Harvard University

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Harvard University Employee for 2 years

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  • Senior Management
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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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  1.  

    Great on the resume

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Harvard University

    Pros

    Great on the resume
    good work life balance
    interesting environment

    Cons

    no promotional growth
    recognition of a job well done is poor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management training program in executive education

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great university, Great research, Great opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Harvard University

    Pros

    It is great to be able to go anywhere and have people recognize my university.
    Research community here is very vibrant and wide. People are very smart and nice.

    Cons

    Graduate salaries suck, though, but the future opportunity is very promising.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not much ... just keep it going!

    Recommends
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