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Harvard University Benefits

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  • Nov 10, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Good platform for scientific research

  • Nov 26, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current PhD Student in Boston, Massachusetts

    The best part of the benefits package is the free healthcare. The worst part of the benefits package is the inability to save for retirement. I cannot create an IRA because the income is not considered "earned". However, the income must still be self-reported and taxes must be paid.

  • Nov 07, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Best: medical and childcare FSA Worst: new parents benefit

  • Oct 19, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current HUCTW member employee in Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Harvard invests 5% of an employee's salary in their defined contribution plan (retirement acct.) under 40 years of age, and after 40, 10% of salary is invested (no matching employee contribution required). Qualified retirees are eligible for health coverage at current employee rates for those who retire between the ages of 55-65 and discounted supplemental medicare rates after 65. 4 weeks of vacation to start, increasing after 5 years, with bonus vacation days at later intervals. Too many other benefits to mention!

  • Oct 09, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Executive Coordinator in Boston, Massachusetts

    Benefits are amazing. Life insurance, disability, child care reimbursements...

  • Oct 06, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Boston, Massachusetts

    Most prestigious university in the world, producing the brightest minds and most courageous leaders. This school is the jewel in the crown.

  • Oct 06, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Boston, Massachusetts

    Most prestigious school in the world, producing the brightest minds and most courageous leaders.

  • Oct 18, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Intern in Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Didn't get benefits as an unpaid intern

  • Oct 12, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Boston, Massachusetts

    There is no best things. very low salary compared to the hours. it is a sort of investment for the future. They do not cover anything.

  • Oct 07, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current PhD Candidate in Cambridge, Massachusetts

    The health benefits package is wide ranging, except that the eye doctor and the dentist is not included.

Benefits Summary


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Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • Checkmark401K Plan (170)
  • CheckmarkRetirement Plan (181)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

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