Harvard Management Company Reviews

Updated January 14, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Harvard Management Company as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience, great exposure to senior management at any level, interesting work and sound mission.

    Cons

    The company is small and there is only new positions when people leave their jobs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Smart, kind people. Training was limited.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in Boston, MA
    Current Intern - Intern in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Harvard Management Company as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart kind people. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Not a ton of training so be aware for early parts of career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

  3. 1 person found this helpful

    I worked as an intern at Harvard Management Company

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Harvard Management Company as an intern

    Pros

    Company is all united under mission of working for Harvard
    Great people, everyone is friendly and willing to help
    Not political, people are not cutthroat
    Learn a lot from different managers as Harvard is often a prime target for investment firms to source capital

    Cons

    Quiet firm, people don't talk a lot, not a strong office culture
    Pay could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, and hire more young talent to move up in the company

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  5. Great company, great people and an extremely interesting company with lots to learn.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at Harvard Management Company as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    There are many smart people to network with and learn from at HMC. You will be challenged but it is definitely an extremely good company to work for. Teams all work together very closely to solve problems. Exposure to the finance world yet much more laid back than a typical hedge fund or such given the endowment style of investing

    Cons

    Most of the work is back office, and may lack upward mobility in the company. However, definitely a great company to work for and learn from.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Conservative Finance Company with a Positive, Non-Profit Flavor

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    Former Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Associate in Boston, MA

    I worked at Harvard Management Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing compensation package, beautiful office, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Very conservative, no room for creativity, promotions based on tenure, not performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward employees based on their performance, not how long they have worked at the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. Great internship!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Human Resources Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Human Resources Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at Harvard Management Company as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with and lots of different experience and opportunities to learn. Great pay also.

    Cons

    I can't think of any.

    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Its a "Nonprofit"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harvard Management Company

    Pros

    Benefits, opportunities to learn, decent office culture, compensation

    Cons

    My team was fine but long hours. Promotions as slow. HR seems to be two faced, occasionally rude.

  9. Biggest mistake I ever made was leaving

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Boston, MA

    I worked at Harvard Management Company full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    HMC is a great company with smart but yet humble people, and very stable. They really reward high performers and consistently payout on their bonus opportunities. The are competitive on salary, have a really great downtown location, and very strong leadership. The whole place knows who they are, and why their job is important. You can't find a more dedicated group of professionals.

    Cons

    Some of their long term employees are bit still stuck in a time warp longing for the 1990s. Workload was a bit high when I was there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course.. It's working.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. Great platform, very nice people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Harvard Management Company full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    HMC is an amazing platform with lots of resources and opportunity, if you take initiative. People are very friendly and you can't beat the work/life balance.

    Cons

    Groups are more siloed than I would have expected, though everyone is open and helpful so it seems it does not have to be this way.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    slow

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate

    I have been working at Harvard Management Company

    Pros

    work hard you can make a good living

    Cons

    head quarters are far and no local office near by

    Recommends

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