Carnegie Mellon University
4.2 of 5 260 reviews
www.cmu.edu Pittsburgh, PA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Carnegie Mellon University Reviews

Updated Jul 3, 2014
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4.2 260 reviews

                             

100% Approve of the CEO

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Dr. Subra Suresh

(50 ratings)

92% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Best place for someone who majored in a related field of computer science"
    in 19 reviews
  • "Smart people, great opportunity to learn best practices, excellent robotics talent"
    in 16 reviews
Cons:
  • "Be prepared for lots of work - and ready to forget work-life balance :)"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Demanding in terms of work load"
    in 7 reviews
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    Smart and good administrative experience

    Teaching Assistant (Former Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsGreat place to work. Professor thoroughly professional and love uni

    ConsNo cons if you are a hard working professional.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the university thriving in the future as it is now.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Research Associate (Current Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros1. Meet a lot of great guys
    2. Have a time to research in depth
    3. Great reputation for career
    4. Flexible schedule, you can come or leave whenever you want, if you have your work done.

    Cons1. Huge work load
    2. Poor salary
    3. Pittsburgh weather is bad

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Teacher Assistant

    Teaching Assistant (Former Employee)

    ProsLots of interaction with students, it's fun if you get along with the professor, you get to help a lot of people

    ConsPay is minimal but it's a fairly easy job if you're just looking to make some extra cash as a college student

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive feedback and encouragement to TAs

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    Pretty good so far.

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsVery good working environment and facilities. Good chances of Post doctoral studies.

    ConsAdvisors at times can really get bad! Increment in benefits and compensation is really not very good every year. Salary hike could have been better per year.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe a bit more professional towards students.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Friendly and Flexible

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI worked for the CMU English Department while I was a student and they were very helpful and flexible with my hours. Plus it was pretty good pay for an on-campus job.

    ConsI worked in a small department, so there aren't that many positions available.

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    Nice place for Materials Science

    PhD Student (Current Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsGood professors,especially metal. Facility is accessible for nearly everyone. SEM,TEM,AFM which is very helpful for my research.

    ConsMore focus on Physics. I am a chemistry guy and find out very limit professor is working on materials chemistry. Perhaps I should look for professors in chemistry department instead of materials science

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsGreat people to work with. Great work life balance. Decent 401k contribution by university. Good tuition benefits.

    ConsPay is lower in general and very minimal pay increments each year. Not performance driven.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey focus more on students, alums and faculty but not so much on the university staff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to learn and work as a graduate student.

    PhD Candidate (Current Employee)

    ProsYou learn a lot, You work with successful and smart people every day.

    ConsYour experience varies greatly depending on what department you are in or who is your advisor

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My boss is a boss

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMy boss is really great and understand and he's fun to work for. I also love music so getting paid to watch shows is awesome

    ConsThe hours are pretty rough at times and the schedules are never set that far in advance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A very good research institute

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsGood Engineering project, especially in CS

    ConsSome of the food trucks are not very tasty

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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