Harvard University

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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

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.

Neutral Outlook
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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

    Pros

    Benefits are amazing; strong union

    Cons

    Slightly lower salaries in academia; intellectual glass ceiling

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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