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

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Contractor - Finance Associate in Cambridge, MA
Former Contractor - Finance Associate in Cambridge, MA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Harvard University as a contractor (Less than a 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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Harvard University

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

    Advice to Management

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


  2. Excellent benefits, terrible HR

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Harvard has some of the best benefits around - time off, health and retirement, discounts on Boston events, etc. Generally good people. Network is huge, so there are a lot of resources to take advantage of.

    Cons

    HR is incompetent, and there is a lot of competition at Harvard, so it can be a high stress environment.


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