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Yale University Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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  • There's however room for improvement in several areas including work life balance (in 17 reviews)

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

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  1. "Research Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work-life balance and collegial atmosphere

    Cons

    new haven is not a great place to live


  2. "satisfied"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Research Scientist in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Associate Research Scientist in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable enviroment, polite, good insurance

    Cons

    Nothing special that I want to mention


  3. "Good research environment, great location"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT

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

    Pros

    Well established research and collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Departments spread over different campuses. Lot of time shuttling on buses to go between campuses that are spaced quite apart.


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  5. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Yale University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, great way to know what it feels like

    Cons

    Have no problems with the company.


  6. "Good Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great access to professionals and forward thinking scientists

    Cons

    Adversarial atmosphere in lower level positions


  7. "Great for students"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Tech in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Student Tech in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Yale employment is flexible for students. Time cards and hours are entered online. Payment by direct deposit is easy.

    Cons

    Jobs can be very structured and supervisors are not always open to creativity or independent thought. This can be frustrating for people who would like to improve workflows.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee concerns about getting to work in bad weather, parking, or making it to doctors appointments.


  8. "Postdoc associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scientist in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scientist in New Haven, CT

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

    Pros

    A lot of possibilities in research collaboration and networking

    Cons

    Takes too much time to find helpful advice / activities / to broaden your skill set (managing, teaching, advocating/..) and most of the time you will not be paid for this extra work.


  9. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst III in Westbrook, CT
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst III in Westbrook, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits, although decreased over recent years, are some of the best in the area.

    Cons

    It is a very large and complex business that can be challenging to navigate.


  10. "Still a pretty good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    .Educational institution, interesting students and faculty, job activities can vary greatly day to day, week to week and month to month, I spend my day (mostly) helping people

    Cons

    From the perspective of my job, it feels like the institution is becoming more corporate and is losing the focus on education and training. The business practices are cumbersome, not communicated clearly, and situations for discrete populations aren't consistently and clearly addressed.

    Advice to Management

    Your staff are one of your best assets. Do more to be sure that departments do a better job of educating and training staff, treat staff consistently (and well), remind everyone (business offices, department chairs, intermediate staff, etc) of Yale's primary mission and how important everyone is to the achievement of the university's goals.


  11. "Great school"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A very good school for college education!

    Cons

    The school admin system was conservative!

    Advice to Management

    none


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