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A happy life at Harvard

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Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cambridge, MA
Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cambridge, MA

I worked at Harvard University

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

People around are generally nice, feel proud to be a member at Harvard.

Cons

Salary and compensation is low compared to the living standard in Boston.

Advice to Management

Raise the salaries of postdocs at Harvard!

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Mission-focused, great colleagues, great environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Harvard University

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    All students, staff, and faculty are heavily invested in improving education in US and globally. This creates a great sense of community and satisfaction. Many "cutting-edge" ideas on how to improve student access and learning.

    Cons

    Harvard is very decentralized and HGSE is one of the "poorer" schools, which holds HGSE "back" somewhat. Hopefully the resources will come to enable the school to move forward. The staff size is relatively small given the workload.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating successes both internally and externally, it really keeps folks motivated.
    Replace the EdD with a PhD.
    Offer distant learning courses.

  2. I've had a great run

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Harvard University

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits, particularly health coverage, employer-paid retirement, paid time off, and tuition assistance
    stimulating, mission driven environment
    in general, colleges and higher education are great places to be

    Cons

    lack of internal communications is a weakness
    recent budget and staffing cuts make for a more stressful environment than in the past

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