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Updated February 26, 2017
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  • Work-life balance isn't a priority (in 16 reviews)

  • Not very safe at the high crime rate city of New Haven (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Summer Position"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yale University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working for Yale means being surrounded by the best people!

    Cons

    Depending on your area it can be hard to move upward


  2. "Nice intro to teaching"

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay, flexible hours

    Cons

    People are not really interested in teaching

    Advice to Management

    Less TFs more TAs


  3. "Account Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Pay, Excellent Benefits, Some great manager and supervisors. A lot of time off. Flexible schedules when need be.

    Cons

    Some departments are a definite ' who you know' not what you know department in terms of moving up. Very little Supervisor/Employee conversations over quality of work. Hard to move up. Managers and Leads have their favorites. The Work/Life balance could be a bit better.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your heavy hitters. Stop focusing on small miniscule things when work is stellar. Make sure people are chosen for positions based on what they know not who they know.


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  5. "Experience of a Post Doc."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in New Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent health benefits and facilities.

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance. Lots of egos.


  6. "Great People and Opportunity to Learn on a Smaller Scale"

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    Current Employee - Intern in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Intern in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The overall atmosphere and people that you work with are on par with the best you could ask for. Provides the opportunity to learn about college athletics at a more modest level

    Cons

    Begining to work in athletics can have a slow start. You must be patient and willing to start low and work your way up to where you want to be

    Advice to Management

    Don't really have much to say. Management is great and they are looking to help young, up-and-coming minds out as much as they can


  7. "Research associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in New Haven, CT

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

    Pros

    A healthy sense of accomplishment and willingness to listen to all sides of the story.

    Cons

    Somewhat inflated sense of importance about the life and times of employees and students.

    Advice to Management

    Continually improve through dialogue and exploration. A lot of schools manage education as well if not better, and being such a recognized institution gives more scope to make an impact.


  8. "Assistant Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New Haven, CT
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Yale University as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    level of professionalism and commitment to program goals exceptional

    Cons

    glassdoor requires at least 5 words here - there are no known cons


  9. "great learning environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    It's great to work with Yale. The environment is very intellectually challenging and there are many opportunities offered.

    Cons

    New Haven as a city is not as exciting. You feel unsafe most of the time, but Yale does a lot of things in response such as door to door services, 24/7 shuttle, and more.


  10. "Poor Management"

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    Current Intern - Graduate Student in New Haven, CT
    Current Intern - Graduate Student in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Yale University as an intern (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The institution has a lot of fund. A lot of resources.

    Cons

    Poor management. A lot of waste.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better managers.


  11. "Postdoc Researcher"

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

    Pros

    Pushing the edge of science. Top tier learning environment.
    Great benefits free* health care (*added to your taxes).

    Cons

    Campus spread out within the city. Lots of walking to go from one place to another or have to ride the bus.

    Some postdocs are forced to attend summer series. Most only know about it a month in advance. So, don't make plans.

    Advice to Management

    No forced classes.



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