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Yale University Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
315 Reviews
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315 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Great place to teach.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University

    Pros

    I loved being a graduate fellow at Yale. They pay graduate fellows extremely well, to the frustration of adjuncts. Students are great and resources abound.

    Cons

    Non-PhD students who are offered the opportunity to teach should think carefully before accepting. If teaching is not a requirement for your degree, it can be a huge additional burden on your workload.

  2.  

    Great experience

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

    I worked at Yale University

    Pros

    diversity, great work environment, benefits

    Cons

    promotion system was not available for everyone

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Great experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yale University

    Pros

    Exposure to lots of seminars.

    Cons

    Sometimes limited attention from the professors

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  5.  

    I am working as a research assistant in the Electrical Engineering Department at Yale.

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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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Yale is a world renowned academic institution. Graduating from here provides an opportunity to work in good companies.

    Cons

    New Haven is not a very good place for living. It's not very safe in the night.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the Engineering Department could be a little bit bigger it would be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, professional environment, highly collaborative, smart people to work with

    Cons

    Living in New Haven is terrible, high stress and impossible work expectations, high turnaround

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nurture the junior colleagues and help them reach their career goals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    top university to do research

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University

    Pros

    a lot of resources and support

    Cons

    bad location, not safe to live in

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Pretty good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University

    Pros

    Able to take advantage of events and activities at Yale

    Cons

    Location is a big minus

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good graduate school experience

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in New Haven, CT

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

    Pros

    My experience is as PhD student:
    Working with some of the most brilliant & innovative professors in the world
    Lots of resources for advanced research in most fields
    Great stipend and benefits guaranteed for 5 years.
    Great academic network and alumni network

    Cons

    As with other grad schools: it's very important to find an advisor you enjoy working with or enduring a long PhD program is difficult. For smaller departments, its important to find someone who is a suitable match before you apply.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    good and fun!

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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 part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great employer and everyone is nice

    Cons

    New haven isnt' that fun of a place

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Best place to work at

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

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

    Pros

    Exceptional employee service perfect health insurance system.
    Proximity to New York
    great people and co worker

    Cons

    New Haven is not the best city to live in. the closest airport with direct flight to many destination is 40 min away

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