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Yale University Reviews

Updated September 24, 2017
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  • Work-life balance isn't a priority (in 18 reviews)

  • Yale is a great place to do research overall (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Associate Professor"

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

    I worked at Yale University (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating environment, good appreciation for good thinkers, great overall experience both for work and campus life and traditions.

    Cons

    Small community, lost a lot of good colleagues to the tenure process.


  2. "Positive Yale Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Yale University part-time

    Pros

    Great flexibility with course load and other commitments, excellent networking opportunities as the research endeavors there are varied and impactful

    Cons

    Temporary based on the research you are involved in

  3. "Lecturer"

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Lecturer in New Haven, CT
    Recommends

    I worked at Yale University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment, package, resources, gym!

    Cons

    The cons are not really cons. High expectations and therefore pressure, but it is not bad


  4. "Student at Yale"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yale University full-time

    Pros

    Great to be a student here

    Cons

    Not as much emphasis on science programs as humanities.

    Advice to Management

    Prioritize STEM more


  5. "Excellent place to do graduate school"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - PhD Student in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible mentorship and peers, unlimited resources.

    Cons

    Nothing major; New Haven might not be your cup of tea.


  6. "Postdoctoral work at Yale"

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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

    Great resources for pursuing research in basic biology and evaluating the impact of your in a specific disease population

    Cons

    It is sometimes better if you know people at important or influential positions to get your work done faster


  7. "Student Dining Hall Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working staff and not stressful workload.

    Cons

    Requires patience and tolerance for consumers.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  8. "Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Yale University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great exp working at Yale

    Cons

    none bad exp working at Yale

    Advice to Management

    no


  9. "Excellent place for performing scientific research"

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

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

    Pros

    Great platform, intelligent coworkers, creativity, infrastructure support and comprehensive core facilities

    Cons

    winter here is kind of long


  10. "Assistant Archivist"

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    Former Employee - Archivist Assistant in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Archivist Assistant in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    My supervisor was kind and patient during training. He was very generous when it came to time off, and provided an excellent environment to work in.

    Cons

    The tasks could be tedious, but I was aware of that from the beginning.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. I loved working there.


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