Yale University Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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  1. Student job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yale University

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    High minimum wage and fun jobs.

    Cons

    A job that is in a bubble.

  2. Technologist

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great quality of life. Co-workers are great. Some training opportunities. Great benefits. New haven area gets a bad rap but I really enjoyed living there.

    Cons

    No rewards, no real leadership.

  3. World leading facilities and personnel

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in New Haven, CT

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

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

    Pros

    Extremely intelligent people working on the world's toughest and most important problems

    Cons

    End results are oftentimes much more important than any individual

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the mental health and well-being of graduate students and professional contractors

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  5. Great School

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to conduct biomedical research. The benefits like health care are good. Culture is great

    Cons

    Pay for junior staff is low and not too much to complain about given the status of funding right now

  6. From a student point of view

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University

    Pros

    The snow in new haven!

    Cons

    Everything, its an absolutely wonderful place. Great people. The city is cute and liveable. Access it provides is tremendous. You can take as much from it as you want to

  7. Had a student job in the dev office call center, was pleased

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    Former Employee - Bulldog Caller
    Former Employee - Bulldog Caller

    I worked at Yale University (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Student minimum wage was 11.50/hr at the time. My call center job required 7 hours per week and paid cash bonuses at the end of the night depending on performance. Cold-calling is boring, but it's a useful skill--I'm glad I did it.

    Cons

    Cold calling is extremely boring.

  8. great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    resources, management, great healthcare benefits

    Cons

    New Haven is not the nicest city

    Advice to Management

    pay postdocs more

  9. World Class Benefits - But Salary Squeezing

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University

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

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements, access to inexpensive world-class health care, exceptional 401 benefits and plans, an environment surrounded by a vital city, with accessible arts, theaters, restaurants, museums and night life.

    Cons

    Salaries are very constrained in ranges for everyone with the exception of the highest levels of administration, faculty, and researchers. Administrative staffing areas and budgets are always the first to be cut, which means means less funding for salaries. There are times when raises are given, non-base building to help the University budget but hurt the staff. The HR evaluation process continues to use forced ranking, which is discouraging to innovation and morale.

    Advice to Management

    Provide COLA increases yearly at minimum. Update the yearly evaluation system and removed forced ranking over a bell curve.

  10. great school, crappy location

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PhD Student in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - PhD Student in New Haven, CT

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

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

    Pros

    excellent benefits and guaranteed maternity (and paternity!) leave for PhD students who want to start a family
    very little hassle and bureaucracy out of the graduate school
    very high compensation relative to cost of living
    excellent networking opportunities and career services initiatives

    Cons

    new haven is terrible
    work life balance is highly dependent on which research group you wind up with

  11. Limited advancement for Clerical and Technical employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in New Haven, CT

    I have been working at Yale University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are great, and salary is fairly good.

    Cons

    Limited to no advancement for Clerical and Technical employees. Yale would rather hire from outside sources than develop and advance anyone from a C&T position. Once a "senior administrative assistant" you are stuck there for life.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to stop fearing the union and take care of the employees who actually do the work and show up everyday. Management seems to just "throw their arms up in the air" and say they can't do anything about certain employees because they are protected by the union.

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