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Yale University Reviews

Updated 19 December 2014
Updated 19 December 2014
304 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great benefits for earlier hires, nice work environment, beautiful campus, high salaries (in 26 reviews)

  • Great work-life balance at Yale (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • very competitive, not a great place for colaborations (in 6 reviews)

  • There was not a lot of upward mobility, I had to hope someone would leave or retire in order to be advanced (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Best place to work at

    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in New Haven, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in New Haven, CT (US)

    I have been working at Yale University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Exceptional employee service perfect health insurance system.
    Proximity to New York
    great people and co worker

    Cons

    New Haven is not the best city to live in. the closest airport with direct flight to many destination is 40 min away

  2.  

    Good Benefit

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Retire Plan, Health Insurance

    Cons

    Nothing to complain except some bad neighbor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I've loved it!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Tech in New Haven, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Student Tech in New Haven, CT (US)

    I have been working at Yale University

    Pros

    Good work-life balance
    Leads really care about you
    Get to do really interesting work, and learn as you go!

    Cons

    It can be hard to balance a full schedule with work, and it can be tough if you're not put on a team which you like (I am on a team that I do like)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Best job in CT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Curatorial Assistant in New Haven, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Curatorial Assistant in New Haven, CT (US)

    I have been working at Yale University

    Pros

    Large community of culture, support, and enrichment.

    Cons

    University as a whole is becoming corporate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Research Fellow

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University

    Pros

    Flexible, good environment to do research

    Cons

    have to do a lot by yourself

  7.  

    Best student job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Entomology Assistant in New Haven, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Entomology Assistant in New Haven, CT (US)

    I have been working at Yale University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I've been working there for years while completing my undergrad degree. Everyone is warm and nice and it's a pretty low-stress job

    Cons

    No cons, actually unless you dislike spending time in museums...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Student Worker

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University part-time

    Pros

    Great people, wonderful environment to work at.

    Cons

    Weather is terrible. New Haven is iffy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Summer Counselor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yale University

    Pros

    The summer session office is filled with lovely people. There are great opportunities to improve your leadership skills, people skills, explaining things skills, and all round camp counseling skills.

    Cons

    There are no cons. You may have to deal with some interesting people from interesting countries but that's not a con. Not at all.

  10.  

    I've been working for Yale University for over twenty years.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Tech in New Haven, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Lab Tech in New Haven, CT (US)

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

    Pros

    I've receive promotions. Benefits are superb. The people are awesome, because you are interacting with people from all around the world.

    Cons

    The challenges would be the injuries that occurred at Yale, which could have been prevented, which cause me to have to leave my last position. These injuries occurred because of the errors of others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is the key

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Worker in New Haven, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Student Worker in New Haven, CT (US)

    I worked at Yale University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, pay is solid relative to work/life balance, opportunity to take classes, great culture of energy and intellectual stimulation

    Cons

    Opportunities to become senior management are limited but mobility is good elsewhere. New Haven is a small city though has most of what you need

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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