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lots of variability in treatment

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

Pros

If you're interested in working with smart people, this is the place to be. First place I've been where I didn't have to worry about threatening people with ideas.
Great benefits, if you get a chance to use them; e.g. too busy to vacation

Cons

Huge politics depending on where in the organizational hierarchy you fit. There is great variability in the "happiness index" depending on who your direct supervisor is. And again, highly variable to the department you work in, you might be on call all the time, as to be answering emails at 11pm at night and have a full inbox by 8 am anyway.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give more than lip service to work/life balance.
Actually do something about supervisors who do not allow for sick days and vacation time that does not require checking in throughout the day.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Harvard University

  1.  

    Teaching fellow

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harvard University

    Pros

    There are a lot of great minds.

    Cons

    The students can be picky.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

  2.  

    I develop, launch and manage domestic and international public health initiatives to advance non-communicable diseases.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Director  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Program Director in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Harvard University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Intellectual stimulation, work environment, flexibility

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, could use more collaboration across schools

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work oversight of faculty who work from home.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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