaging money from the school. My last manager at Duke was engaged in illegal and ethically questionable tactics and still nobody at the university seemed to care. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Duke University can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
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"It greatly varies depending on your supervisor and your department. In my 10 years at Duke, I had supervisors that were greatly supportive and flexible about family issues. Others would flagrantly disregard Duke's own HR policies because they didn't trust their employees. HR doesn't care about bad managers so no point going to them when you run into issues. "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
3 Weeks Paid | 9 Weeks Unpaid
"Duke only offers 3 weeks paid leave. AND if your partner is a Duke employee, only one of you can take advantage of the parental paid leave policy. AND your coworkers are not allowed to donate PTO for your parental leave even though they allow PTO donation for pretty much any other medical reason. It's shameful how poor their paid leave policy is given they have one of the best children's hospitals in the region. Duke should know better and do better."
Would you recommend Duke University to other women?
"Maybe"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Take as many trainings as you can to make yourself familiar with Duke systems."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Duke University can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
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5
"It is all dependent on the division you work for"
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Duke University to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"It’s seventh grade mean girls all over again, very sadly. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Not sure"
One thing Duke University can improve?
"Other"
Position or Department
Associate Director, Privacy, Compliance
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Duke University to other women?
"No"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Get as much money as possible at hire; wages basically never increase again without transferring departments"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Duke University can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Director of Operations
Recent Salary
$50k-$80k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
3 Weeks Paid | 0 Weeks Unpaid
"Took 12 with my own saved sick and vacation"
Would you recommend Duke University to other women?
"Maybe"

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Anonymous Review Image
"If you plan on succeeding as a faculty member, make sure have high ranking collaborators."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Duke University can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Weeks Paid | 0 Weeks Unpaid
"Duke provides up to three consecutive weeks of 100% paid parental leave to the eligible parent serving as the primary caregiver following the birth or adoption of a child. After 3 weeks, you may used any accrued PTO however if you do not have any accrued PTO it is unpaid."
Would you recommend Duke University to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"You won't have to work on weekends, and there are interesting people there, but you'll also be around staff who are just phoning it in."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing Duke University can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Position or Department
Communications Specialist, Academics
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
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5
"It really just depends on what department you land in at Duke University and who is your manager. "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
6 Weeks Paid | 0 Weeks Unpaid
"They used disability benefits to pay for maternity leave. I also used my vacation time. Maybe that's normal? "
Would you recommend Duke University to other women?
"Yes"

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