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It was a good boost to my resume, but quite dull.

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Former Employee - Finance Associate in Cambridge, MA
Former Employee - Finance Associate in Cambridge, MA

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

Pros

They pay temporary workers well if the temporary worker is not contracted through an agency.

Cons

They will end your contract the day of in some circumstances. I was lucky enough to be given a month's notice.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Consider hiring people who do not have master's or Ph.Ds for permanent positions. Most of you don't seem to consider life experience. It's valuable.

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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 an 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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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