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Carnegie Mellon University

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Employee Reviews
(Winged ratings measure job satisfaction on scale of 1 to 5)
Anonymous Review Image
"CMU is highly decentralized, so experiences can vary depending on what department you are with and who the current faculty member is that you are working under. However, one of the most difficult things was the lack of respect that administrative women staff receive from any and all faculty. Your fellow staff can be great and your benefits are awesome, but they work you so hard "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Carnegie Mellon University can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
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"True flextime is only permitted for exempt employees. You can only be an exempt employee if you manage other staff members. This means that most administrative employees cannot work from home - even if they do not have necessarily have positions that need to be in office to work with students or other personnel physically. This should be a decentralized policy not determinate on hourly or salary pay so that administrative staff can take work from home days if they are able to or need to."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Carnegie Mellon University to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Recently opened "mother" rooms, where breastfeeding mothers can go to pump or breastfeed."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Carnegie Mellon University can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
$0-$25k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Carnegie Mellon University to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Great benefits and flexibility. Pay is not as high as working for a corporation."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"Yes"
One thing Carnegie Mellon University can improve?
"Improve my compensation"
Position or Department
Communications Analyst, Public Relations
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Carnegie Mellon University to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Great place to work; there is a women's support group - providing a safe space for women to discuss and encourage each other"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing Carnegie Mellon University can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Graduate Research Assistant
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Policies, Culture, Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Carnegie Mellon University to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"It would be hard to work as a research assistant and also have a family. I did not have one, and the work was all-consuming."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing Carnegie Mellon University can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Graduate Research Assistant, Engineering
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Carnegie Mellon University to other women?
"Maybe"

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Anonymous Review Image
"The hours can be flexible depending on your boss. There are not enough women in higher positions."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing Carnegie Mellon University can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Program Assistant, Administrative
Recent Salary
$0-$25k
Recent Bonus
$0
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Carnegie Mellon University to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"I've worked here for two years. I've had a number of encounters where faculty members have made grossly inappropriate comments about my appearance and personal life including being told that "you look puffy and unpleasant". There is a faculty member that feels it's appropriate to literally throw things at me (pens, flash drives, etc). I brought these up to my immediate supervisor and nothing was ever said to the people in question. There is zero respect for towards the admin staff and emeritus faculty are the worst offenders. All upper level management within my department are older, white males who have been here for decades and refuse to train new employees (I'm still new after 2 years) in additional skills/programs that would even give them the possibility to move up or on. At present time there is zero ladder for me to even attempt to climb meaning if I wanted to stay here I would be subjected to this treatment until faculty I serve decide to retire with no hope of a raise beyond university wide minimums which are typically less than 2% annually"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
2.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Position or Department
Program Assistant, Chemistry
Recent Salary
$25k-$50k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Carnegie Mellon University to other women?
"Maybe"

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Anonymous Review Image
"Maternity leave is the bare minimum, unless you are faculty. In general the highest tiers of management are white men, but there are a lot of women managers in middle management, but few minorities. As near as I can tell, though, female managers do tend to be paid less than their male counterparts. It can also sometimes be difficult to be heard as a woman."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
5 Weeks Paid | 1 Weeks Unpaid
Would you recommend Carnegie Mellon University to other women?
"Yes"

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Anonymous Review Image
"as a student i felt respected, hard to compare since i haven't been in too many compromising or difficult situations. i would say however the majority of my professors have been male."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
Research Assistant, Business
Recent Salary
$0-$25k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Carnegie Mellon University to other women?
"Maybe"

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