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Very stressful, but very much worth it if that's what you want in life

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

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

Pros

Good connection in the academic world, higher salary than same position in other universities (as far as I know), flexible vacation time

Cons

Stressful - unless you are super good at managing your time and are a genius, you will need to work on weekends and evenings, sometimes also holidays and vacations.

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work life balance of the employee can be quite important in terms of retaining them

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    Great Employer Taken for Granted

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Associate in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    Harvard is one of the few employers I have experienced that really cares about employees. Benefits are great, pay is always being analyzed, and it is truly mission-based. If I hadn't moved away I would probably have spent my whole career there.

    Cons

    Different schools don't always communicate well.
    Pay is lower than private sector.
    Some issues with faculty and student egos.

    Recommends
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    Intellectually stimulating

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    Former Employee - Director of Business Development in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Director of Business Development in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and good work/life balance

    Cons

    Salaries are below industry com parables

    Recommends
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