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Harvard University Benefits

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  • Jan 29, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Research Associate in Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Harvard provides a very good benefits package.

  • Jan 16, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Cambridge, Massachusetts

    benefits were great, although at management level (non-Union) they were getting reduced the past few years (co-pay increase, etc.)

  • Jan 10, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Boston, Massachusetts

    Harvard University has a great benefits package.

  • Jan 21, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Administrator in Boston, Massachusetts

    Harvard offers amazing education benefits which include $40 class at the Harvard Extension School and tuition assistance plans and reimbursements covering up to 90% for those in degree programs.

  • Jan 12, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Graduate Teaching Fellow in Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Hard to get into benefitted status.

  • Jan 07, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Boston, Massachusetts

    Great health, recreational and transportation benefits

  • Jan 29, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Graduate Teaching Fellow in Boston, Massachusetts

    Teaching assistants and fellows are given average pay and no benefit options. I am sure the full time benefits package is better for university staff.

  • Jan 26, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Graduate Student in Framingham, Massachusetts

    Best: The student BCBS PPO program is pretty good and widely accepted across the Greater Boston Area. Worst: Harvard University Health Services is scandalously decrepit when it comes to mental health considerations, which is tragically appalling given how stressful graduate school is!

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

    Good platform for scientific research

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  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

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