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Harvard University Employee for 2 years

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Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Boston, MA

I have been working at Harvard University

Pros

Really good benefits (3-4 weeks vacation and 2 weeks sick time, health benefits, 11 paid holidays, paid Christmas break ,competitive salaries, education benefits, etc), Harvard tries to promote from within, at least in my department-room to get promoted or move to other departments, great people to work with

Cons

With Harvard relying on large endowment and the state of economy, fears about getting laid off

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop creating so many associate directors, VPs, and associate dean positions! Too many chiefs and not enough indians. When layoffs happen, it's never the upper level management that gets the ax. But they continue to create these highly salaried positions when we need more regular employees-they're the ones that do the real work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Harvard University

    Pros

    Many people work at the university because the salaries are highly competitive per position in one's given field, but aside from that, the environment is supportive for one to grow as much as possible in one's profession.

    Cons

    The one downside to working at the university (which others might consider to be a positive) is that the university is decentralized into many different departments, which operate separately from one another, so it is a bit difficult to collaborate across departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The University is a great place to work, irrespective of what department one works within because the salary is competitive and one is always working with the best in one's field.

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Harvard University

    Pros

    The ability to do a variety of tasks as well as work with some interesting projects and exposure to new technology.

    Cons

    Hard to say, people were very nice , friendly, helpful,etc. Probably the politics and the changes in senior management made people a little scared.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall it was a great experience, with the mergers and downsizing that is currently occurring be as open and honest as possible

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