Harvard University

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Excellent atmospher, intellectually stimulating, mecca of research

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Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Cambridge, MA

I have been working at Harvard University full-time (more than a year)

Pros

intellectual crowd, excellent research, good courses, great teachers, nice city to be in. YOu would love it if you want ti have a intelllectually satisfying life.

Cons

Too cut-throat atmosphere, grilling teachers. Sometimes it can be really stressful. Lot of hours in the library studying, and still you may feel very behind in studies.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take care of student integrity values

Recommends
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very rigid environment and unorganized planning, especially in IT

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    Former Employee - In IT in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - In IT in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    Good pay and excellent benefits

    Cons

    They squeeze out every possible ounce of work from you and expect you to constantly go above and beyond for them. Forget about work/life balance, if you work for certain managers that is simply out the window. They also sometimes make rash and last minute decisions, expecting staff to scramble and figure things out on the fly. In IT, it's always better to actually p-l-a-n rather than redo or undo.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement work/life balance for your IT employees. You expect way too much all of the time from them. Plan out your strategy in advance and don't just implement short-range thinking on the fly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent work environment, world class people and facilities

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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