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Current Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, MA

I have been working at Harvard University full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

As an RA at HBS I worked with incredible faculty as well as leaders in organizations around the world. I traveled to various countries to conduct field research and wrote HBS case studies as well as a book with my professor. The hours were really great and the travel was amazing.

Cons

My experience was unusual - most RA's never or rarely travel. It's also so dependent on which faculty member you are working with.

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  1. Very good place to work

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

    I worked at Harvard University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Professional Development, good work place, good benefits

    Cons

    Nothing specific about the employer but Boston city can be cold in winter

    Advice to Management

    Nothing specific


  2. Worthy of a Harvard Business School Case Study

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    Former Contractor - Senior Business Analyst in Cambridge, MA
    Former Contractor - Senior Business Analyst in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Harvard University as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Looks great on your resume! People very nice...initially.

    Cons

    Management disorganized. Data silos. Customers inaccessible. Little direction, if any, from lower level management. Very long time frames for any decision, including project timelines.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to eliminate the politics, especially among the IT staff. It's not a contest...it's a team. I've worked in multiple Harvard schools/departments, and have the same advice for each.


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