Yale University Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. Ph.D. Graduate Student

    Current Employee - Connecticut in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Connecticut in New Haven, CT

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

    Pros

    Independence, science community, resources available

    Cons

    Work-life balance, salary is low

  2. Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New Haven, CT

    I have been working at Yale University full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Benefits, well located and steady work.

    Cons

    You work for your money and much more.

    Advice to Management

    Keep and open mind and research the department your are applying for.

  3. Great benefits but you must have a thick skin

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Waitstaff in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Waitstaff in New Haven, CT

    I have been working at Yale University part-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, some of the people you meet. They give you family meals for most every shift that you work and it isn't a TV dinner. It is very good food that you are fed.

    Cons

    Some of the people are not so nice and can be very lazy. If people have a job already they just say it is not their job and the contracted workers must do it to get the job done.

    Advice to Management

    Do not contradict yourself. One manager may say one thing and the other another. Then it is on the employees for "messing" up when they were told two different things.

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  5. Post Doctoral Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Associate in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Associate in New Haven, CT

    I have been working at Yale University full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great opportunities for excellent research and medical collaborations with the hospital

    Cons

    little interaction with other scientists outside of your individual lab

    Advice to Management

    hire more post docs and work with fewer undergrads

  6. Research Support

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and pay, room to grow/advance, "cutting edge" research, generous time off for both vacation and holidays

    Cons

    lack of training, high crime city, holier than thou attitudes amongst research staff

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training opportunities

  7. Working with prof while arranging some conference materials for him. Work was easy to do but sometimes overwhelmed me.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in New Haven, CT

    I have been working at Yale University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing networking and opportunities to get involve in different projects

    Cons

    Sometimes feel overwhelmed by work and studies

    Advice to Management

    You must be students of yale in order to work here as part time job

  8. Great for learning

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Associate in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Associate in New Haven, CT

    I have been working at Yale University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    you get to learn from some of the brightest minds. work/life balance is great.

    Cons

    Pay is not great. and post-docs are in this wired place were they are not considered faculty but not students or staff.

  9. Wrote recaps of games and feature stories on coaches/athletes, updated the Yale Athletics website

    Former Employee - Yale Sports Publicity Website Reporter in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Yale Sports Publicity Website Reporter in New Haven, CT

    I worked at Yale University part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great job for anyone interested in sports journalism/public relations.

    Cons

    As with any journalism job, there are tight deadlines.

  10. Limited advancement for Clerical and Technical employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in New Haven, CT

    I have been working at Yale University full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great, and salary is fairly good.

    Cons

    Limited to no advancement for Clerical and Technical employees. Yale would rather hire from outside sources than develop and advance anyone from a C&T position. Once a "senior administrative assistant" you are stuck there for life.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to stop fearing the union and take care of the employees who actually do the work and show up everyday. Management seems to just "throw their arms up in the air" and say they can't do anything about certain employees because they are protected by the union.

  11. World leading facilities and personnel

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in New Haven, CT

    I have been working at Yale University full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Extremely intelligent people working on the world's toughest and most important problems

    Cons

    End results are oftentimes much more important than any individual

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the mental health and well-being of graduate students and professional contractors

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