Yale University Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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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. non-ladder faculty

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University

    Pros

    great resources, flexible schedule, smart and interesting staff, collaborative environment

    Cons

    HR is hard to navigate at times, hard to advance in my current position

  2. Working with prof while arranging some conference materials for him. Work was easy to do but sometimes overwhelmed me.

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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

    Pros

    Amazing networking and opportunities to get involve in different projects

    Cons

    Sometimes feel overwhelmed by work and studies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You must be students of yale in order to work here as part time job

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  3. Great, collaborative place for graduate school!

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student
    Current Employee - Graduate Student

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

    Pros

    Collaboration is impressive here. Healthcare is great. Faculty are supportive and friendly, for the most part. Graduate education is above average - coursework is minimal, but useful, lab experience is great.

    Cons

    Limited resources for career exploration and professional development. Some faculty still unsupportive of a nonacademic career path. Stipend is minimal (though high relative to other Graduate Schools).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve career resources and provide support for people interested in pursuing careers outside of academia. Perhaps encourage internships or short sabbaticals to explore career options.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University

    Pros

    Good learning environment, great accessibility to resources.

    Cons

    Low Salary, lower benefits but great working environment

  6. Student researcher

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University

    Pros

    good reputation and very nice people

    Cons

    bad location, and a little low salary

  7. My favorite job.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yale University

    Pros

    Dynamic environment, smart colleagues, many benefits just being a part of the community (access to cultural events etc), generally an effort to "do the right thing."

    Cons

    Unless you are management or similar, you probably won't get rich. And it's in New Haven, which has a high crime rate despite many improvements in recent years. Know the neighborhood!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to treat your staff as professionals and part of the Yale "family", including trying to employ spouses and respecting input from all levels.

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  8. Great for learning

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Associate in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Associate in New Haven, CT

    I have been working at Yale University

    Pros

    you get to learn from some of the brightest minds. work/life balance is great.

    Cons

    Pay is not great. and post-docs are in this wired place were they are not considered faculty but not students or staff.

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  9. good place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The best things about this school are the professors and the rich resources available. The professors are brilliant, and often at the top of their fields. For humanities majors in particular, the libraries have just about anything you might need, and more. I would go again, and I would certainly hire students from there.

    Cons

    Beautiful school until you get one block off campus. The jokes about New Haven are real and sad because the urban decay is so real

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  10. Yale offers great benefits, and it's a nice place to network and grow professionally.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University

    Pros

    Benefits, resources, training opportunities, networking opportunities.

    Cons

    Certain departments do not follow Yale Policies of Work Life Balance Respect and Discrimination

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training

  11. Wrote recaps of games and feature stories on coaches/athletes, updated the Yale Athletics website

    Former Employee - Yale Sports Publicity Website Reporter in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Yale Sports Publicity Website Reporter in New Haven, CT

    I worked at Yale University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great job for anyone interested in sports journalism/public relations.

    Cons

    As with any journalism job, there are tight deadlines.

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