Yale University Reviews

Updated August 3, 2015
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Yale University President Peter Salovey
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Pros
  • Great benefits for the young professional (in 26 reviews)

  • Great work-life balance at Yale (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • very competitive, not a great place for colaborations (in 6 reviews)

  • Little room for upward mobility; you do your one job and stick with it (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Great opportunities available

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in New Haven, CT

    I have been working at Yale University (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Being part of the Yale community opens up a lot of opportunities for networking and job searching. Get involved with groups like CNSPY and BCC to find like-minded people who share your career goals. Transportation around New Haven is made easy by the free shuttle system provided by Yale.

    Cons

    Every part of Yale is perpetually under construction of some kind. Also, you need to take an active role in your own safety when walking around New Haven. Compensation is substantially lower than an industry postdoc position.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly, I've been very impressed with the way Yale is run. One criticism: New Haven pretends to be a bike friendly city but that is far from true. Yale has the power to affect infrastructure changes in the city and I think better/safer options for bike commuters should be a priority.


  2. grad student

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Great people, nice work environment. Cutting edge work.

    Cons

    -Lack of structure. Different experiences depending on the lab

    Advice to Management

    -Make a graduate student contract


  3. Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellow

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    Current Employee - Electro Physiology Fellow in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Electro Physiology Fellow in New Haven, CT

    I have been working at Yale University full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent EP training is present at Yale University

    Cons

    It is located in New Haven, CT


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  5. Peer Tutor

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT

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

    Pros

    Peer tutoring is the best. You get to help out tons of people. It helps you refine your knowledge.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be very busy and tiring. Sometimes jobs are understaffed as there are too many people to help in that amount of time.

    Advice to Management

    You have to get good grades to be a peer tutor. And you should try to get your own work done early so you don't have a deadline and peer tutoring the same night.


  6. Wonderful Organization

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bio Statistician in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Bio Statistician in New Haven, CT

    I worked at Yale University full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    + One of the best places I've ever worked. + I always felt empowered. + A lot of smart people working hard to do good things. + Very generous benefits. + Comfortable working environment and culture. + Very responsive management and HR Department.

    Cons

    + As with most academic/nonprofit institutions, salaries are lower than in industry. + I understand that responsiveness of management depends on each department.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  7. Flexible Hours

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    Current Employee - Student Worker
    Current Employee - Student Worker

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoy working part-time at Yale because of how understanding the employers are with students about their student responsibilities. All the bosses I have had have been understanding of deadlines and upcoming tests. The pay is terrific and the environment is always nice and friendly.

    Cons

    The hiring process, for students, can strongly depend on who you know. Some jobs are passed on from one student to a friend and are pretty hard to get otherwise.


  8. Postdocoral Associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yale University full-time

    Pros

    Great facilities, university office dedicated to postdoctoral affairs, helpful staff.

    Cons

    Was not made aware of possible conference travel funding for post-docs.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Can be a good place to work, but it depends entirely on your supervisor.

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    Current Employee - Associate Research Scientist in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Associate Research Scientist in New Haven, CT

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of money for research equipment and supplies. Lab mates are really intelligent and we are doing interesting research.

    Cons

    Salary is entirely inadequate. Parking at the medical school is very expensive.


  10. Postdoctoral associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Yale is a Great environment to work

    Cons

    Nothing really cons at Yale


  11. Student Worker

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University part-time

    Pros

    Great bosses and flexible horus

    Cons

    No cons if you're a student



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