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Yale University Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
322 Reviews
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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.  

    Postdoctoral associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University

    Pros

    Yale provides great health insurance

    Cons

    Living in New Haven is not fun

  2.  

    PhD researcher

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yale University

    Pros

    Great stipend and benefits, access to resources, great working relationships with peers and superiors

    Cons

    high cost of living, poor work life balance

  3.  

    postdoc review

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in New Haven, CT

    I worked at Yale University

    Pros

    *autonomy
    *brilliant collaborators
    *lots of resources
    *great postdoc community

    Cons

    *sometimes mentorship can be lacking
    *funding environment is tough, which makes next steps a struggle

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    *discuss alternate career choices given difficult funding environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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.

  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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

  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    The expect a lot out of you, but overall a positive experience.

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in New Haven, CT

    I worked at Yale University

    Pros

    Everyone here is very bright. The social aspect is very good. Make sure you pick you lab wisely though, my mentor left after a year without much notice.

    Cons

    Demanding hours, my advisor was very hands off.

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    tutor work study

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    Former Employee - Tutor in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Tutor in New Haven, CT

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

    Pros

    it's fun to meet with students

    Cons

    It can be demanding at times

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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