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Yale University Reviews

Updated February 15, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great time off and work/life balance" (in 29 reviews)

  • "great benefits, good unions, strong support network" (in 66 reviews)

Cons
  • "very insular wok environment, culture and priorities not focused on work life balance" (in 21 reviews)

  • "Yale University is a great place to work" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Yale is a great work environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pros:
    - you get to work with very smart people that have great ideas
    - access to novel technologies
    - supportive and collaborative environment

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of.


  2. "Easy going student job"

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant
    Current Employee - Student Assistant

    I have been working at Yale University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, friendly people, decent pay

    Cons

    Routine work, lots of down time

  3. "Wonderful place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Gallery Guide At Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Gallery Guide At Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Kind people, great job – get to spend time with awesome collection of art

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  4. "Good"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Associate
    Former Employee - Research Associate

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, pay and time off.

    Cons

    Not many flexibilities and not many opportunities for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Better training for staff


  5. "Manages cluster techs"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Coordinator in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - IT Coordinator in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its a great place to work. The pay is good and the people are smart.

    Cons

    The management is always changing.


  6. "Well living cost"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ph D Candidate
    Current Employee - Ph D Candidate

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

    Pros

    good living cost
    relatively good location

    Cons

    boring
    few communications due to the small department
    a little bit dangerous city


  7. "Good Student Job"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker
    Former Employee - Student Worker
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, fair work expectations

    Cons

    Communication unclear on some occasions

  8. "Top research institute"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best research opportunity you can find

    Cons

    There is no any Cons.


  9. "Perks but tough being young."

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

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

    Pros

    Most intellectually stimulating place on Earth to work.

    Cons

    Hard to break in with any sort of say/recognizable impact with old aristocracy.


  10. "Great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University part-time

    Pros

    great benefits, good unions, strong support network

    Cons

    New Haven is located in a food desert