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Updated May 26, 2017
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  • There's however room for improvement in several areas including work life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • It is a great place for people who want to emerge themselves in science (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Research associate"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Research Associate in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yale University (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefit, good benefit, people nice

    Cons

    Paid low, too much stress

    Advice to Management

    Yes


  2. "PhD Student"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - PhD Student in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Access to excellent additional funding for six guaranteed years and through other sources also for longer such as other research funds. Great relation to Professors

    Cons

    Sadly Yale is located in New Haven, CT. One the one hand it provides a good student life but other amenities are missing for sure. Needs to continue to hire faculty in emerging fields

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the way you do things BUT continue to hire faculty in emerging fields and review the spending on different departments and fields more regularly.


  3. "Student Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in New Haven, CT
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to develop skills outside of your given degree. A real appreciation for mentorship. Helped me better conceive of my next steps after grad school.

    Cons

    None that I can think of!


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  5. "Yale Staff"

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

    I worked at Yale University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Yale has a great collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Yale is very focused on protecting their endowment, across the board all departments are continually asked to cut costs.


  6. "Research Intern"

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    Former Employee - Research Intern in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Research Intern in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment. Everyone working towards a similar goal and cares about eachothers work.

    Cons

    Interns are sometimes not allowed as much work load as they are capable of.

    Advice to Management

    Provide interns more opportunity to delve into more complex projects.


  7. "Great!"

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

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

    Pros

    Great supplemental income for grad student. Super helpful for making ends meet while in school.

    Cons

    A lot of your experience is dictated by the professor you have.

    Advice to Management

    pay more! or lower tuition :)


  8. "Excellent place to post doc"

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Associate in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Associate in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yale University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the greatest minds in the work help to train you and make sure your research is top notch. Additionally the environment is friendly and inclusive.

    Cons

    Like all academic post doc positions, the salary is low. Additionally sometimes there are issues with politics. I think this is not specific to Yale, but probably academia in general.

    Advice to Management

    I would like to see post doctoral salaries increased to support keeping high quality scientists in the field.


  9. "Assistant Director"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Great benefits. Great overall environment.

    Cons

    Diversity is a by-word but not really practiced. Very difficult for the (mostly female) Clerical & Technical staff to break into Managerial & Professional ranks. Even more difficult for the (mostly minority) Facilities staff to get promoted. Also, difficult to get good feedback from managers.

    Advice to Management

    Work with employees to advance. Take employee reviews seriously, and give more 3-dimensional feedback.


  10. "Director of Development"

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    Current Employee - Director of Development in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Director of Development in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yale University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is a great place to work.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons.


  11. "Pure Academia"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits and flexibility with hours. If you love academia, this is the place

    Cons

    Unexpected nights and weekends are frequent


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