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Updated January 17, 2018
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Pros
  • There are great benefits and resources (in 59 reviews)

  • Library access; auditing classes; Health benefits; Work-life balance; college atmosphere; supportive; well-regarded (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • There's however room for improvement in several areas including work life balance (in 19 reviews)

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

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  1. "Student Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    -Great Pay
    -Overall Easy
    -Great team

    Cons

    -Managers are hard to work with
    -Students sometimes disrespect you

    Advice to Management

    Be more organized.


  2. "Only pros!"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of days off, as far as I know you get a salary bump each year

    Cons

    I have no cons, I am the only recent grad I know who truly loves going to work everyday

  3. "Research Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing independent work environment. Great people

    Cons

    Doesn't have much structured training


  4. "Great University"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Yale University full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great benefit, talented people

    Cons

    Not a very safe neighborhood


  5. "Great resources"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    There are great benefits and resources. Even as a short-term employee (1 year contract) I was eligible for 401K matching and incredible health benefits. The HR office also has a number of free professional development workshops (how to interview), social events (we made soap scrub during a lunch hour) and networking events. On top of that, the university is constantly hosting lectures, speakers, festivals, etc. that are fun to be a part of.

    Cons

    The pace can be a little slow, there is a fair amount of bureaucracy. However, that's to be expected at an institution as large and historic as Yale.


  6. "Good for a student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, very high hourly salary

    Cons

    Work is often repetitive, there is a ceiling of $14.50/hour.


  7. "Pay is good, while it lasts."

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Fellow in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Fellow in New Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compared to average teaching assistant positions at graduate school, the pay and benefits are very good.

    Cons

    University takes little consideration of individual circumstances and needs. Recent layoffs across the university means higher level managers have no idea what is going on at the department level.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the needs of individuals, not every one is in the same boat, and needs of teachers and students differ department to department. Take more interest in where graduates end up after funding sources dry up.

  8. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yale University full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, urban environment, architecture, PTO

    Cons

    Political, slow with decision making and change

    Advice to Management

    join union


  9. "good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    one of the best universities in the world

    Cons

    no dental for grad students.


  10. "Good to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed my experience working here, strong infrastructure and ITS support

    Cons

    Paid time off was not as clearly defined as I would have liked in my role


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