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"Teaching Assistant under the Computer Science department."

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Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
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I worked at Carnegie Mellon University part-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Although it really depends on which course you TA under, TA's are treated and generally paid well. Workload is not too heavy, and you can always let your professor know if you need a week off.

Cons

TA-ing as a freshman results in really poor pay, considering that we do the same amount of work as the upperclassmen do.

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  1. "This job is what you make it"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depends on your department. Flexibility, interesting co-workers, and a great location for a young family. For engineers and computer science practitioners this is one of the world's top universities, and they are used to interdisciplinary collaboration, since they've been doing it longer than most other places that are just getting into the game.

    Cons

    Many specific research areas lack real cooperative teamwork like that at most corporate positions, although this is common to most of academia. What's really annoying is that most people think they are great at it, when it is only true in relation to other highly competitive academic environments.


  2. "Good place to be a graduate student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Living cost in pittsburgh is pretty cheap. The graduate student salary is competitive with anywhere else in the country. So the quality of life is not bad

    Cons

    Public transportation in Pittsburgh is not that great. Buses are almost never on time..

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