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Found 1,988 of over 2K reviews
4.5
88% Recommend to a Friend
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Great people and very open to ideas.(in 118 reviews)
  • "Full time benefits are good(in 82 reviews)
  • "Very Flexible hours and workload.(in 41 reviews)
  • "Great colleagues but a lot of people who have worked there forever and aren't adapting(in 37 reviews)
  • "Great to their staff and very flexible.(in 25 reviews)
Cons
  • "Low pay and sometimes early hours(in 86 reviews)
  • "Salary is low and does not support someone who commutes into the city for work.(in 42 reviews)
  • "but insane work hours and no work life balance(in 29 reviews)
  • "Some departments suffer from bad management making it hard to work for positive change.(in 15 reviews)
  • "It can be a major time commitment depending on how much work you are expected to accomplish.(in 11 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great Opportunity

    Jan 27, 2023 - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    It is fun and challenging to work as TA at CMU

    Cons

    Depend on the classes. some classes are demanding but some are easy.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Study at CMU

    Jan 27, 2023 - Graduate Research Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Nice study environment, great facilities, stipend is enough for good life in Pittsburgh

    Cons

    The main campus is small

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great research place

    Jan 25, 2023 - Graduate Research Assistant 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great research environment, supporting faculty, nice computing infrastructure

    Cons

    Medium staff support, Pittsburgh is okay

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  5. 5.0
    Former Employee

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    Jan 24, 2023 - Intern 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    work experience was very good

    Cons

    cant think of any right now

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good school

    Jan 24, 2023 - Graduate Research Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great comp sci programs w productive research

    Cons

    Winters are cold and the city is rather small

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  7. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Good job

    Jan 24, 2023 - Research Assistant 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Overall learned a lot and was a pretty great job. Very flexible hours

    Cons

    Not any cons really, I didn’t have any issues

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Happy Student

    Jan 18, 2023 - Graduate Student 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great professors, great projects, great opportunities

    Cons

    It is a lot of work, and it does not ease you in.

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place to work

    Jan 16, 2023 - Research Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The work is really great and fun

    Cons

    No tuition reimbursement for each semester

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great part-time job

    Jan 26, 2023 - Group X Instructor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Make your own schedule, nice coworkers

    Cons

    The job is exactly as advertised

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  11. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Work-Study exactly what you expect

    Jan 10, 2023 - Work Study Student in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The pay is fair and the job is steady.

    Cons

    Quality of job depends on professor

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Carnegie Mellon University has an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5, based on over 2,203 reviews left anonymously by employees. 88% of employees would recommend working at Carnegie Mellon University to a friend and 76% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Carnegie Mellon University employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.9 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Carnegie Mellon University. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

88% of Carnegie Mellon University employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Carnegie Mellon University 3.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.2 for culture and values and 4.2 for career opportunities.

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