Yale University Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
268 Reviews

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268 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great benefits and vacation time (in 21 reviews)

  • The pay is great, the community is healthy, and the University truly cares about it's employees (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • The city of new Haven is not the best place to live in but a great place to have fun (in 6 reviews)

  • Depending on the laboratory, the work environment was sometimes less than optimal (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Hard to grow though a large organization

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great, discounts

    Cons

    Everything else including paying for parking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a culture that rewards hard-work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University

    Pros

    The pay is very good.

    Cons

    You might not get a whole lot out of it.

  3.  

    Great option for a science PhD

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University

    Pros

    Top-notch research facilities in the sciences, leading faculty in their respective sub-fields, lots of opportunities for networking and expanding career options whether in one's PhD program or outside (but one needs to be proactive for the latter), student stipend is more than adequate for living in New Haven as a young adult.

    Cons

    Work-life boundaries may be blurred (but that is the nature of graduate study),

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Simple work, but if you work hard you stand out.

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    Current Employee - Banquet Server  in  New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Banquet Server in New Haven, CT

    I have been working at Yale University part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great pay, easy work. Something different every day. Once you get the hang of it you can work without constant supervision.

    Cons

    A lot of the staff is lazy, and not everyone pulls their weight, and there really isn't much management can do about it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Library Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University

    Pros

    They are very flexible about the hours you work. The job is fairly straightforward. Very good pay for a student job.

    Cons

    The job gets repetitive and boring at times. There is no room for advancement really. The systems that you work with sometimes are pretty frustrating.

  7.  

    Great Science, OK salary, Poor Safety

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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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great paid time-off and generous vacation time - but it really depends on PI
     Good benefits
     World Class Research Environment - almost can find any subject that is under study
     Smart and efficient people to see and learn from them
     Faculty - Mostly leading fields and well-recognized, easy to connect and ensure research
    quality

    Cons

    Pressure - demanding working environment, very easy to be nervous or unhappy
    Long working hours are taking granted - often exhausted people found
    Salary - not really great in the name of being at Yale
    Poor safety measure - got improved but still a lot to work on in many areas
    Staff - Lots of variations and usually expected to be slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to improve safety within school area. Need to recruit more admins to be efficient.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    What you expect

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant  in  New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in New Haven, CT

    I have been working at Yale University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good people, good pay and a very good culture to work in. I enjoyed my time here and my time working.

    Cons

    I disliked the extremely liberal culture and kids who are far too concerned with academics rather than a well balanced life

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Challenging but rewarding

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University

    Pros

    Intellectually Stimulating, High risk high reward projects.

    Cons

    The area is not the nicest to live.

  10.  

    Great grad program

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student
    Current Employee - Graduate Student

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

    Pros

    I've really enjoyed my time here. The faculty is fantastic. I had access to all the resources I needed and there are many opportunities to collaborate. There is also a great student life program. The Yale campus is beautiful. New Haven has many great restaurants and is close to New York and Boston.

    Cons

    New Haven has a high crime rate, but it's manageable if you don't walk alone at night and keep valuables out of sight. Yale does have door-to-door shuttle after dark, which is helpful.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Student Technician

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University part-time

    Pros

    Great pay for campus job, well run so good experience with interfacing with customers and IT skills. Great place to learn software/hardware skills and troubleshooting.

    Cons

    Bosses can be a bit annoying and the culture is a bit too "meme-nerd" at times. Other employees can be a bit too lax as well since it is a campus job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like them to be a bit more open to new ideas but overall a good job.

    Recommends
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