Carnegie Mellon University

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Carnegie Mellon University Reviews in Pittsburgh, PA

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
323 Reviews
4.3
323 Reviews
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Pros
  • Best place for someone who majored in a related field of computer science (in 21 reviews)

  • Good work/life balance for certain departments (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Depending on your boss, the work/life balance can also be painful at times (in 10 reviews)

  • Demanding in terms of work load (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    a great place to work, while if you are all into research and stuff, very good CS programs and robotics

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    Former Employee - Student Researcher in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Student Researcher in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Carnegie Mellon University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    the best reason to work at a university is of course its stability( well relatively I don;t really know what I' m trying to say actually

    Cons

    could be a boring career compared to going to real industry and building something that actually makes money

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Very good

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    Former Employee - Project Scientist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Project Scientist in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Carnegie Mellon University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    benefits are good with medical and dental insurance. time-off is flexible. pittsburgh is a low-cost living city. Working with lots of smart people in the department. Lots of them are future leaders in the fields. Feel excited every day.

    Cons

    university has relatively lower pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep good university good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    My heart is in the work, keep working.

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    Current Employee - Bim Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Bim Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Carnegie Mellon University as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The environment makes people work harder. so you will always push yourself as well.

    Cons

    sometimes working/studying in CMU might results some mental problem

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Research as a PhD student

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Carnegie Mellon University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great professors and resources, courses

    Cons

    not very good clean room

  6.  

    Great school

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Carnegie Mellon University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great school, easy to get a job after getting a degree here.

    Cons

    Tuition expensive, but worth it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Research Staff

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Carnegie Mellon University as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great applied research, strong work culture

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance, Extremely geeky culture

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    One of the worst work related experiences of my 25 year career.

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Accountant in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Carnegie Mellon University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You only work 7.5 hours per day.

    Cons

    Some of the supervisors bring their pettiness to work and they are very poor at their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe the high turnover isn't due to the wrong employee but the person supervising the employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very good research environment

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    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Carnegie Mellon University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong academic research resources in the field of machine learning, statistics, electrical and computer engineering.

    Cons

    Location is less ideal, with only Google and Apply Inc in the proximity.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Wonderful place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Carnegie Mellon University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Although there are different colleges within the university, people are always willing to assist you. There is a new structure to the HR department which I believe will be very helpful in assisting employees. Great resources available if you seek them out.

    Cons

    Different colleges seem to have different salary structures even if you have the same title. Hopefully there will be better alignment in the future

    Recommends
  11.  

    I work as a course assistant at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science

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    Current Employee - Course Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Course Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Carnegie Mellon University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I love the class that I teach, the great atmosphere among the staff, and seeing the students grow as they go through our class.

    Cons

    CAing a class takes a lot of time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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