Carnegie Mellon University

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Great place to work if you're okay with beaurocracy

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Former Employee - IT Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
Former Employee - IT Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

I worked at Carnegie Mellon University full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Strong work/life balance, staff is engaged and in and proud of the CMU environment and reputation, ability to attract talented staff, strong focus professional development, nice campus.

Cons

Typical academic beaurocracy - takes a long time to get anything done, career success is often greatly influenced by who you can schmooze.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Value staff in the same way you value students and profs.

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    Smart people, hard work, change the world

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carnegie Mellon University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Get to work with lots of smart, dedicated faculty, staff, and students. Cutting edge research solving real-world problems. There are a lot of opportunities to do a lot of different things around the university.

    Cons

    Can be lots of bureaucracy and politics like any higher ed. Pay could be better. Intense work environment, not a lot of focus on work life balance. Some facilities, like the gym and other athletic venues, are almost impossible to get into.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep giving people challenging work, cut down on the politics.

    Recommends
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    Good University

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carnegie Mellon University

    Pros

    Technology oriented and good resources

    Cons

    High expectation and requirement, small campus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    life-work balance, clear career goal to set up when start working

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