I have earned my Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh
CHINESE-AMERICAN MENTOR (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – July 7, 2018
I have enjoyed my learning as a doctoral student in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh. For example, I have learned a rigorous approach to scholarly research and writing my dissertation with disciplines and in a refined style and the professors think highly of my doctoral dissertation.
Student Mail Services Full Time Mail Clerk (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – July 6, 2018
Working at Pitt was a stable experience that, while not offering the highest salary at the time, did provide some excellent benefits, including healthcare and discounts on Post baccalaureate course credits which were an excellent value.
Global Operations Support Manager (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – July 5, 2018
Pitt doesn't pay the most but the offer tons of benefits. Free bus pass, excellent healthcare, sport facilities, staff club, tuition remission, fitness classes for staff. If you want to get a degree it is a great place to work. Culture is very geared towards quality of work life for staff.
Systems Analyst II (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – June 30, 2018
After you spend some time in this work environment-you quickly learn the environment is managed in a highly unprofessional manner.
Nepotism ran rampant with relatives hired for jobs over qualified external candidates. The same held true for the friends of management who got jobs over qualified external candidates.
The sheer lack of business professionalism throughout the organization was appalling. So much so that the week I quit my job. A lot of full-time employees did the same thing. A mass exodus of full-time employees took place when I worked at this place.
Audio Engineer (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – June 26, 2018
Pitt can be a fine place to work, but the AV staff is treated with very liitle respec by the Instructional Technology management staff. It is a pretty laid back place, but not a lot of opportunity to advance your career.
Graduate Administrator (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – June 18, 2018
At the University of Pittsburgh, their business processes and systems seem incredibly slow and resistant to change. They also give very small step increases in pay per year that make living anywhere close to campus very difficult. In many administrative positions at Pitt, you should not expect to earn above $40,000 until you have worked for almost 10 years.
Undergraduate Laboratory Assistant (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – June 18, 2018
everyone there loved the job they were doing and worked hard, learned a lot of various techniques while still feeling qualified for the job, comfortable environment where I could easily ask questions and communicate
UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – June 18, 2018
I was a teaching assistant in the analytical chemistry laboratory summer session. It allowed me to not only hone in my analytical chemistry skills but allowed me to dive deeper in the knowledge and learn how to teach others.
Lovely People. Very Flexible. Lots of Freedom. Horrible Pay.
Student Services Coordinator (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – June 11, 2018
I really have enjoyed my time here with the University. However, a 2.5% increase annually isn't enough. The benefits are great, but my pay was extremely minimal. I couldn't live on my own even if I wanted to. The most enjoyable part of the job was the people. The University offered a variety of services and free events. All you have to do is take advantage. The hardest part of the job is the feeling of being stuck in a position. My favorite part of the job was the flexibility of management. If we had the time we were allowed to take it. Hour-long lunches are amazing.
Overall good place yet departments are not run comsistenly regarding employees
Financial Analyst (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – June 5, 2018
Departmental management is inconsistent. Not a lot or work life balance, and zero tolerance for error. Rule by bullying instead for good management techniques. The tuition benefit is good if you can use it, i.e. if your department will allow time to take classes during the day since some programs, including the PhDs, are for day students only. Strange rules apply such as having to have an advanced degree to perform your job, yet, if you did not sit for the GMAT for your existing MBA, yet achieved it, they require you to sit for it (which only proves you can handle the work) in order to get admission into other programs.
Tuition benefits if management allows and if they apply.
Police Officer (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – May 24, 2018
Bullying by supervisors and managers, favoritism, back-stabbing coworkers, high turnover rate, expensive healthcare, you have to pay for a monthly parking permit, lack of parking, only boot-licking morons get promoted, HR doesn’t do anything when you file complaints.
Financial Analyst (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – May 23, 2018
Pitt is one of the best employers in the city. They are large enough and have enough diversity in terms of both employment opportunities and employees that I'd recommend it to anyone seeking employment in the city. They are worth a look. You can't beat their benefits.