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Yale University Reviews

Updated August 18, 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. "Postdoc Experience"

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

    I worked at Yale University full-time

    Pros

    Yale has a lot of resource to serve all the community members well

    Cons

    Like any other places, works have to be done for better diversity and inclusion


  2. "Could be much worse."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful health benefits for Clerical and Technical employees. The paid winter recess from December 20-something to early January is a staff favorite.

    Cons

    Plenty of stagnant employees, personally and professionally. Many seem to be coasting towards retirement, and bemoan any kind of change or upgrade to policies and procedures. Many long time staff members seem to have left with the advent of Workday, the new HR and finance program. The bureaucratic red tape of high ed can be infuriating if you allow it to bother you indefinitely. The level of job satisfaction largely depends on your school and/or department. Many people love working for the University, while others absolutely loathe their roles, managers, and performance expectations. What keeps those people around is the fact that they could do the same job at a dentist office for half the salary, or stay at Yale whilst being overpaid and complaining along the way.

    Advice to Management

    Always be open to change.

  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. "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


  6. "Biology and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Student"

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Great community, talented individuals, supportive network

    Cons

    Lack of diversity in upper levels


  7. "Molecular Biophysics and 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
    - Fun department
    - Generally very good people

    Cons

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

  8. "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


  9. "great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Office Assistant III in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Office Assistant III in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great place to work and move up the ladder with great benefits

    Cons

    Down sizing in depts.
    Respect
    Consideration of others

    Advice to Management

    As jobs change in upgrading, to fully learn employees jobs.


  10. "Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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
    - Generally very good people

    Cons

    - Postdoc pay
    - Career advancement in academia is beyond difficult


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