Harvard University

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Operations Coordinator

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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.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Great part-time opportunities for students

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harvard University part-time

    Pros

    Students looking for part-time jobs within the university can get paid to do a huge variety of work, including jobs related to their academic interests

    Cons

    Full-time work that will last a long time is much harder to find -- most positions are targeted at students rather than job-seekers

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