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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. "hi"

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    Current Employee - Student LIbrarian in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Student LIbrarian in New Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    prestigious and well known college. beautiful campus and decent pay. would recommend it

    Cons

    tough and bleak winter conditions. I wouldn't recommend working there unless you are a well known professor or you're going there for school.

    Advice to Management

    dont change anything


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A learning experience. Could be so much better."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, christmas and new years off.

    Cons

    Extremely understaffed with management, at least in certain departments. 2-4 jobs being covered by one person, with constantly higher performance expectations. Set up for failure. No personal life because you're trying to do so many jobs and constantly under pressure.

  3. "Imperative environment"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in New Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology
    Smart people

    Cons

    Not a stimulating environment. Most of the people are reclusive and do not talk.
    Many lab offer salary below NIH minimum scale as Yale has its own minimum (lower than NIH payscale)
    Majority of PIs are busy and do not care about your career

    Advice to Management

    Please follow NIH minimum guideline for post doc salary.
    Do not exploit the foreign worker


  4. "Wish I had something better to say.."

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in West Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in West Haven, CT

    I worked at Yale University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Health benefits, and alot pto, sick, personal, vacation time, well known respected professional organization. Thought would be job stability but laid off after ten years without notice

    Cons

    No parking, reentry impossible unless you know someone on the inside, HR overloaded with liars, bs artists. Showed no compassion for unemployed, in the end was a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes. Just because someone has a list of degrees, doesnt mean theyre experienced in judging and hiring people...useless


  5. "Laead Financial Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Campus energy thanks to students is very positive
    Good in house medical system

    Cons

    Poor central institutional support
    Poor systems
    Over the top hours

    Advice to Management

    Untangle your central financial bureaucracy


  6. "Biostatistician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Yale University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful lead statistician who genuinely cares for your career growth.
    Yale on your CV

    Cons

    Director is extremely difficult person to please. Very condescending, unappreciative, ridiculously demanding, and unparalleled micro management skills. 5 biostatisticians quitting in roughly same number of years sums it up.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to director: Good biostatisticians are not easy to find. Show some respect and appreciate their work.


  7. "IT for 12 yrs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and Sick time and Paid time off. Met a lot of good people and learned a lot in my career there.

    Cons

    It's not what it once was. This used to be a great place to work, but IT management needs to be reorganized or replaced. Seems like everyone has their own agenda and do just enough to appease their manager. Poor communication between departments leads to lackluster results. No room for advancement. You could be stagnant for a long time in a position unless you get lucky and someone likes you enough to give you a shot. Hard work is not rewarding and staff development is non-existent unless to you like watching useless online videos (Lynda.com) as training. There are better places out there that truly care about staff development.

    Advice to Management

    Engage your staff with training opportunities and classes to have them grow with the changing technology don't just cut them off. Establish career paths. Stop acting like your doing them a favor just by keeping them there.

  8. "Lpn"

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    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in New Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and challenging patients

    Cons

    Extremely poor management
    Time off hard to take

    Advice to Management

    Value your hard working staff


  9. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - IT Support Specialist in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - IT Support Specialist in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You'll make friends and connections.Generous benefits and overall positive environment.

    Cons

    Not much room for improvement or moving up.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training and growth internally.


  10. "not a welcoming place for women and people of color"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Yale University (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I met some great colleagues,

    Cons

    Too conservative and run like a business vs. educational institution. Senior management is incompetent at best.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management should be subject to comprehensive performance reviews.


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