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Good benefits and great work life balance.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Harvard University

Pros

Not that much stress on the job. Great hours and some flexibility. Great insurance benefits, time off, and holidays. Everyone is really nice.

Cons

Too hierarchical and things move at glacial pace. Fellow employees tend to stick around for too long causing lack of innovation and updated skills. Management seems to be out there for themselves and no enough for their subordinates.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Strive for less hierarchy and more flat organization. Union and management standoff needs to end as soon as possible. With all the activities going on within the University in terms of growth, the University should be more willing and is able to provide more to its unionized staff.

Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Harvard University

  1.  

    Great environment with lots of opportunities

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    - Stimulating environment with access to interesting data and projects
    - Ample opportunities to collaborate, take courses, and learn
    - Great colleagues and mentors
    - Reasonably well compensated and good benefits

    Cons

    - Lack of job security due to lack of stable funding
    - Very competitive environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    postdoc

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

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

    Pros

    Rich school. Many seminars/workshops with great scholars. Lots of lunch seminars - you may not pay often for lunch!

    Cons

    Great scholars nearby - you might be overwhelmed easily. Some bureaucracy - took a month to get a ID card! Benefits are different per faculty/staff/postdoc/temporary. Parking is horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A - not familiar with upper management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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