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Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust
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    Great and fine institution of higher learning

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    Current Employee - Manager of Network and Linux Systems in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Manager of Network and Linux Systems in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Harvard University full-time (More than 5 years)

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    Pros

    Benefits, flexibility and Job security. 35 hour work week. Continued education.

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility. No rapid growth. Stagnant organization. Can be career suicide.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce management layers. More boots on the ground.


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    Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
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    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA).

    Interview

    The interview was thorough. Methodical as one would expect from "a founding member of the Association of American Universities" and "a research university with "very high" research activity", and "a "comprehensive" doctoral program across the arts, sciences, engineering, and medicine." Notably, Harvard's "Research and development expenditures in 2011 totaled $649.7 million, 27th among American universities" (Wikipedia)

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Best Companies for Workers Over 50 , AARP, 2009
Best Companies for Workers Over 50 , AARP, 2008

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Website www.harvard.edu
Headquarters Cambridge, MA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1636
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

Many parents dream of sending their children to Harvard -- and at more than $50,000 a year in undergraduate costs, some even dream of being able to afford it. Harvard, the oldest institution of higher learning in the US, is home to Harvard College (undergraduate studies) and 10 graduate schools including the Harvard Business, Law, and Medical schools. The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard was created when Radcliffe College and Harvard University merged in 1999. Harvard has about 21,000 students -- two-thirds of whom are enrolled in graduate or professional ... More

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