Yale University Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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Yale University President Peter Salovey
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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. Post-doc

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very interesting, cutting edge-science is performed here. There is a lot of room for collaborations, and its encouraged

    Cons

    Female leadership is low and it would be great if minority and females were better represented.

  3. Graduate Student

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of research opportunities and excellent research colleagues.

    Cons

    The culture of some departments is poor.

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  5. Associate Research Scientist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University

    Pros

    Ivy League, Technology, collaborations, consulting opportunities

    Cons

    No work life balance, sexist, mentor has very little interest in helping your career

  6. Ph.D. Graduate Student

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

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

    Pros

    Independence, science community, resources available

    Cons

    Work-life balance, salary is low

  7. Manager

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New Haven, CT

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Benefits, well located and steady work.

    Cons

    You work for your money and much more.

    Advice to Management

    Keep and open mind and research the department your are applying for.

  8. Great benefits but you must have a thick skin

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

    I have been working at Yale University part-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, some of the people you meet. They give you family meals for most every shift that you work and it isn't a TV dinner. It is very good food that you are fed.

    Cons

    Some of the people are not so nice and can be very lazy. If people have a job already they just say it is not their job and the contracted workers must do it to get the job done.

    Advice to Management

    Do not contradict yourself. One manager may say one thing and the other another. Then it is on the employees for "messing" up when they were told two different things.

  9. 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

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

    Pros

    Amazing networking and opportunities to get involve in different projects

    Cons

    Sometimes feel overwhelmed by work and studies

    Advice to Management

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

  10. Post Doctoral Associate

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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 full-time

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

    Pros

    great opportunities for excellent research and medical collaborations with the hospital

    Cons

    little interaction with other scientists outside of your individual lab

    Advice to Management

    hire more post docs and work with fewer undergrads

  11. Research Support

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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 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and pay, room to grow/advance, "cutting edge" research, generous time off for both vacation and holidays

    Cons

    lack of training, high crime city, holier than thou attitudes amongst research staff

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training opportunities

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