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Yale University Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
299 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits for earlier hires, nice work environment, beautiful campus, high salaries (in 24 reviews)

  • Great work-life balance at Yale (in 9 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.  

    Research Fellow

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University

    Pros

    Flexible, good environment to do research

    Cons

    have to do a lot by yourself

  2.  

    Best student job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Entomology Assistant in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Entomology Assistant in New Haven, CT

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

    Pros

    I've been working there for years while completing my undergrad degree. Everyone is warm and nice and it's a pretty low-stress job

    Cons

    No cons, actually unless you dislike spending time in museums...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Senior IT Analyst

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    Former Employee - Senior IT Analyst in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Senior IT Analyst in New Haven, CT

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and vacation time. Flexible work schedule. When the economy tanked in 2008 many benefits were slashed including PDO for new employees.

    Cons

    Management is spread too thin. The IT support structure was based on departments instead of locations. So if you covered one department in particular you could be running all over town.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits for the young professional.

    Cons

    professional development for recent grads is non-existent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work to retain younger employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    ITS management needs to be replaced

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University

    Pros

    You could probably work for 20+ years here without batting an eyelash. Getting fired is nearly impossible

    Cons

    Micromanagement is ruining the place. Seems ok for those who've been here for 20+ years. Perks are a thing of the past. No better than anywhere else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your efforts as of late are uninspiring and indicative of your incompetence. Do everyone a favor and move on. I'm talking to you OCIO folks

  7.  

    Low collaboration

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

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

    Pros

    Yale hosts an incredible array of events and training opportunities. You truly get to learn from and interact with global leaders in all kinds of fields. The campus is beautiful and the resources immense.

    Cons

    Many people in my area have very poor work life balance. Although there are many resources, because of cutbacks almost 1000 support positions have disappeared in the last few years and many people are now overworked. Simultaneously, there are many people duplicating work because they fear redundancy. The unwillingness to collaborate results in a very competitive atmosphere, were individuals become territorial and there is an incredible lack of efficiency.

    The atmosphere of competition creates a sense of isolation. This is especially unfortunate because there are enormously talented people at Yale and the potential for innovation in Higher Education is huge, if only people would work together more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Because of the emphasis on individual achievement and cost saving, many employees are reluctant to collaborate, for fear of finding themselves with more work or a desire to ensure that they can take credit for their achievements. To foster an atmosphere of collaboration, you must find a way to reward collaboration.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    great if your boss care about your research

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    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 an year)

    Pros

    Work-life balance is decent, salary is OK for postdocs, a lot of funding that means you can buy anything you need for your research.

    Cons

    Professors with too much funding and big ego. No team work. Too many projects in which the principal investigator knows little or nothing about. The lab is run as a company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Team work is essential. There is not such a thing as a top secret project inside the same research group.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Yale

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

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

    Pros

    Overall, good place to work

    Cons

    If you don't care about your workplace having a culture, work here

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Student Worker

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University part-time

    Pros

    Great people, wonderful environment to work at.

    Cons

    Weather is terrible. New Haven is iffy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Stable, Decent Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant I in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Research Assistant I in New Haven, CT

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

    Pros

    Stability, union, health care, 403b, 2 weeks paid vacation each year, 12 sick days, paid between Christmas and new years. They are decently flexible with time. It will always look great on your resume to be hired by Yale.

    Cons

    Job growth difficult. There are not that many opportunities to get a job in Yale that has more pay, responsibility, or degree of meaningful input.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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