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Updated September 21, 2018
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Pros
  • "Can learn a lot from other professionals" (in 27 reviews)

  • "Good work environment, work life balance" (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • "Could do better in work/life balance" (in 32 reviews)

  • "no cons have been found until now" (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to TA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Students are enthusiastic and curious to learn.

    Cons

    None. It is a great place


  2. "Research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carnegie Mellon University full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility of leaning new things

    Cons

    Stressful as working with smart people

  3. "Grader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Carnegie Mellon University part-time

    Pros

    Good hourly rate compared to other universities

    Cons

    Not much to say here


  4. "Researcher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carnegie Mellon University full-time

    Pros

    The professors and fellow PhDs are nice to work with.

    Cons

    I find no cons so far.


  5. "Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carnegie Mellon University full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Long hours and constant construction


  6. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carnegie Mellon University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible, can work around a student's rigorous schedule

    Cons

    Okay pay, cap at 20 hours, varies depending on professor


  7. "Best place I've ever worked for"

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    Current Employee - Front End Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Front End Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Ok salaries.
    - Nice PTO
    - Good benefits
    - Pension
    - Intellectually stimulating environment
    - Education benefits

    Cons

    - Pay could be better

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, take care of your hard-workers, lastly I love CMU.

  8. "Lab Manager"

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    Current Employee - Research Lab Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Research Lab Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, atmosphere, and people.

    Cons

    Salary is low and does not support someone who commutes into the city for work.


  9. "Strong in CS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carnegie Mellon University part-time

    Pros

    Nice professors and they provide advice that really solves the problems.

    Cons

    Could do better in work/life balance.


  10. "Great place, with a lot of work"

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    Former Employee - Veterinary Technician in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Veterinary Technician in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Carnegie Mellon University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A small veterinary place to work at, so your work definitely gets noticed.

    Cons

    Work life balance is up to you, if you work yourself too hard no one will stop you.


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