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Yale University Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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Pros
  • A great place to work and move up the ladder with great benefits (in 58 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. "Lecturer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lecturer in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Lecturer in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yale University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Institutional hierarchy is evident and pay scales for lecturers is too low


  2. "A mixed bag"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yale University full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Excellent staff colleagues: caring and long experience.

    Cons

    Leadership doesn't really have any idea of either leading or managing. There is some idea of adopting what's effective from the corporate world, but that is never understood or executed well.

    There is NO work-life balance. Everyone takes work home all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Don't pretend you're something you're not.

  3. "Yale Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Can go to some cool presentations because of all of the speakers that yale brings to its campus

    Cons

    I work overtime every week, and my employer has made it clear that she does not want us to log overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Pay overtime like youre supposed to


  4. "Finanace Assistant 4"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Yale University as a contractor

    Pros

    Great people and excellent school.

    Cons

    Very unorganized for such a great school.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together.


  5. "Graduate Student Instructor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Yale University part-time

    Pros

    Relatively high remuneration for grad student teachers

    Cons

    Elitist culture is toxic and obnoxious


  6. "Associate Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and nice colleagues.

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility in management style.


  7. "clinical receptionist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Yale University full-time

    Pros

    job security, benefits, and salary

    Cons

    hard to change areas you work in

    Advice to Management

    access people based on their abilities not what the paper says that you wrote

  8. "Center for Emotional Intelligence"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University full-time

    Pros

    C&Ts receive good health insurance and labor protections (but these positions are being eliminated).
    Stimulating work if you like data, learning about higher-level statistics and methodology, and emotional intelligence.

    Cons

    Union-protected positions are being eliminated; replaced by PGA and other M&P positions that are "more flexible" but do not protect or respect your time/work-life balance.
    PGA positions are extremely underpaid for the work performed.
    Leadership is woefully out of touch and does not practice what they preach in terms of cultural values, empathy, or respect for employees.
    Leadership expects people to work into the evening and over the weekends, but will explicitly say they do not have this expectation.
    Active devaluation of employees performing the daily functions that keep the Center running.
    There is no real accountability for leadership perpetuating toxic culture; there is no genuine sit-down for discussion of ongoing issues, no way to review their performance and consequently enact lasting change for the better.
    Unnecessarily stressful environment due to poor planning and lack of engagement (until the last minute) by management persons.
    Most people who leave do so because of these issues, and there is fairly substantial turnover because leadership fails to address these problems; this Center could be amazing if leaders were held accountable and an effort was made to retain competent, ambitious employees.
    Would not recommend to others. You will get work experience but at great cost to your mental, emotional, and physical health.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring your friends!
    Engage in honest self-reflection and give employees opportunities to provide feedback on how management is performing.
    Stop saying you "want to make the world a better place" while actively exploiting and devaluing your employees.


  9. "A Contractor at Yale"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yale University as a contractor

    Pros

    Well-know institution and great school spirit

    Cons

    No downsides, didn't work there long enough.


  10. "Food Service Manager"

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    Former Employee - DinigMangr in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - DinigMangr in New Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yale University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Salary , Benefits and Positive Growth

    Cons

    Lack of consistency with new concepts and Innovation - Constantly changes paths of ideas without completion which causes many disruptions.

    Advice to Management

    There is no clear path - The upper management is in disarray, the second level of management consistently compensates for lack of direction to achieve success


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