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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. "Yale administration is a cemetery for minds to die"

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    Former Employee - Safety Advisor in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Safety Advisor in New Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits atleast on paper ; free food; training opportunities though they come laced with strings, Yale name brand on your CV.

    Cons

    Working at Yale's Environmental health and Safety has been my single most bitter professional experience so far. Its only after leaving Yale, I realized how much professionally I was setback. Added to this is the corrosive effect of prejudice in the form of micro-aggressions that I had to encounter on a daily basis. Complaining to HR is a big joke and they clearly are in bed with the managers.

    Advice to Management

    Safety Advisor (SAs) management needs an overhaul. SAs are expected to be the donkeys of the department expected to perform tasks with very little training or feedback.

  3. "Great experience"

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    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 3 years)

    Pros

    - Tons of opportunities for graduate students in various sectors: entrepreneurship, consulting, law, etc.
    - Healthcare
    - Beautiful campus
    - Amaizing entertainment opportunities: theatre, music halls, galleries.

    Cons

    Long hours, unsafe location, poor dental health plan


  4. "RA Position"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Research Associate in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great connections and competitive salaries.

    Cons

    No cons for this position.


  5. "PhD Student in Life Sciences"

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    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


  6. "Student jobs"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Student Worker in New Haven, CT

    I worked at Yale University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great pay, respect for workers

    Cons

    Cannot apply to full-time work as an in-network applicant

    Advice to Management

    More job training for student workers


  7. "Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry"

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    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

  8. "Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
    - Fun department
    - Generally very good people

    Cons

    - Postdoc pay
    - Postdoc
    - Academic career progression is beyond difficult


  9. "Food Service Manager"

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

    Great Salary , Benefits and Positive Growth

    Cons

    Lack of consistency with new concepts and Innovation - Constantly changes paths of ideas without completion which causes many disruptions.

    Advice to Management

    There is no clear path - The upper management is in disarray, the second level of management consistently compensates for lack of direction to achieve success


  10. "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.


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