Carnegie Mellon University Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2020

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Carnegie Mellon University President Farnam Jahanian
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  • "Pittsburgh is very boring over the summer(in 63 reviews)

  • "Overall Work-Life balance must be balanced well if you are a student(in 42 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate Developer"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Graduate Developer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Carnegie Mellon University part-time

    Pros

    A lot of people will help you in the job. You are open to ask for advice if you get stuck.

    Cons

    You need to set a time for a meeting every week depending on other people's schedule.

  2. "Satisfactory Graduate Experience"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of opportunities to grow as a researcher due in part to their immense amount of resources.

    Cons

    Communication of expectations is not always clear.

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  3. "hi"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 

    I have been working at Carnegie Mellon University full-time

    Pros

    they are famous and famous and renowned

    Cons

    pay was fairly very bad bad bad

  4. "Excellent Work Environment"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Carnegie Mellon University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Challenging coursework and the high caliber of students makes for an exciting job as a teaching assistant.

    Cons

    A lot of high pressure, off-the-hours work that involved mentoring students during late hours at night.

  5. "Cnc student Monitor at the school of art is great"

    5.0
    Former Employee - CNC 

    I worked at Carnegie Mellon University part-time

    Pros

    24/7 access to Cnc, practical employable technician skills, art students are amazing

    Cons

    Your left to your own devices so if you mess up it could be very dangerous

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  6. "Fine"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Carnegie Mellon University part-time

    Pros

    good for student, gain R&D exp, later application for higher education

    Cons

    depends on prof and projects

  7. "Great university and city"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Lab Manager 
    Recommends

    I worked at Carnegie Mellon University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Thriving intellectual environment, they pay their employees well, and the university is well integrated within Pittsburgh

    Cons

    The department was small so if you didn't like the few coworkers directly around you then your enjoyment of the job would likely suffer

  8. "Great"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Carnegie Mellon University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Supportive environment for its students and staff

    Cons

    Can be quite challenging to balance work and life

  9. "Great place"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Carnegie Mellon University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    nice place to work and city is livable

    Cons

    none that comes to mind

  10. "good university"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Carnegie Mellon University full-time

    Pros

    lots of innovation; big focus on research and impacting community

    Cons

    students can be high stress and competitive

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