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Yale University Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

4.1 261 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

Yale University President Peter Salovey

Peter Salovey

(47 ratings)

89% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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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    Challenging but rewarding

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIntellectually Stimulating, High risk high reward projects.

    ConsThe area is not the nicest to live.

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    Great grad program

    Graduate Student (Current Employee)

    ProsI'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.

    ConsNew 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Student Technician

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Fellowship (Former Employee) New Haven, CT

    ProsFun environment
    Stimulating work
    Excellent benefits and retirement matching
    Great people

    ConsRigid hierarchies in certain departments
    Limited mobility
    Sometimes they were stuck in old patterns that waste time and resources

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fantastic

    Student LIbrarian (Current Employee) New Haven, CT

    ProsGreat staff and competitive pay.

    ConsBureaucratic nonsense. But that's to be expected at any major corporation and one has to realize that Yale is, first and foremost, a corporation. It might be for financial reasons, but there are instances where you fully realize that.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Undergraduate Jobs at Yale

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPay is great at entry-level. Not many increases in pay, however.

    ConsJobs are hard to find. Scheduling can be a problem.

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    just a university, lets not get hyper happy

    Associate Research Scientist (Current Employee) New Haven, CT

    ProsGood benefits for faculty, scientists with solid expertise. Not far from New York, or Boston if you need to get away.

    ConsMore arrogance than at other places, New Haven is a terrible city with a bad school system. Comparing to other places, salaries are rather low. Opportunities to collaborate - low.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    mostly positive

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proswork with smart, creative, ambitious students

    Consit's academia, with all of the usual issues

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Bittersweet experience, it is not always good or great in everything here even it is one of the most prestigious edu.

    Postdoctoral Associate (Current Employee) New Haven, CT

    ProsGreat exposure to various social activities and networking
    Been surrounded by hardworking and smart minds
    Lots of collaborations and resources.

    ConsGetting funding and competition is really tough, especially for junior research faculties. Correspondingly, the stress is huge for both PI and postdocs. Choosing the right person to work is way more important than others.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    AYA Camp Bulldog Worker

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGet paid really well to play with kids! The compensation is great, you get vouchers to local eateries and the employers are very accommodating.

    ConsThere are a lot of hours during which we did not do very much, as we only had real responsibilities when the kids were around.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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