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Yale University Reviews

Updated February 26, 2017
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  • Work-life balance isn't a priority (in 16 reviews)

  • Not very safe at the high crime rate city of New Haven (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "Great 7years of experience"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in New Haven, CT
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best Ivy hands down! Amazing professors, great community, excellent research.

    Cons

    None that comes to mind.


  3. "Senior Administrative Assistant"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is room for growth.

    Cons

    There is Parking issues at Yale Downtown location.


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  5. "PhD Student's perspective"

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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in New Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great resources for research; fantastic student peers; prestigious and intelligent faculty

    Cons

    New Haven can be a difficult place to live. Faculty are not incentivized to be good mentors to graduate students. There is a diffuse graduate student community.

    Advice to Management

    Develop standards of mentorship for faculty and incentivize management training.


  6. "Postdoc"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in New Haven, CT
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge research, access to state of the art equipment, great neuroscience community, freedom to evolve your own research which may depend on your PI.

    Cons

    Highly competitive and fast-paced. Hard to take time off because of the pressure to publish.


  7. "Excellent benefits, but Yale is the epitome of the ivory tower"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University full-time

    Pros

    Yale University provides excellent benefits, especially great healthcare coverage. Resources at Yale abound and there are many supports and services provided.

    Cons

    Yale exists in a bubble and does not have a good relationship with the New Haven community. Resources are not shared well and bureaucracy prevents any type of positive change from taking place. Yale just doesn't have want I'm looking for - the ability to have true and lasting impact.


  8. "Great Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University part-time

    Pros

    Fantastic software development experience
    Paid training

    Cons

    No cons for this job


  9. "Loved being at Yale"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Graduate 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

    Amazing connections to brilliant people, doing innovative work. Very humbling experience. I don't think i could have succeeded anywhere else..

    Cons

    New Haven is insanely expensive because landlords know they have a captive student population that keeps returning to the university year after year.


  10. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice job to have on the side. Supportive faculty, and important research

    Cons

    The job is, at times, a bit tedious. As I advance from data gathering and into data analysis, it should be more interesting


  11. "Postdoctoral"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great scientific environment. Talks, seminars, knowledgeable colleagues. Labs are led by independent PIs, as such work environments vary greatly

    Cons

    High paced environment, which is not necessarily a negative. It is a great place for people who want to emerge themselves in science.

    Advice to Management

    Postdoctoral fellows fall mainly under the management of the individual PIs. Management styles vary. Pick a lab in which you are comfortable. You will spend many hours there.



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