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Yale University Reviews

Updated November 13, 2014
Updated November 13, 2014
319 Reviews
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319 Reviews
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Yale University President Peter Salovey
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits for earlier hires, nice work environment, beautiful campus, high salaries (in 26 reviews)

  • Great work-life balance at Yale (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • very competitive, not a great place for colaborations (in 6 reviews)

  • There was not a lot of upward mobility, I had to hope someone would leave or retire in order to be advanced (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Imperative environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in New Haven, CT

    I have been working at Yale University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology
    Smart people

    Cons

    Not a stimulating environment. Most of the people are reclusive and do not talk.
    Many lab offer salary below NIH minimum scale as Yale has its own minimum (lower than NIH payscale)
    Majority of PIs are busy and do not care about your career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please follow NIH minimum guideline for post doc salary.
    Do not exploit the foreign worker

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    12 yrs in management. Yale policies change at the drop of a hat and is run by unions.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University

    Pros

    Benefits are ok. That's it.

    Cons

    Yale thinks it's above the law and can do no wrong. You are usually stagnant in your job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can't change the culture. No advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A learning experience. Could be so much better.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT

    I have been working at Yale University

    Pros

    Benefits, christmas and new years off.

    Cons

    Extremely understaffed with management, at least in certain departments. 2-4 jobs being covered by one person, with constantly higher performance expectations. Set up for failure. No personal life because you're trying to do so many jobs and constantly under pressure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    hi

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student LIbrarian in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Student LIbrarian in New Haven, CT

    I have been working at Yale University

    Pros

    prestigious and well known college. beautiful campus and decent pay. would recommend it

    Cons

    tough and bleak winter conditions. I wouldn't recommend working there unless you are a well known professor or you're going there for school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont change anything

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pretentious and Disorganized

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University

    Pros

    Great benefits, great history and recognition, excellent resources

    Cons

    Poor management, poor communication, too much bureaucracy that makes business slow to a halt, their way of giving feedback is to belittle or ignore. Your a nobody if you don't have a phd or md.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep better tabs on the way faculty treats their employees, in many cases it's outright atrocious.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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