Yale University Reviews

Updated August 1, 2015
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  1. Postdoctoral Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Top rated university Opportunity to meet and interact with people from very diverse backgrounds and scientific interests.

    Cons

    The city in which is located has some limitations in entertainment


  2. Great part-time opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Social Media Intern in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Social Media Intern in New Haven, CT

    I worked at Yale University (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The position as a social media intern at the Yale office of communications offers flexible hours which is great for a student worker. Additionally, there's a lot of opportunities to lead interesting and diverse projects with a cool team.

    Cons

    The job offers limited growth opportunity by the very fact that it is geared towards student workers. However, you have quite some ownership over your work which is highly transferable to jobs in communications and marketing.


  3. Excellent place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Research Scientist in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Associate Research Scientist in New Haven, CT

    I have been working at Yale University (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    People - smart and professional (majority)

    Cons

    Permanent job in research exists only for tenured faculty.


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  5. medical assistance

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Medical Assistant in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Medical Assistant in New Haven, CT

    I worked at Yale University part-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Meet people on job site

    Cons

    Learn more on the field

    Advice to Management

    Hire more hispanics


  6. Helpful (1)

    non-ladder faculty

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University

    Pros

    great resources, flexible schedule, smart and interesting staff, collaborative environment

    Cons

    HR is hard to navigate at times, hard to advance in my current position


  7. Working with prof while arranging some conference materials for him. Work was easy to do but sometimes overwhelmed me.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in New Haven, CT

    I have been working at Yale University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing networking and opportunities to get involve in different projects

    Cons

    Sometimes feel overwhelmed by work and studies

    Advice to Management

    You must be students of yale in order to work here as part time job


  8. Helpful (1)

    My favorite job.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yale University

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Dynamic environment, smart colleagues, many benefits just being a part of the community (access to cultural events etc), generally an effort to "do the right thing."

    Cons

    Unless you are management or similar, you probably won't get rich. And it's in New Haven, which has a high crime rate despite many improvements in recent years. Know the neighborhood!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to treat your staff as professionals and part of the Yale "family", including trying to employ spouses and respecting input from all levels.


  9. Student researcher

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University

    Pros

    good reputation and very nice people

    Cons

    bad location, and a little low salary


  10. good place

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The best things about this school are the professors and the rich resources available. The professors are brilliant, and often at the top of their fields. For humanities majors in particular, the libraries have just about anything you might need, and more. I would go again, and I would certainly hire students from there.

    Cons

    Beautiful school until you get one block off campus. The jokes about New Haven are real and sad because the urban decay is so real


  11. Helpful (1)

    Steadily improving resources for graduate students

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Student
    Current Employee - Graduate Student

    I have been working at Yale University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Stipend is pretty competitive and makes most places to live affordable in New Haven - New Graduate Career Services merger with Undergraduate Career Services has opened up literally thousands of new doors for employer searches - Broader Yale community open to lateral movements from science to business to teaching

    Cons

    - New Haven as a function of being a smaller city just cannot compete with neighboring NYC and Boston - Typical graduate school experience of being at the whims of advisors. Committee system only applicable to some degrees and sometimes the committees are packed with people favorable only to advisors; not the best interest of students. But Yale should not strive for a middle of the pack graduate student experience; it should aim much higher.

    Advice to Management

    - Career services alone has provided tremendous resources, but adoption by senior faculty members is critical. Faculty advisors should be prodded by the administration to be more accepting and supportive of career paths outside of academia. Select faculty members do a great job at this, but its far from universal now



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