University of Pennsylvania Staff Survey

Tell Us What You Think!

We are pleased to announce that, on March 8 the University will distribute a staff survey to gain better insight into your opinions of Penn as a workplace. We have an outstanding team of staff members who are passionate about helping the University of Pennsylvania maintain global eminence. That is why we want to hear your perspectives on your overall employment experience at Penn, including career opportunities, administrative leadership, and organizational reputation.

The results of this survey will help us to identify the most effective ways to enhance Penn’s work environment. We encourage all of you to take the survey and be honest with your answers. Only through your input and candid feedback can we accurately gauge how Penn measures up and what we can do to make the University an even better place to work.

Be assured that the survey will be completely confidential. Aon Hewitt, an independent third-party consultant, will lead the survey and conduct the analysis of the results. They will never identify individual participant comments or responses to anyone at the University of Pennsylvania. Penn will receive a high-level summary and analysis of the results to share with University schools and centers.

On March 8, regular Penn staff will receive an email from Aon Hewitt with a personal invitation to participate in the online survey. The survey will remain open until March 28 and should take less than 15 minutes to complete. If you have questions, please contact your local Human Resources representative.

Thank you for all you do for Penn and for participating in this important initiative.


Amy Gutmann
Vincent Price
Craig R. Carnaroli

Frequently Asked Questions About the Staff Survey


Why is Penn conducting a staff survey?
Why should I participate?
How long will the survey take to complete?
What will the survey ask?
When and how do I take the survey?


Who is administering the survey?
Is the survey confidential?
Who will have access to my responses? Will my manager or anyone else at Penn see my answers?
Can anyone identify me from my responses?


What if I have Internet connection issues when taking my survey?
Can I take the survey from my home computer?
Can I resume the survey later where I left off?
Can I complete the survey more than once?
When I return to the survey, will I start on the first page?