Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh – April 3, 2014
• Performed black-box test, unit test and integration test for M900 Video Conference System and summarized testing reports for each updated version of the software • Deployed distributed compiling tools on server that saved 40% compiling time of version upgrade and made a tutorial for developers to configure the compiling environment and install compiling tools
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.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – June 28, 2016
Working at CMU was a dream come true. My department of nine co-workers and I worked well together and my boss was quite supportive and gave us many chances for continuing education which I appreciated.
Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – April 14, 2016
During my doctoral studies I worked as an instructor for undergraduate Microeconomics and a teaching assistant for a number of different courses in both undergraduate and Ph.D. programs. Through this experience, I had the opportunity to develop my oral and writing skills in many ways and become well prepared to make an immediate contribution.
Great place, you are surrounded by seriously smart people
Research Intern, Database Group (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – April 2, 2016
You would have productive hours day in day out There is no scarcity of motivation Others perform so well that you are inspired to give it your best Challenging problems to be solved Smartest co-workers you can ask for You feel like working more and love your workplace Sometimes the challenge might get to you, but that is a test of your character You put in hours when you work best, so that the best comes out of you
Senior Systems/Software Engineer (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – March 20, 2016
Carnegie Mellon University is a fantastic place to do the things you love the most. Every professor I have interacted with (either as a student, or staff) was always willing to give you a hand, and it wasn't hard to find one that was interested in what you wanted to do.
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – March 11, 2016
I love helping students get a better understanding of finance and financial statement analysis.
Attempting to meet the needs of over 100 students can be challenging; however, my manager works tirelessly to give her teaching assistants numerous pedagogical tools to promote success, and my coworkers are supportive and dedicated.
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – March 3, 2016
Worked as a research assistant so was mostly focussed on my own research and didn't interact so much with employees outside of my research group. Obviously, great place for research if you're interested in academia.
ADMISSIONS & ENROLLMENT COORDINATOR (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – February 29, 2016
The work was not what I was told it would be when I accepted the position. It was very basic, nothing challenging. There was no room for advancement within the department. Management was stuffy and condescending. I always asked for extra work to do and was told "when I have something for you, I'll let you know, just do what you are told to do." It was a very demeaning type atmosphere. Management was top heavy. Twelve managers to 4 coordinators. The culture is very liberal and the department had many foreign students. I would have liked to have worked more closely with the students.
Hour for lunch and pay was great
Management, no open door policy or room for discussion
Wonderful place to work only let down by the funding issues inherent in science work.
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – February 8, 2016
I worked at the Human Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) at CMU as a lab assistant and it was easily one of the best jobs I've ever had. I learned innumerable things about language and AI tech as well as about education in general. Management was absolutely wonderful, genuinely concerned for employee's well-being and extremely personable without ever giving up leadership status. The folks I worked with were fascinating, from every walk of life and a joy to be around. The hardest part of the job was watching the same video clips again and again while trying to annotate exactly what conversational strategies were being used, balancing a smidgen of instinct with observable fact. The most enjoyable part was knowing how my work was actually making a difference in the world and furthering scientific study.
Flexible hours, very low-stress work environment, a job that truly means something to you