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Anonymous shared this review of Duke University, United States on Apr 19th, 2021
"I didn't have any specific problems related to my being a woman while working in the facilities at Duke Recreation. You may meet a co-worker or a patron who has old-fashioned or even misogynistic attitudes, but I would not say from my experience that that was any more common than just general chance doing so going through life as a woman."
Anonymous shared this review of Duke University, United States on Jan 23rd, 2020
"Good benefits are available after one year. Health insurance is decent "
Anonymous shared this review of Duke University, United States on Nov 1st, 2019
"Depends on where you work within Duke's system, but overall their benefits are great."
Anonymous shared this review of Duke University, United States on Oct 14th, 2019
"Lots of empowering women in leadership positions in engineering and math! "
Anonymous shared this review of Duke University on Oct 26th, 2018
"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. "
Anonymous shared this review of Duke University on Oct 24th, 2018
"Take as many trainings as you can to make yourself familiar with Duke systems."
Anonymous shared this review of Duke University on Oct 22nd, 2018
"It’s seventh grade mean girls all over again, very sadly. "
Anonymous shared this review of Duke University on May 2nd, 2018
"Get as much money as possible at hire; wages basically never increase again without transferring departments"
Anonymous shared this review of Duke University on Sep 20th, 2017
"If you plan on succeeding as a faculty member, make sure have high ranking collaborators."
Anonymous shared this review of Duke University on Feb 15th, 2017
"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."
"Duke is the largest employer in the county. The University has a diverse workforce but upper management is dominated by white men. Pay is lower than the private sector but job security is the trade off. Benefits and time off are excellent and management is very flexible with schedules and childcare situations. Pay grades are public knowledge with rates posted on the university's internal website. The annual review process is very old school but it holds managers to only rewarding a limited number of employees an "excellent" rating. All others are relegated to acceptable even if their work is superior."
"I have worked here 16 years. For mid-level administrative workers, the children's college tuition benefit is excellent IF your children attend Duke or any other PRIVATE college/university."
"Duke is touted for great benefits but they only offer 6 weeks of parental leave and only half of that is paid, though you can also use vacation time if you have it. One bad supervisor can make your life a nightmare and there is no accountability, so get references you trust on any potential bosses. Duke is like the wild west (outside of the hierarchical academic structures), made up of many independent fiefdoms. This can be good and bad."