Cew (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – January 2, 2014
A typical day at work would be at 8am we would have our morning staff meeting, then we would split up and go to the dorms and write if anything was wrong with any of the rooms. then we would go on lunch break for an hour then have another meeting after lunch to inform our boss what buildings needed to be done.then go back to the buildings then at the end of the day we would all meet up again and sign our time sheets.
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – March 26, 2017
There are many research opportunities within CMU that allow you to further your education in subjects like VR, Game Development, Etc. The professors are great and helpful and make you feel like part of a team. Teaching assistant positions allow you to develop your communication skills.
Course Assistant (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – March 23, 2017
Very strong academic environment where you can meet with many talented students and top researchers. As the course assistant, you can not only strengthen what you have learned but also communicate with the professors and students.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – February 23, 2017
the co workers were very friendly. and made the work shift a lot easier. I got to experience the different stations that was throughout the school campus. the position also helped me to manage and deal with money. taught me how to inventory on items that was needed.
Financial Assistant (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – February 17, 2017
Everything solely depends on the department in which you work. While there are plenty of advancement opportunities, some departments will not recommend transfers as they don't want to make new hires and offer training.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – January 25, 2017
Very Great Atmosphere Fast Paced Aloud Me To Do School Work Before Starting My Shift. Most Enjoyable Part Was Interacting With Students Foreseeing The Future Of College & The Responsibility That Comes With It.
Free Lunch Studying Being Able To Interact With The Campus On Break
Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – January 10, 2017
Working at CMU has been an amazing experience that has greatly shaped my outlook on statistics and teaching. I have gained many skills working here and would recommend it to anyone looking for a job at CMU.
Postdoctoral Research Associate (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – October 24, 2016
As a post-doc, you do not exist at this university. There is nothing for postdocs: no seminar, no gathering, no recreational activity, no information such as the salary range or the number of post-docs, and no career development.
Pay for researchers is the minimum that the law allows.
They try their best not to spend money. According to the department head, the pay is the least to discourage postdoc employment because the same money can be spent hiring graduate students and the larger the number of the graduates, the better the look of his resume.
The carpets, AC's, desks etc. in some offices are as old as the university. Very often, there are cockroaches in the hallways. The management does not even bother with keeping the space clean. Food quality on campus is miserable.
University Center Manager (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – October 23, 2016
I have been at Carnegie Mellon almost 20 years. Though the pay is not great and the advancement has not been good for me, it is good for some people here. The jobs are secure and the benefits are good--especially if your children go to college here. All in all, it has been a positive experience.
Secure and good benefits
Unless you are a white male, not great advancement opportunities.