Yale University
4.1 of 5 237 reviews
www.yale.edu New Haven, CT 5000+ Employees

Yale University Reviews

Updated Apr 22, 2014
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4.1 237 reviews

                             

100% Approve of the CEO

Yale University President Peter Salovey

Peter Salovey

(35 ratings)

89% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great benefits and reasonable work hours can make Yale a good place for employees with children"
    in 19 reviews
  • "Pay is great and the benefits are even better"
    in 9 reviews
Cons:
  • "New Haven has a high crime rate, but it's manageable if you don't walk alone at night and keep valuables out of sight"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Little room for upward mobility as a clerical & technical employee, especially if you work in research"
    in 5 reviews
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Great environment

Associate Research Scientist (Former Employee)
New Haven, CT

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

ProsInternational community, meaningful job, supportive faculty

ConsI am not sure what to write as negative commnet; the time there was pretty awesome

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Clinical receptionist/procedure scheduler

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Yale University full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat benefits and great pay

ConsFamily was living far away

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Money is great, lots of opportunity for leadership development.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsThe pay is great, the community is healthy, and the University truly cares about it's employees. President Salovey will make it an even better university.

ConsVery bureaucratic, every manager has to ask their manager before anything can get done.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive divisions more autonomy. Let those in charge, be in charge, and give them the resources they need to be successful.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good work experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Yale University

ProsDiverse, bright faculty and employee community. It is an ambitious, motivating environment to work within. Retirement and insurance benefits were good.

ConsHR processes are sometimes painfully slow and not as efficient as one might expect. Sometimes, departments seem more divided into individual teams and less unified than one might hope. This likely varies greatly depending on the available funding and leadership of the department (particularly for research).

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Intellectually stimulating.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Yale University full-time

ProsIntellectually stimulating, great people, ample opportunities.

ConsPay, job security - soft money.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Former HR

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New Haven, CT

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

ProsYale 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!

ConsThere 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 Senior ManagementStop playing politics.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great work place

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsInteresting work and lot of opportunity to grow. Great benefits.

ConsSlow hiring process. Crime rate is high in the area.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Research Assistant (Current Employee)
New Haven, CT

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

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementTime sheets should be electronic.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Yale University has grown my career, not just a job.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsBenefits, paid time off, growth opportunities

Consvery large university, decentralized management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Yale University

ProsThe pay is very good.

ConsYou might not get a whole lot out of it.

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