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Updated November 14, 2018
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Pros
  • "Can learn a lot from other professionals" (in 27 reviews)

  • "Good work environment, work life balance" (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • "Could do better in work/life balance" (in 33 reviews)

  • "no cons have been found until now" (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "student worker"

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

    Pros

    best for job opportunistic

    Cons

    no cons at all.As i mentiontioned

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Challenging but rewarding experience and environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at Carnegie Mellon University full-time

    Pros

    CMU is a research leader, and provides incredible exposure to highly experienced researchers

    Cons

    Long hours, overemphasis of research relative to teaching by some professors

  3. "CMU TA Salary"

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    I have been working at Carnegie Mellon University part-time

    Pros

    It is a great opportunity to work with awesome peers and great professors

    Cons

    You need to spend some time to do the TA job well


  4. "Holistic Benefits"

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    I have been working at Carnegie Mellon University full-time

    Pros

    17 days of vacation to start, matching on retirement savings

    Cons

    parking on campus is expensive


  5. "TA Positition"

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    Pros

    Very satisfying and rewarding experience

    Cons

    Pay could be more, very close to minimum wage right now


  6. "great place for research"

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    Pros

    rigorous academic program and good research opportunities

    Cons

    stress culture, tech-focused research and programs so less opportunities in humanities and arts


  7. "Graduate Study"

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carnegie Mellon University full-time

    Pros

    Good atmosphere for improving computer skills.

    Cons

    Heavy workload (Maybe not a con at all)

  8. "Graduate student Researcher"

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

    I worked at Carnegie Mellon University part-time

    Pros

    Innovation & Collaborative environment to work in

    Cons

    Sometimes as a graduate student you don't have a work life balance

    Advice to Management

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  9. "Research Assistant"

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    I worked at Carnegie Mellon University part-time

    Pros

    goof staff and working culture

    Cons

    little freedom and work is boring


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Overall a great employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Carnegie Mellon University full-time

    Pros

    benefits, easy to move within university

    Cons

    lack of transparency from leadership, each department acts independently, unclear advancement opportunities


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