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Positive experience at Harvard Kennedy School as a researcher

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Former Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
Former Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, MA

I worked at Harvard University as a contractor (less than an 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.

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

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    Good place to work as long as you do not upset the apple cart

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harvard University full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance and benefits

    Cons

    Culture does not foster innovation and accountability

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Decent

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    Former Employee - Staff Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Staff Assistant in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    Great location, looks good on a resume, decent pay and benefits. For administrative positions, the work/life balance is decent because staff are unionized.

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to work longer than the union 9 to 5 hours to get your work done on a deadline, and you are not compensated for that extra time. Depending on your unit or department, there can be quite a lot of hurdles to get through before your voice can be properly heard, or an issue can be resolved, especially if it involves communicating with another department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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