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
No opinion of CEO

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    Worthy of a Harvard Business School Case Study

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

    I worked at Harvard University as a contractor (more than an 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
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    Great place to work, but very ossified hierarchy"

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    Former Employee - Bibliographic Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Bibliographic Assistant in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Harvard University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked in Technical Services for the Library System (buying books, essentially): Wonderful lifestyle, great place to be, nice benefits. I'm happy to have started my career there, but it's not an atmosphere that is easy to rise up in or gain more management experience.

    Cons

    The pay was low. Granted I was working in a Humanties field within academia, but a lot of pressure from changes in the education business really put the squeeze on headcount, overall job-enjoyability, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nurture talent better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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