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Yale University Reviews

Updated Jul 12, 2014
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4.1 261 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

Yale University President Peter Salovey

Peter Salovey

(47 ratings)

89% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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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    Great experience working in a Yale research lab

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat work-life balance at Yale.

    ConsCan't think of anything at least for now.

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    Wonderful Place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsNew Haven itself is awful overall.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow more work time flexibility.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Brings back fond memories

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

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    One good experience one bad.

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

    ProsOpportunity to grow, great Insurance.

    ConsManagers who behave badly at the work environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat people like humans and fair.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Graduate Student

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsNew 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 Senior ManagementTenure system sometimes leads to pettiness and bad behavior from lower-quality professors.

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    Great environment

    Associate Research Scientist (Former Employee) New Haven, CT (US)

    ProsInternational community, meaningful job, supportive faculty

    ConsI am not sure what to write as negative commnet; the time there was pretty awesome

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    Good place to start

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood academic environment
    excellent library system
    plenty opportunities for network

    Conspeople working here are really competitive

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    Good place to do research!

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

    ProsIt 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Clinical receptionist/procedure scheduler

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits and great pay

    ConsFamily was living far away

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    Money is great, lots of opportunity for leadership development.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe pay is great, the community is healthy, and the University truly cares about it's employees. President Salovey will make it an even better university.

    ConsVery bureaucratic, every manager has to ask their manager before anything can get done.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive divisions more autonomy. Let those in charge, be in charge, and give them the resources they need to be successful.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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