Harvard University

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Over educated babies with no interpersonal skills - makes working there difficult.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Staff Assistant in Cambridge, MA
Former Employee - Staff Assistant in Cambridge, MA

I worked at Harvard University full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Connections. There are so many alums.

Cons

Selfish, arrogant people in all staffing levels - who don't know how nor really want to do work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Leave.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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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 (less than an 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
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    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.

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