Yale University Reviews

Updated August 3, 2015
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  1. Working with prof while arranging some conference materials for him. Work was easy to do but sometimes overwhelmed me.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Post Doctoral Associate

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. Research Support

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. Great for learning

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. 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.


  7. World leading facilities and personnel

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  8. great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Research Scientist in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Associate Research Scientist in New Haven, CT

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    resources, management, great healthcare benefits

    Cons

    New Haven is not the nicest city

    Advice to Management

    pay postdocs more


  9. great school, crappy location

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

    I have been working at Yale University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    excellent benefits and guaranteed maternity (and paternity!) leave for PhD students who want to start a family very little hassle and bureaucracy out of the graduate school very high compensation relative to cost of living excellent networking opportunities and career services initiatives

    Cons

    new haven is terrible work life balance is highly dependent on which research group you wind up with


  10. Limited advancement for Clerical and Technical employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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    PostDoc Training in Biological Sciences at Yale University

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Pros

    Great environment to learn and grow as a scientist. Great networking events organized by different groups, very helpful for career planning and finding jobs after postdoc. Graduate school student run career interest groups are very open to accepting postdocs as integral part of the group. You will get a chance to meet and have lunch with nobel laureates, attend the best lectures and will have access to learn (as a non credit course) any subject you would like. Plenty of social activities campus wide which are also accessible to postdocs.

    Cons

    Very long hours of work and competitive environment. Most PIs would not publish in a small impact factor journal. Lack of mentorship for alternate careers in science.

    Advice to Management

    Policies around salary grades for postdocs needs to change. They do not immediately apply the NIH scale, the new scale is always applied a year later. They do not let PIs pay bonus's to postdocs who bring fellowship or research money to the lab. They also do not give freedom to PIs to pay their postdoc based on the skill set or productivity. It is a very primitive system and needs to change. This is a problem in multiple US institutions and Yale can be a trend setter by bringing a change to it. The management also needs to organize recruitment events for postdocs.



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