Carnegie Mellon University

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Carnegie Mellon University

Pros

Good school, rated high, great benefits

Cons

Limited in diversity and culture

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    Great University, Awful Administration

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

    I worked at Carnegie Mellon University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -work/life balance
    -resources, access to facilities

    Cons

    -technology in administration is very outdated
    -people are nasty and uncooperative
    -lots of intimidation for no good reason
    -strategy changes by the minute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Set the course and make departments toe the line

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Cool work, but severely underpaid and required work outside of expertise

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Laboratory Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    The project and the work that I was doing was really cool and interesting!

    Cons

    The amount I was paid was severely below my value. I was asked to do a large amount of work outside of my expertise, which took a long time and was incredibly frustrating. I had very little feedback from my supervisor that would improve my skills. Forced to sit through long, tedious, unrelated lab meetings. The HR people I dealt with seemed like they were annoyed with my existence and were uninterested in helping me out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shorten lab meetings, pay at an appropriate rate, use employees for what they're good at, find HR staff who are interested in helping employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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