Yale University Reviews

Updated 22 August 2014
Updated 22 August 2014
268 Reviews

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268 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great benefits and vacation time (in 21 reviews)

  • The pay is great, the community is healthy, and the University truly cares about it's employees (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • The city of new Haven is not the best place to live in but a great place to have fun (in 6 reviews)

  • Depending on the laboratory, the work environment was sometimes less than optimal (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Associate Research Scientist: Interesting work and great benefits

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

    I have been working at Yale University part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I think the benefits (retirement plans, health care, etc.) are excellent. I pay only $20/mo for health care for my family and myself. Yale has very good matching for their 403b retirement plan - take advantage of it - it's free money! When I had children I was given what I considered sufficient time off work. I also enjoy my work, it's interesting. And I work with excellent, intelligent people. There's always something happening at Yale (talks, music, theater) and lots of good eating places nearby.

    Cons

    I can't think of any. I really love working at Yale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always encourage learning opportunities to train your staff whenever possible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Best Phd Program if you are not going to academia

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University

    Pros

    high paid phd program, quality living, high paid Teaching Assistant work

    Cons

    stipend from individual lab not from department or school after first year

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Campus Job

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    Former Employee - Media Intern  in  New Haven, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Media Intern in New Haven, CT (US)

    I worked at Yale University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great flexibility with classes / evening schedules.

    Cons

    I don't think there was any.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Administrative Intern

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Norfolk, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Norfolk, CT (US)

    I have been working at Yale University as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly and nurturing working environment

    Cons

    Not very challenging work (which is understandable)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great experience working in a Yale research lab

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yale University

    Pros

    Great work-life balance at Yale.

    Cons

    Can't think of anything at least for now.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Wonderful Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Working here and being a part of this extraordinary university is reason enough. Salaries are decent, but benefits are even better.

    Cons

    New Haven itself is awful overall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more work time flexibility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Brings back fond memories

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  New Haven, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New Haven, CT (US)

    I have been working at Yale University as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Work independently
    Very friendly coworkers
    Learn and explore new technologies and processes

    Cons

    Scheduling meetings with coworkers can be challenging because everyone is busy, not really a con, just a challenge.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    One good experience one bad.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  New Haven, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New Haven, CT (US)

    I worked at Yale University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow, great Insurance.

    Cons

    Managers who behave badly at the work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people like humans and fair.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to do research!

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

    I have been working at Yale University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It is a good place to go and do nice research work there. The ambient of discussion is quite open and there are many great seminar every week.

    Cons

    Yale University supplies very good training and teaching experience to the students and postdoctors. The coverage of Yale health plan is really wonderful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Graduate Student

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yale University

    Pros

    Top-notch accessible faculty, excellent research environment. A very positive experience overall in pursuing my PhD. Highly recommended.

    Cons

    New Haven location is all right, but occasionally a little sketchy at night. Sometimes funding is a little hard to come by; everyone seems to spend too much time obtaining grants.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tenure system sometimes leads to pettiness and bad behavior from lower-quality professors.

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