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Good benefits, mediocre pay and work environment

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Former Employee - Grant Manager in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Grant Manager in Boston, MA

I worked at Harvard University full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Benefits are comprehensive and include a variety of items not found elsewhere. Generous tuition assistance plan, numerous health benefit options, fitness benefit, etc. 35-hour full-time workweek for staff.

Cons

Bureaucracy is everywhere. Most staff positions fall under the CTW Union, so pay raises, work schedules, etc. are fixed and non-negotiable. Pay rate is based on 35-hour workweek, so take-home pay is less than comparable positions with 40-hour workweeks.

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    Excellent work environment, world class people and facilities

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Harvard University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, work/life balance, flexible work schedules possible, always plenty to do

    Cons

    Adoption of new and good ideas can take a long time; always need to be aware of what is technically and politically possible; compensation below industry norm

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    Listen more to the top notch people you've hired while making changes

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    Solid, reliable and comfortable with room to grow

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Harvard University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are amazing; strong union

    Cons

    Slightly lower salaries in academia; intellectual glass ceiling

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    Positive Outlook
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