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Current Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Cambridge, MA

Pros

Flexible schedules
Great work/life balance
Very good benefits

Cons

very complex
frustrating if you want to make a difference
leadership does not communicate vision and goals effectively
politics has much greater influence than sound decision making
too much focus on rare mistakes and little or no focus on positive achievements

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Create a positive environment that brings out the best in employees.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Tremendous learning environment. The tuition reimbusrement benefit is great at the Extension School.

    Cons

    Fast paced research feel obligated to work some nights and weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being a staff member in a research lab can be isolating from interacting with other Harvard staff.

    Recommends
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    Non-Academics: Get prepared for academia

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    Former Employee - Web Developer  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Cambridge, MA

    Pros

    Let's be honest: The name "Harvard" looks great on a resume. The benefits are outstanding -- they have the best healthcare plan I've ever had in my life, and, with the prevalence of unions, job security is very high.

    Cons

    If you don't have a PhD, you will be ignored. If you are working under a professor, you will be ignored. The politics are absolutely ridiculous, and the organization is bloated. Some of the most useless people have the best job security, simply because of their name, or who they know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The University policies need a major review. Administrative assistants who had worked there for decades often were stumped by how the University operated. The policy was stifling to creativity, innovation, and efficiency.

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