Compare Harvard University vs Smarthinking BETA

See how Smarthinking vs. Harvard University compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 1669 reviews)
2.7
(based on 66 reviews)
Career Opportunities
3.7
1.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
2.0
Work-life balance
3.9
3.8
Senior Management
3.5
2.8
Culture & Values
3.9
2.8
CEO Approval
Harvard University Ceo Lawrence S. Bacow
95%Lawrence S. Bacow
Smarthinking Ceo Christa Ehmann Powers, Ph.D
60%Christa Ehmann Powers, Ph.D
% Recommend to a friend
84%
34%
Positive Business Outlook
72%
40%

Salaries

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Postdoctoral Fellow704 Salaries
$52,198/yr
PhD Student93 Salaries
$35,181/yr
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$105,005/yr
Online Writing Tutor15 Salaries
$12/hr
Program Mentor1 Salaries
$18/hr
Software Developer1 Salaries
$84,556/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
"Great benefits"(in 154 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 99 reviews)
"Work from home"(in 26 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 13 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 55 reviews)
"Low pay"(in 45 reviews)
"30 minutes"(in 26 reviews)
"Essay"(in 23 reviews)
Featured Review
"Good life"Nov 12, 2019

Current Employee - PhD Student

I have been working at Harvard University full-time

Pros

Good work life balance here

Cons

Long duration Of the degree

Former Freelancer - Essay Editor

I worked at Smarthinking for more than a year

Pros

The support system was fantastic, with numerous resources, email group support, and live chat at the ready for any tricky questions. The work was engaging, with a broad variety of types of writing to... review. Because the guideline is three corrections of larger-scale topics (like paragraph organization) and three corrections of smaller-scale topics (like comma placement), it's less overwhelming than having to do, say, a full edit of the writing in question. It's also a set-your-own-hours job, making it flexible and easy to work from home.

Cons

The way it was set up, the next essay/assignment in the queue was sent directly to you once you indicated you were ready to work. This means you have no control over what type of writing you'll be... working on - it could be a technical piece, it could be a high-school essay, it could be a rough outline, it could be a college paper, and any other number of things. While this is absolutely fair, it's hard to mentally prepare ahead of time for what you'll be working on. It can also be difficult work at times - papers with errors every other sentence or terrible organization, etc - and it can be a challenge to identify the top three errors to focus the tutoring on.

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