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Updated August 5, 2017
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  • Work-life balance isn't a priority (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. "Biology and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Student"

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

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

    Pros

    Great community, talented individuals, supportive network

    Cons

    Lack of diversity in upper levels


  2. "PhD Student in Life Sciences"

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

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

    Pros

    creative and intelligent faculty network

    Cons

    challenging and sometimes dysfunctional department culture for PhD students

  3. "Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral 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

    - Benefits
    - Freedom of research
    - Accessible new technology
    - Generally very good people

    Cons

    - Postdoc pay
    - Career advancement in academia is beyond difficult


  4. "Associate Research Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Associate Research Scientist in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Associate Research Scientist in New Haven, CT

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Small chances of promotion for non-ladder faculties.


  5. "research scientist - Applied Physics"

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

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

    Pros

    Lot of funding for research. Relaxed environment. Flexible schedule. Nice coworkers and administration. Good salary for comparable positions. Great support offices to career, outreach, patents

    Cons

    Huge ego among senior professors and scientist (some of them). Projects are started on the basis "my archenemy is doing it so we have to do it too". No vision of the big picture.

    Advice to Management

    Stop managing the group/department as if it were a company (I literally heard a comparison to Apple). Grad-students are what the name suggests: students. They need mentoring from any level not just post-docs.


  6. "Great place to work, less room to grow"

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    Current Employee - DEPARTMENT of PSYCHIATRY in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - DEPARTMENT of PSYCHIATRY in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Great health benefits
    Great benefits overall
    Intellectual work environment with progressive thinkers

    Cons

    Lower salary than other institutions.
    Can't really move up unless you get another degree
    Difficult to navigate job searches when there are so many different departments and projects going on at the same time

    Advice to Management

    Build current employee skills and make it easier to search for work within the university.


  7. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. "Operating Systems Programmer"

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    Former Employee - Operating Systems Programmer in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Operating Systems Programmer in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Life - work balance
    Healthcare and benefits ( esp Yale Health and 403(b))

    Cons

    Below average salaries
    Advance only if someone leaves or retires
    Political battles

    Advice to Management

    Try to pay what ur employees are worth.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "GRATEFUL!!"

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    Current Employee - C&T in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - C&T in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with Excellent Benefits!! Plenty of time off, and (depending on where you work & who you work for), offers flexibility that allow you to not feel guilty about handling personal affairs / attend appointments when needed.

    Cons

    Can have long days at times!!

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate the Medical School and how it is ran pertaining to the Management etc. who are responsible for running it. The environment can be very stressful, and demanding; but leaving you feeling unappreciated.


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