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Updated October 17, 2017
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  • Work-life balance isn't a priority (in 18 reviews)

  • It is a great place for people who want to emerge themselves in science (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Assistant Director"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Great work place"

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

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

    Pros

    Good working environment in general;
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Admin staff can sometimes be inefficient;
    The town is not too safe.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love working at Yale University

    Cons

    Yale University is a great place to work

    Advice to Management

    No advice. Good job on renaming that controversial residential college


  4. "Student Assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yale University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great welfare and compensation policies

    Cons

    No opportunity for global exposure.

    Advice to Management

    They should encourage unionization of staff.


  5. "postdoc in applied physics"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get all the resources to do your research. A lot of funding involved; lots of networking event and courses to meet people and develop a career. Great supporting offices (international students, career development). Aim at groups with startups and patents rather than number of publications.

    Cons

    Too much funding. PIs are focused on getting more and more and boost their ego instead of efficiently route their resources (so many projects started and never carried on). Very little collaboration with other groups so they don't share the success. The groups with a different modus operandi get their things done and have startups and patents in their portfolio.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it real and less "ivi league" looking. Give feedback to your PhD students (!!); they are there to learn.


  6. "Operating Systems Programmer"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "GRATEFUL!!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. "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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "With lots of perks comes a lot of unchecked privilege."

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    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 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits (health coverage especially), beautiful campus, exciting research, distinguished environment, brilliant minds.

    Cons

    Lots of out of touch white old guys. The issue isn't necessarily that they're rich, or old, or white, but out of touch. They're trying to work on it.

    Advice to Management

    While they have an office fo stellar people dedicated to promoting diversity, it is understaffed and it seems the university does not take this issue seriously. If the University wishes to remain a bastion of open mindedness in the 21st century, they need to make a concerted effort to address this issue.


  10. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Student in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Student in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great institution with unbelievable opportunities.

    Cons

    The location is very poor.


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