Yale University
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Updated Jun 19, 2014
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Yale University President Peter Salovey

Peter Salovey

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    Research in Biomedical Engineering

    Research Assistant (Former Employee)
    New Haven, CT

    ProsGreat opportunities for young new students in research. Cutting edge research with fellow students from the undergraduate community. I learned how to culture cells, use different imaging microscopes, and improved my presenting skills.

    ConsLong hours for only experience. Sometimes your food is not secure in the shared fridge space. The office space is a little out of the way of you don't have a car. People are very driven and it is hard to get people to separate from their project and help you with your work if they can help.

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    Post Doc Position

    Postdoctoral Associate (Current Employee)
    New Haven, CT

    ProsGreat Location, Don't need to have a car

    ConsIt;s a post doc position

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Posgraduate Associate experience

    Postgraduate Associate (Current Employee)
    New Haven, CT

    ProsVery good place for learning and development. Collaborative environment and great opportunities to explore ideas and do research.

    ConsNo opportunities to grow and university policies are more important than working environment circumstances.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIts intriguing that they give more importance to the opinions of previous employer that that of the current employer at Yale.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Where you work defines your experience.

    Graduate Research Fellow (Former Employee)
    New Haven, CT

    ProsHaving the Yale brand on your resume is a terrific life-long asset. Generally the staff are very helpful. While my day -to-day life often felt isolated, I enjoyed my experiences with various student groups, seminars, etc. Also, the Graduate Career Resource Center is incredible. They invite top consulting firms, host resume workshops, dissertation boot camps, and invite guest speakers from inside and outside academia so you know all your options when you graduate. It's entirely up to you to get out there and make the most of your time at Yale.

    ConsAs a graduate researcher, my day-to-day life felt very isolating. My once large and thriving lab shrunk considerably in size as people graduated and funding dried up. I found that un-tenured professors are usually very stressed out and can overwork their students. On the flip side, tenured professors are way too laid back and don't move fast enough on publications, grant proposals, etc. Choose your mentor wisely, and be sure to change mentors early on if things look like they're not working out.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider a rotation program for incoming graduate researchers. Let newcomers experience ~3 labs/mentors before they commit to one.

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

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    A great employer for people with families

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
    New Haven, CT

    ProsThe benefits were really good. There was also fantastic job security.

    ConsThe School of Medicine is a terrible place to work. The work climate on central campus is much more pleasant. Huge difference from one side of campus to the other.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Brings back fond memories

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    New Haven, CT

    ProsWork independently
    Very friendly coworkers
    Learn and explore new technologies and processes

    ConsScheduling meetings with coworkers can be challenging because everyone is busy, not really a con, just a challenge.

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

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    Good learning experience

    APRN (Current Employee)
    New Haven, CT

    ProsBusy hospital, diverse population

    ConsFluctuating hours are a bit challenging

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best place to work as a student, but lots of bureaucracy

    Level III Student Employee (Current Employee)
    New Haven, CT

    ProsThe base pay for student and grad student work is hard to rival, and makes it impossible to think about ever working for less. Payment is easy, a lot of the schools employing processees are really transparent.

    ConsFilling positions here takes forever, I would have taken another job at the company but the employment process dragged on longer than I could afford to wait.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to find a way to hire and retain talented graduates

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    One good experience one bad.

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
    New Haven, CT

    ProsOpportunity to grow, great Insurance.

    ConsManagers who behave badly at the work environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat people like humans and fair.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to do research!

    Postdoctoral Associate (Current Employee)
    New Haven, CT

    ProsIt is a good place to go and do nice research work there. The ambient of discussion is quite open and there are many great seminar every week.

    ConsYale University supplies very good training and teaching experience to the students and postdoctors. The coverage of Yale health plan is really wonderful.

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

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