Harvard University
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www.harvard.edu Cambridge, MA 5000+ Employees

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Harvard University Employee for 2 years

Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

ProsReally 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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementStop 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    You get what you put into it

    Graduate Student (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    I have been working at Harvard University


    Pros: There are an incredible number of opportunities for post-graduate careers that I've been able to… Cons: Living in Boston on a grad student stipend is do-able, but not exactly comfortable You can choose to work in lab all… Advice to Senior Management: Here's my feedback: give us some feedback. This is not a management issue exactly; it's more that the… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Fantastic place to work and do research - though it may depend slightly on what you are with.

    Research Assistant II (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    I worked at Harvard University


    Pros: Weekly happy hours!; very collegial atmosphere; specifically, my PI was a wonderful, caring, and reasonable… Cons: It is worth noting that one's working experience at HMS may be influenced by the PI you specifically work for. I… Advice to Senior Management: None. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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