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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)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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.

Advice to Management

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

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  1. teaching fellow for harvard extension school

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Harvard University part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    well paid and less work. 20 hours/week. i teach weekly section and office hour. there are 4 teaching fellows in a section of 80 student. all of the other teaching fellows have taken this course so it is very easy to manage them

    Cons

    the tuition is not waived for this position, so the salary cannot cover everything and i still need financial aid from somewhere else


  2. Helpful (1)

    A rich and varied place to work, if life hadn't taken me elsewhere I would still be working here.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Director in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Director in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Harvard University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are excellent, from health care choices to the access to the amazing intellectual and cultural resources. Coworkers tend to be brilliant, often underemployed, and the standards are very high. Work/life balance is a priority in most units.

    Cons

    At an organization that has been around for almost 400 years, inertia can be a problem. It often feels like great ideas take ages to be implemented. The decentralized nature of the place makes it hard to get things done.


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