Yale University Reviews in Connecticut

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
268 Reviews

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Pros
  • Great benefits and vacation time (in 21 reviews)

  • The pay is great, the community is healthy, and the University truly cares about it's employees (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • The city of new Haven is not the best place to live in but a great place to have fun (in 6 reviews)

  • Depending on the laboratory, the work environment was sometimes less than optimal (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Benefits, but a lot of BS in Research

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    Former Employee - Research Associate I  in  New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Research Associate I in New Haven, CT

    I worked at Yale University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -A lot of time off
    -Great Resources
    -Good Resume Builder

    Cons

    -Research Politics
    -Research Depts expect overtime everyday all the time
    -PIs are negative and will throw their associates/assistants under a bus to protect themselves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR needs to have a better eye on PIs and their treatment of Research Associates/Assistants

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great undergraduate employment.

    Current Employee - Student Worker  in  New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Student Worker in New Haven, CT

    I have been working at Yale University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    As an undergraduate on work-study, there will be a job for you. It is up to you to explore your options but you shouldn't be left in the cold. The pay is high for a student so it helps you earn a livable amount while not sacrificing your academics.

    Cons

    These are student jobs, so a lot of them can be tedious/monotonous.

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    Graduate Life

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    Former Employee - Grad Student  in  New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Grad Student in New Haven, CT

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

    Pros

    Lots to do, very nice people, collaborative environment

    Cons

    New Haven is not a very safe place, distance to NYC

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great School

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    Current Employee - Computer Science Peer Tutor  in  New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Computer Science Peer Tutor in New Haven, CT

    I have been working at Yale University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Best school in the country

    Cons

    Stressful, but it's worth it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Account assistant IV 15 yrs

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    Current Employee - Account Assistant IV  in  New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Account Assistant IV in New Haven, CT

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

    Pros

    Pay is great and the benefits are even better

    Cons

    Parking is expensive and no short term disability

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    postdoc associate

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    high competitive enviroment in scientitic research, good connection in academia.

    Cons

    facaulty position, industrial company, Hospital

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good school

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Associate  in  New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in New Haven, CT

    I worked at Yale University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Yale has a very diverse culture with a lot of international influence. Working at Yale is highly competitive, because it is an international Think Tank.

    Cons

    The compensation of postdoc position does not reflect the amount of contribution and the educational background. PhDs deserves higher pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    The Poison Ivy League: Yale University

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow  in  New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in New Haven, CT

    I have been working at Yale University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Access to a number of facilities and resources that are cutting edge, also a lot of financial and administrative resources.

    Cons

    Relationships can be brisk with professors and others in managing, power positions. Lots of pressure to produce in a little time. Some areas of the university are not the most collegial, when it comes to working together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat staff with more respect and compassion

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I have not made the progress that is needed due to cultural resistance to change.

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

    I have been working at Yale University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Management can be influenced with carefully prepared metrics and arguments, though this is costly to do for all proposals and projects. There are good benefits and relatively good job security.

    Cons

    Common business efficiency objectives are not uniformly held. Academic freedom is touted as a birthright, but it seems irrelevant for non-academics. Back office staff really should focus on optimizing operations and saving resources. There is not much diversity. Parking must be paid for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to link the agendas of the major groups.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Couldn't find a better place to work!

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    Current Employee - Student Research Assistant  in  New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Student Research Assistant in New Haven, CT

    I have been working at Yale University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    High student minimum wage, nice and friendly people. Never experienced any difficulties during the two years I was employed. Would recommend to anyone!

    Cons

    Kind of a pain to get to and from work - the shuttles are not always the most reliable, but they do a decent job. New Haven gets quite cold in the winter, so be prepared for that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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