Harvard University

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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)

Pros

Professional Development, good work place, good benefits

Cons

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

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Nothing specific

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Decentralized Bureaucratic Nightmare

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Harvard University full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    There are some brilliant people around, who can be very inspiring. The university also has one of the best library systems in the world, which is a true perk of working here. There are also lectures on every conceivable topic all the time, so it's a great place to be if you believe in lifelong education.

    Cons

    For every brilliant academic at the university, there are 10 arrogant ones who blatantly disrespect each other and the staff. Nothing works efficiently at the university, and there is a real lack of communication among people, departments, programs, etc. It's a real nightmare at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Centralize decision making and reduce redundant positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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