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Good for family life. Poor for career growth.

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Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Cambridge, MA

I have been working at Harvard University full-time

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Excellent benefits, time off. Reasonable, but below average salary.

Cons

Little growth potential within the organization for a given role.

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  1. Graduate Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Cambridge, MA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    beautiful campus, flexible work times, friendly co-workers,

    Cons

    bad work/life balance, low pay, minimal training unless actively sought out

  2. Hard to Work For Insecure Manager

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    Former Contractor - Harvard Media Technology Services, Audio and Visual Technician in Cambridge, MA
    Former Contractor - Harvard Media Technology Services, Audio and Visual Technician in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Harvard University as a contractor (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is great (even better with benefits). You're working on exciting and innovative material that you know may have the potential to influence education.

    Cons

    as a new department, the leadership was all over the place. One of the person in charge was a rather insecure person who only valued their own opinions.
    They created an uncomfortable work environment by forcing an open plan work space despite the objections of the employees who would have to use it (they had a separate office).

    HR is also unhelpful in resolving conflict.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of training your supervisors. Don't hire people who know nothing about the field AND are unwilling to to learn from those who do.

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