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Yale University Reviews in Connecticut

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
299 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Former HR

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT

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

    Pros

    Yale University was a great organization to work for. Everyone is very mission driven. There was a lot of work-life balance, and the benefits were amazing!

    Cons

    There were a lot of politics. There was not a lot of upward mobility, I had to hope someone would leave or retire in order to be advanced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing politics.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Yale Part Time Research Assistant - Student

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

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

    Pros

    A great place to work with many friendly people. Working with the Internal Medicine department you learn a great deal.

    Cons

    There were few cons, however the fluctuation in the work could sometimes be difficult in scheduling your time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time sheets should be electronic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Not so bad for a starting job

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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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    good health insurance, good community

    Cons

    low pay, extended working hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Simple work, but if you work hard you stand out.

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    Current Employee - Banquet Server in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Banquet Server in New Haven, CT

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

    Pros

    Great pay, easy work. Something different every day. Once you get the hang of it you can work without constant supervision.

    Cons

    A lot of the staff is lazy, and not everyone pulls their weight, and there really isn't much management can do about it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Great Science, OK salary, Poor Safety

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    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)

    Pros

    Great paid time-off and generous vacation time - but it really depends on PI
     Good benefits
     World Class Research Environment - almost can find any subject that is under study
     Smart and efficient people to see and learn from them
     Faculty - Mostly leading fields and well-recognized, easy to connect and ensure research
    quality

    Cons

    Pressure - demanding working environment, very easy to be nervous or unhappy
    Long working hours are taking granted - often exhausted people found
    Salary - not really great in the name of being at Yale
    Poor safety measure - got improved but still a lot to work on in many areas
    Staff - Lots of variations and usually expected to be slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to improve safety within school area. Need to recruit more admins to be efficient.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    What you expect

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in New Haven, CT

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

    Pros

    Good people, good pay and a very good culture to work in. I enjoyed my time here and my time working.

    Cons

    I disliked the extremely liberal culture and kids who are far too concerned with academics rather than a well balanced life

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Fellowship in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Fellowship in New Haven, CT

    I worked at Yale University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fun environment
    Stimulating work
    Excellent benefits and retirement matching
    Great people

    Cons

    Rigid hierarchies in certain departments
    Limited mobility
    Sometimes they were stuck in old patterns that waste time and resources

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Fantastic

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

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

    Pros

    Great staff and competitive pay.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic nonsense. But that's to be expected at any major corporation and one has to realize that Yale is, first and foremost, a corporation. It might be for financial reasons, but there are instances where you fully realize that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    just a university, lets not get hyper happy

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    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 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits for faculty, scientists with solid expertise. Not far from New York, or Boston if you need to get away.

    Cons

    More arrogance than at other places, New Haven is a terrible city with a bad school system. Comparing to other places, salaries are rather low. Opportunities to collaborate - low.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Bittersweet experience, it is not always good or great in everything here even it is one of the most prestigious edu.

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Great exposure to various social activities and networking
    Been surrounded by hardworking and smart minds
    Lots of collaborations and resources.

    Cons

    Getting funding and competition is really tough, especially for junior research faculties. Correspondingly, the stress is huge for both PI and postdocs. Choosing the right person to work is way more important than others.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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