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Positive experience at Harvard Kennedy School as a researcher

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Former Contractor - Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
Former Contractor - Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Relatively good pay, smart colleagues, opportunity to work with top professors. I was give lots of flexibility to fit work around my studies.

Cons

Some duplication of efforts. Limited collaboration happening. I discovered two other departments that were working on similar projects to mine but didn't know about one another's work.

Advice to Management

Look for more ways to connect professors who are working on similar research.

Other Employee Reviews for Harvard University

  1. Worked as a research assistant at Harvard School of Public Health after completing my BA.

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant II in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant II in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harvard University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very satisfying work, excellent colleagues, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Depending on the nature of the work you get assigned to, it can get very lonely (for example, if all you do is literature reviews).


  2. Fantastic!

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Harvard University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You meet the most intellectual groups of people in the world. You may work on serious projects with industry.

    Cons

    Too many snobs. Takes too much time to publish papers, usually starting publishing only after first year for most disciplines.


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