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Anonymous shared this review of Carnegie Mellon University on Feb 19th, 2019
"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 "
Anonymous shared this review of Carnegie Mellon University on Aug 3rd, 2018
"Recently opened "mother" rooms, where breastfeeding mothers can go to pump or breastfeed."
Anonymous shared this review of Carnegie Mellon University on Jun 28th, 2018
"Great benefits and flexibility. Pay is not as high as working for a corporation."
Anonymous shared this review of Carnegie Mellon University on Aug 25th, 2017
"Great place to work; there is a women's support group - providing a safe space for women to discuss and encourage each other"
Anonymous shared this review of Carnegie Mellon University on Mar 10th, 2017
"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."
Anonymous shared this review of Carnegie Mellon University on Dec 9th, 2016
"The hours can be flexible depending on your boss. There are not enough women in higher positions."
"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"
"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."