Harvard University

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Excellent benefits, big bureaucracy

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Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Boston, MA
Former Employee - Program Manager in Boston, MA

Pros

The benefits package is exceptional and you have access to world-class researchers in public health. The work-life balance is very good, work hours are reasonable and pay is okay.

Cons

The systems that govern the school (decentralized systems mean that sometimes nobody knows who is supposed to be doing what) are unwieldy and employees can get caught in the tangle. If you aren't in an academic track, it can be hard to advance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on empowering administrative staff to run their programs and have clear systems for job responsibilities so you don't end up with every position saying "I thought somebody else was doing that"

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    A place where one can contribute at many levels in the public health space.

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    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Harvard values professional growth and will allow folks with a starting skill set to achieve and learn more. There is great opportunity for paid continuing education.

    Cons

    Harvard has a strong culture that is not always entrepreneurial. " Every boat on its own bottom" philosophy often gets in the way of cooperation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Harvard can offer a better student experience by eliminating the administrative walls between schools and invest in single administrative systems school wide.

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    It is very good experience

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Research environment is great, a lot of good scientists to discuss. very rewarding. good benefit in terms of temporary job.

    Cons

    very competitive, it is not a long term job. needs to find another job fairly quick. the weather in boston is pretty bad.

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