There are newer employer reviews for Harvard University

 

Good benefits, mediocre pay and work environment

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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.

Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

517 Other Employee Reviews for Harvard University (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Harvard University

Work at Harvard University? Share Your Experiences

Harvard University

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.