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Yale University Reviews

Updated April 19, 2018
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Pros
  • There are great benefits and resources (in 61 reviews)

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

Cons
  • very insular wok environment, culture and priorities not focused on work life balance (in 20 reviews)

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

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  1. "Student Studying here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University full-time

    Pros

    Very nice studying environment and good place to learn

    Cons

    Very competitive and stressful to study here


  2. "Review of university"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University part-time

    Pros

    Multiple resources for diverse academic interests and highly motivated, curious and passionate students.

    Cons

    Can become a little bit stressful at the end of the year but I guess that is true of every college

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. Humanities classes should be diversified in terms of content and lots of work to do in hiring more women in STEM fields

  3. "Great place"

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

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

    Pros

    This is once in a life time experience

    Cons

    nothing. everything is great at Yale


  4. "Room for Growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University full-time

    Pros

    There are so many jobs at Yale, and it's a great place for career advancement

    Cons

    They tent to push an agenda


  5. "Graduate Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University full-time

    Pros

    The ease of learning and using equipment is a nice perk to complete the experiments you need to complete your research project.

    Cons

    The mentoring for career advice is very broad and ineffective. You need to take the initiative in order to find a mentor or anyone who is able to help you as a graduate student.


  6. "PhD Student"

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

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

    Pros

    Great research, emphasis on teaching

    Cons

    This is department dependent, but faculty-student interaction can be better

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. "PhD student"

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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

    Nice professors, nice place, nice classmates.

    Cons

    Coursework requirement is a bit high.

  8. "Senior Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yale University full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers, Yale hosts some fascinating and educational events/forums, and New Haven is a fun and exciting place to live.

    Cons

    Sometimes wild expectations cloud reality. Work-load fluctuates from extremely busy to very light.


  9. "Student Jobs Are Good"

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Student Worker in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Studnet jobs pay $12 minimum which makes sustainable income even if you work part-time. Positive experience in office settings and others.

    Cons

    No major cons apart from sometimes hours can be outside of regular work hours based on students' schedules

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management currently


  10. "Postdoctoral Associate"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to do something the best

    Cons

    New Have is not a very good city for living


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