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Yale University Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
304 Reviews
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304 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.  

    Good Benefit

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Retire Plan, Health Insurance

    Cons

    Nothing to complain except some bad neighbor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Flexible, supportive work environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, supportive environment

    Cons

    Little clarity around roles and responsibilities

  3.  

    I've loved it!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Tech in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Student Tech in New Haven, CT

    I have been working at Yale University

    Pros

    Good work-life balance
    Leads really care about you
    Get to do really interesting work, and learn as you go!

    Cons

    It can be hard to balance a full schedule with work, and it can be tough if you're not put on a team which you like (I am on a team that I do like)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Best job in CT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Curatorial Assistant in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Curatorial Assistant in New Haven, CT

    I have been working at Yale University

    Pros

    Large community of culture, support, and enrichment.

    Cons

    University as a whole is becoming corporate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great but Siloed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University full-time

    Pros

    The benefits and compensation packages are great. I lucked out and have some great coworkers, which makes my days flow by swiftly. I'm able to take initiative and have been able to self start new projects and get a lot of great things done. Excellent work-life balance.

    Cons

    The university is very siloed between departments, and only recently have they started trying to break down walls. There isn't alot of collaboration, and there is the full gambit of departments from those that still do things like it was the 1700s thinking "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" and then other departments that try to stay on the cutting edge. I lucked out with the latter, but whenever a project involves the former, it can become a painful process to try and get anything done, if it is even possible. Human Resources isn't at all transparent and there isn't any meaningful career path or planning. Most positions it feels like your waiting for someone to die to make room further up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's impossible for people in the beginning or middle of their careers to justify staying, since there many times is not much opportunity for growth. Most top talent end up defecting to other companies in order to move forward in their careers. HR isn't very transparent, so reclassification when job responsibilities change, or when even applying for another position the person can be completely unaware of what is going on (and wonder if anything is actually happening.)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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

  8.  

    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

  9.  

    Best student job

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10.  

    Senior IT Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

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