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Yale University Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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  • Work-life balance isn't a priority (in 18 reviews)

  • It is a great place for people who want to emerge themselves in science (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "PhD Student in Life Sciences"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PhD Student in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - PhD Student in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    creative and intelligent faculty network

    Cons

    challenging and sometimes dysfunctional department culture for PhD students


  2. "great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Assistant III in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Office Assistant III in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yale University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A great place to work and move up the ladder with great benefits

    Cons

    Down sizing in depts.
    Respect
    Consideration of others

    Advice to Management

    As jobs change in upgrading, to fully learn employees jobs.

  3. "Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Benefits
    - Freedom of research
    - Accessible new technology
    - Generally very good people

    Cons

    - Postdoc pay
    - Career advancement in academia is beyond difficult


  4. "Food Service Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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


  5. "No room for growth"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are great for employee and employee family

    Cons

    union pressures and the lack of room to grow.

    Advice to Management

    promote from within --


  6. "Associate Research Scientist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Associate Research Scientist in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Associate Research Scientist in New Haven, CT

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Small chances of promotion for non-ladder faculties.


  7. "Medical School Administration: great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yale University full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues are lots of smart people
    Environment is dynamic, interesting
    University generally tries to "do the right thing"
    Great access to cultural etc events at university

    Cons

    Crime rate in some areas of New Haven is high

    Advice to Management

    Maintain transparency in decision making

  8. "Stark discrepancy between Masters and PhD Teaching Fellow treatment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yale University part-time

    Pros

    Great students, I had a really wonderful time leading discussion sections. Faculty were usually helpful and conscientious.

    Cons

    As a MA student, my pay and treatment was far inferior to my PhD student peers. Being paid independently of a PhD stipend made for a pitiful comparison to the lavish package offered to PhD students.


  9. "Good Culture here"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice Faculty, very smart students and a good practice for teaching

    Cons

    Grading is a nightmare and sometimes the value added for a TA is low

    Advice to Management

    Not related to management


  10. "Business Analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yale University full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and recess during Christmas

    Cons

    Workers do not want to learn anything new. Still print to tic and tie

    Advice to Management

    Training for employees to come up to speed with times
    More flexibility, we are actually moved to the next century


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