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Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Can learn a lot from other professionals (in 26 reviews)

  • Wonderful work-life balance beliefs (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • Very horrible work/life balance (in 26 reviews)

  • Work load is crazy hectic and due to the complexity of research work can be tough (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Great Research Environment"

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    Current Employee - PhD in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - PhD in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Research here is very hands on and self paced.

    Cons

    Not really any cons for me.


  2. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carnegie Mellon University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great learning opportunity.

    Cons

    Difficult to climb the ladder.

  3. "Robotics interning"

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    Current Intern - Research Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Intern - Research Intern in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Carnegie Mellon University as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, interesting work, good conditions.

    Cons

    Kind of a tossup to the quality of the facilities you have access to.


  4. "Student review"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Carnegie Mellon University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Rigorous academic environment with intelligent peers.

    Cons

    Lacking social release from school-driven stress.


  5. "Flexible, good work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Coordinator in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Coordinator in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, health insurance, flexibility, and workplace environment.

    Cons

    Not much upward mobility in the administrative area if you're looking to break 50k.


  6. "Student Research Intern"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Intern - Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Carnegie Mellon University as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent Campus
    Opportunity to collaborate with the World's best talents
    Reputation as an elite institution
    Good Food available on campus

    Cons

    Depends on your team (could be good or bad)
    Try working in the area of your interest
    Pressure during deadlines is extremely high

    Advice to Management

    Provide better pay


  7. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carnegie Mellon University part-time

    Pros

    - Excellent Work Environment for learning

    Cons

    - None so far that I have seen.

  8. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional advisors and excellent laboratories

    Cons

    It is far away from CA


  9. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carnegie Mellon University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Resources, Friendly co-workers, Studious Environment

    Cons

    Low wages, Contract work and Crowded


  10. "Good pay for PhD student"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good stipend with lower living cost in Pittsburgh

    Cons

    Gloomy weather but other than that, everything is good.


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