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Updated May 22, 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
  • Can take a toll on your work life balance (in 30 reviews)

  • no cons have been found until now (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Best company I have 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

    Academia has a lot of pros, independence, flexibility, good benefits, okay pay, good pto and nice people to work with

    Cons

    Pay could be somewhat higher

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, do the best you can to keep your stars from leaving for bigger salaries by raising your top performers salary considerably.


  2. "Design Research"

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    Former Employee - Design Researcher in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Design Researcher in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Carnegie Mellon University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work and lots of opportunity and schedule flexibility

    Cons

    Too much school work to manage with working part-time. No work life balance.

  3. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Carnegie Mellon University full-time

    Pros

    Frontrunner in AI/ML Course work and Research among the top US universities.

    Cons

    No cons found at this employer


  4. "Great Research"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Incredibly creative and smart people , good feedback

    Cons

    As a PhD student, no life and work balance but that is to be expected anywhere.


  5. "Desk Services Attendant"

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

    I worked at Carnegie Mellon University part-time

    Pros

    Able to do work while working! Friendly staff and management.

    Cons

    Can sometimes be time-consuming and students can be rude.


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

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    • Senior Management
    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

    They let you work independently, flexibility, great benefits.

    Cons

    Salaries could be somewhat higher

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing and keep taking care of your people


  7. "Grading Assitant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carnegie Mellon University part-time

    Pros

    Good work environment, work life balance

    Cons

    No cons to share basically

  8. "Work Study Office Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carnegie Mellon University part-time

    Pros

    not a huge time commitment, can do school work during down time

    Cons

    depending on your office you may have to do a lot of office work


  9. "15-251 TA"

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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 full-time

    Pros

    Very great work; Learned a lot from teaching; Very challenging yet very rewarding. 10/10 would recommend

    Cons

    A lot of work every week, but at the same time, challenges come with rewards. You can really improve yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! You are very dedicated to your work, and make the course the best course at CMU.


  10. "Great College"

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    Current Employee - Student in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Student in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Academically well known, good reputation in industry

    Cons

    A lot of stress and peer pressure


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