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Yale University Reviews

Updated October 10, 2018
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Pros
  • "Also known for great work/life balance here" (in 27 reviews)

  • "Great benefits like retirement and especially healthcare" (in 63 reviews)

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

  • "Faculty are not incentivized to be good mentors to graduate students" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Great University"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    So many resources and opportunities.

    Cons

    I don't have many complaints.


  2. "Fantastic - part time student employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University part-time

    Pros

    minimum wage is amazing, all jobs upwards of $12.75/hr as a student

    Cons

    none really, my work is super easy

  3. "Part-time student employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University part-time

    Pros

    Yale has great options for student employment

    Cons

    Some student jobs are difficult to find out about


  4. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University full-time

    Pros

    Nice environment, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Lower pay than the industry obviously , and the work is quite routine


  5. "Yale University"

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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 part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked part-time at Yale. Great staff very supportive team to work with.

    Cons

    Pay does not change much over time.


  6. "Programmer Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Yale University full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, academic environment provides unique opportunities you wouldn't get elsewhere, low stress job

    Cons

    pay at an academic institution is generally less than what you would receive at an industry job.

    Advice to Management

    Be more willing to let go the bad managers/employees. There are hardworking and motivated employees willing to take their place.


  7. "Great grad school"

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    Former Employee - PhD Student
    Former Employee - PhD Student
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Facilities, money in labs, access to high-profile people, high-level learning environment.

    Cons

    Typical ivy league, ivory tower things; higher than normal concentration of psycho/sociopaths, bureaucracy, depression, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Keep good people, stop giving tenure to jerks.

  8. "Graduate Teaching Fellow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great students, engaged and intelligent

    Cons

    Additional work load on top of Masters

    Advice to Management

    -


  9. "Research Assistance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University part-time

    Pros

    Helpful Professors, interesting research projects.

    Cons

    Limited time spent with professors.


  10. "Amazing place to work"

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

    I worked at Yale University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, culture, leadership, hours

    Cons

    No cons except perhaps the location. Parking is charged for, but mass transit is available.


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