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Yale University Reviews

Updated July 20, 2018
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Pros
  • "There are great benefits and resources" (in 62 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 21 reviews)

  • "Faculty are not incentivized to be good mentors to graduate students" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "PhD at Yale University"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    World-class institution, great faculty support, very competitive stipend when adjusted for cost-of-living, library resources

    Cons

    New Haven can be depressive, food is not affordable in some areas of the city

    Advice to Management

    Provide more affordable food options


  2. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Director in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Very collaborative. Great benefits.

    Cons

    I haven't experienced any downside to working here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  3. "Okay for after graduation"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Fellow in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Graduate Fellow in New Haven, CT
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    decent salary
    good benefits and hours
    new haven is a nice town

    Cons

    disorganized management
    misguided administrators - for the most part
    difficult to work within bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    take advantage of the the unique perspective of alums; they are all capable Yale grads and do a lot more work if allowed


  4. "A lot of work for little pay"

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    Current Employee - Language Instructor
    Current Employee - Language Instructor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good experience; a great chance to develop as an instructor

    Cons

    Daily teaching; the pay does not compensate the high number of hours language instructors face as they have to teach everyday

    Advice to Management

    Higher wages for graduate student language instructors to compensate for the high number of hours they have to spend on daily teaching


  5. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning opportunity. The faculty is second to none. Offers the experience to get real teaching experience and focus on research.

    Cons

    The university does not offer proper compensation to teaching assistants or adjuncts. Of course this is part of a much broader problem in the academic landscape.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more compensation to teaching assistants and more possibility for career mobility.


  6. "Postdoctoral Associate"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very nice place to do productive research. Very friendly colleagues and collaborators to work with.

    Cons

    Not really. Perhaps work/life balance could be improved, but that is mainly up to yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Yale is one of the best places to do immunology research!


  7. "Beautiful campus, great facilities, nice people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yale University part-time

    Pros

    - Chances to talk to people who're really in the field
    - Fantastic libraries
    - Beautiful campus, very good work-life balance
    - Individual attention

    Cons

    - Relatively low payment
    - Neighborhoods can sometimes be dangerous

  8. "Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yale University full-time

    Pros

    Challenging and rewarding work stream

    Cons

    Not a lot of mobility


  9. "Yale Univerity Employment"

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    Current Employee - Project Administrator in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Project Administrator in New Haven, CT
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Yale is basically a small city. You are able to find a career in any field within the Yale community

    Cons

    Sometimes the people get so caught up in the protocol that they forget they have the tools to get the job done


  10. "Visiting research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Visiting Assistant Researcher
    Current Employee - Visiting Assistant Researcher

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

    Pros

    Awesome working vibes. Smart and capable people around

    Cons

    Not in a good city


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