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Former Employee - Teaching Assistant
Former Employee - Teaching Assistant

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

Pros

Great community, good benefits, excellent colleagues. Harvard is a challenging and fun place to work.

Cons

Boston is a cold city nine months out of the year, so if you like warm weather, think twice.

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    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Harvard University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The benefits and training opportunities

    Cons

    The Deans and Administrative Deans are often out of touch with reality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the implications of your actions. Step out of your bubble of "yes" people and ask questions of those who are affected by your actions.

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    Experiences here vary widely

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    This is an endlessly interesting institution where high value is placed on learning, professional development, and taking advantage of the intellectual and cultural resources that Harvard offers. Excellent vacation, sick, and personal time.

    Cons

    As an enormous institution, professional experiences can vary widely. Be very careful about the specific environment you join there. I worked in a department that allowed an assistant vice president to treat staff disrespectfully and harshly, despite several legitimate concerns voiced to Human Resources and other senior leaders about this manager's demeaning behavior. In addition to this unfortunate staffing dynamic, the office in question (the central Development department) is not well-coordinated and strategic priorities/plans are ambiguous at best. This office could learn a lot from some of its peers in terms of running a more modern, efficient and respectful fundraising enterprise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take employees' concerns with senior management seriously.

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