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"Communications officer / Management & Professional staff member"

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Current Employee - Communications in New Haven, CT
Current Employee - Communications in New Haven, CT
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Yale University full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Great environment -- smart people, stimulating, lots of free lectures and talks by anyone you can imagine. Excellent benefits. though some are being phased out or lessened for new employees

Cons

It's very decentralized and can be frustrating. If you are looking for everything to make sense and be orderly, that will depend on how cohesive and well run your own work unit is. Lots of variation in the quality of the management. Very good senior leadership but not focused on understanding and motivating staff (as opposed to faculty). Mobility is difficult once you rise in the ranks.

Advice to Management

Find a champion for staff at the officer level. John Pepper did this well.

Other Employee Reviews for Yale University

  1. "Postdoc at Yale"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yale University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are many high profile professors, and, of course, Yale has an immediate name recognition associated with it. Just make sure to pick your lab and mentor wisely.

    Cons

    Postdocs aren't considered employees and receive benefits that are terrible in comparison to real employees (students get much better healthcare benefits too).

    Advice to Management

    Quit treating postdocs as non-employees and pay fair wages in comparison to other ivy league institutions.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits, not much room for promotion""

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Yale University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job security (Union) and benefits, paid time off.

    Cons

    Little room for upward mobility as a clerical & technical employee, especially if you work in research. Here often a good worker is only rewarded with more work, not a higher paycheck...due to "budgetary restraints"

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to reward your employees monetarily, even when you work off of grants, otherwise you will find you have high turnover, and are only left with the workers who are looking to scrape by, or who's hands are tied b/c they are so far into their schooling it's too late to switch to the corporate world...

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