Yale University

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Yale University Reviews in Connecticut

Updated December 6, 2014
Updated December 6, 2014
304 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great benefits for earlier hires, nice work environment, beautiful campus, high salaries (in 26 reviews)

  • Great work-life balance at Yale (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • very competitive, not a great place for colaborations (in 6 reviews)

  • There was not a lot of upward mobility, I had to hope someone would leave or retire in order to be advanced (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Loved the work, the pay was terrible

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    Former Employee - Clinical Social Worker in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Clinical Social Worker in New Haven, CT

    I worked at Yale University part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The benefits were great, matching funds for retirement fund, free entry into all Yale buildings, museums, libraries etc.
    It was very intellectually stimulating and challenging

    Cons

    The pay was terrible, as a woman I was treated differently than men and my salary showed it. You must pay for parking at approx $80/mo.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees of either gender equally. Pay maternity for all women.

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    Research in Biomedical Engineering

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in New Haven, CT

    I worked at Yale University as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Long 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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    Where you work defines your experience.

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Fellow in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Fellow in New Haven, CT

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

    Pros

    Having 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.

    Cons

    As 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    A great employer for people with families

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New Haven, CT

    I worked at Yale University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Post Doc Position

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    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 an year)

    Pros

    Great Location, Don't need to have a car

    Cons

    It;s a post doc position

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Posgraduate Associate experience

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    Current Employee - Postgraduate Associate in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Postgraduate Associate in New Haven, CT

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No opportunities to grow and university policies are more important than working environment circumstances.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Brings back fond memories

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New Haven, CT

    I have been working at Yale University as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good learning experience

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

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

    Pros

    Busy hospital, diverse population

    Cons

    Fluctuating hours are a bit challenging

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Level III Student Employee in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Level III Student Employee in New Haven, CT

    I have been working at Yale University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Filling 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 ManagementAdvice

    Need to find a way to hire and retain talented graduates

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    One good experience one bad.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New Haven, CT

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow, great Insurance.

    Cons

    Managers who behave badly at the work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people like humans and fair.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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