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Updated January 17, 2018
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Pros
  • There are great benefits and resources (in 59 reviews)

  • Library access; auditing classes; Health benefits; Work-life balance; college atmosphere; supportive; well-regarded (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • There's however room for improvement in several areas including work life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • It is a great place for people who want to emerge themselves in science (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Student Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Worker in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Student Worker in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great Pay
    -Overall Easy
    -Great team

    Cons

    -Managers are hard to work with
    -Students sometimes disrespect you

    Advice to Management

    Be more organized.


  2. "Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate Research Scientist in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Associate Research Scientist in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Yale University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing independent work environment. Great people

    Cons

    Doesn't have much structured training

  3. "Pay is good, while it lasts."

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Fellow in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Fellow in New Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compared to average teaching assistant positions at graduate school, the pay and benefits are very good.

    Cons

    University takes little consideration of individual circumstances and needs. Recent layoffs across the university means higher level managers have no idea what is going on at the department level.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the needs of individuals, not every one is in the same boat, and needs of teachers and students differ department to department. Take more interest in where graduates end up after funding sources dry up.


  4. "Professor"

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

    I have been working at Yale University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    strong research across all departments

    Cons

    not many maybe the weather sometimes

    Advice to Management

    collaborate with other departments


  5. "lecturer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT

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

    Pros

    Great students, interesting colleagues, great intellectual opportunities

    Cons

    Pay scale for non-tenured faculty, though better than other places, is still lower than it might be.


  6. "Great place to work, student employee"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yale University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Yale pays its student workers far above the minimum wage.
    There are some truly interesting jobs available.
    My jobs were a great part of my education.

    Cons

    Jobs vary, and some can be boring (shelving books). I got to to translation, TAing, and counseling, which was a lot of fun.


  7. "Yale has the potential to be a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Administrative in New Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    interesting people to work with, good benefits.

    Cons

    Union and Management don't get along very well. Both sides continually try to stick it to the other, Management hiding their bad behavior and the Union never trusting anything said to them (with good reason.)

    Advice to Management

    Remember employees are actually people, not indentured servants. Develop training programs for new hires when they start each job - instead of throwing them into it and seeing if they can actually manage their responsibilities.

  8. "Lecturer"

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Lecturer in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yale University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Institutional hierarchy is evident and pay scales for lecturers is too low


  9. "Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Instructor in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Instructor in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent committed people who aspire to help those in need. Certain offices can be remarkable family-friendly, allowing to work from home via telecommuting

    Cons

    Compared to working in industry/corporate settings, salaries tend to be lower. Salary support for researchers not provided by University. Some technology infrastructure and organizational processes seem outdated compared to other Tier 1 universities.

    Advice to Management

    For Departments engaging in research that do not receive any salary support from University, consider how much more productive faculty would be if more time was devoted to conducting research and less on writing grants.


  10. "Math grader"

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    Former Employee - Student in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Student in New Haven, CT
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, employer was understanding about hours

    Cons

    Too much busy work, not enough information given


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