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Updated February 14, 2018
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Pros
  • Can learn a lot from other professionals (in 26 reviews)

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

Cons
  • work life balance difficult to sustain (in 27 reviews)

  • Low pay, silos within departments (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Research assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carnegie Mellon University full-time

    Pros

    Very helpful for students. Including international communication center and career development center.

    Cons

    It's not very convenient enough for your daily life.


  2. "Chemical Engineering Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carnegie Mellon University full-time

    Pros

    - encourages curiosity
    - school has a diverse set of students
    - consistently challenging

    Cons

    - lack of non-academic facets

  3. "Peer tutor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carnegie Mellon University part-time

    Pros

    few working hours per week.

    Cons

    The job does not has much disadvantages.


  4. "research assistant"

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

    I worked at Carnegie Mellon University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Professors and postdocs are very friendly to visiting researchers. Most large labs are well-managed and organized. Many workshops going on.

    Cons

    Some projects may not be as interesting, although technically challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Find a president asap?


  5. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Carnegie Mellon University full-time

    Pros

    Best staff culture and amazing program!

    Cons

    There really wasn’t a bad thing about working there!


  6. "Postdoctoral associate"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Involving in several projects, and mentoring some Phd students

    Cons

    Its a temporary work, the extension is related to availability of funds


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits, great place to work for overrall"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, great minds, good benefits

    Cons

    Salaries are a little low compared to other institutions

  8. "Teacher's Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carnegie Mellon University part-time

    Pros

    High quality faculty
    Easy to get along with coworkers
    A good sense of fulfillment

    Cons

    The weather is pretty crappy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  9. "Nice Campus"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carnegie Mellon University full-time

    Pros

    Buildings are extremely nice and new

    Cons

    Traffic around campus is not good


  10. "Undergraduate Teaching Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Carnegie Mellon University provides a huge professional network in academic areas. If you need help, you can easily reach out to one of the renown professors which you probably won't be able to if not within the university.

    Cons

    Carnegie Mellon University can have discrepancies sometimes in communications or other areas. It is not a very big campus, and Pittsburgh is very cold in winter.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the speed of processing everything. Also, the dual factors where you have to confirm login on your phone when you're trying to login with your laptops can be troublesome from time to time.


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