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Updated October 30, 2017
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  1. "data entry for medical research study"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Research Assistant in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Research Assistant in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Even though my job is mostly data entry, I am always made to feel like a valued part of the team.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  2. "research scientist - Applied Physics"

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    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.

  3. "Great place to work"

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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
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. Benefits are excellent. Esay to commute.

    Cons

    Small city. There are less diversities of people.


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  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. "Solid University with some cons"

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    Current Employee - Associate Research Scientist in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Associate Research Scientist in New Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great facilities, famous scientists, beautiful campus, great benefits.

    Cons

    Low salaries, poor opportunities for advancement/tenure, some individuals with harsh and abusive management practices and little recourse available, not very much support in career advancement outside of academia. Some professors no not care about your discoveries; some discoveries and ideas are stolen and you are not credited.

    Advice to Management

    Yale should be more careful to manage the personalities of the professors they hire. Some are toxic.

  8. "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!


  9. "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.


  10. "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 :)


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