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"Great opportunity"

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Current Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Harvard University full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

As an RA at HBS I worked with incredible faculty as well as leaders in organizations around the world. I traveled to various countries to conduct field research and wrote HBS case studies as well as a book with my professor. The hours were really great and the travel was amazing.

Cons

My experience was unusual - most RA's never or rarely travel. It's also so dependent on which faculty member you are working with.

Other Employee Reviews for Harvard University

  1. "Great place to work, but very ossified hierarchy""

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Bibliographic Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Bibliographic Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harvard University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked in Technical Services for the Library System (buying books, essentially): Wonderful lifestyle, great place to be, nice benefits. I'm happy to have started my career there, but it's not an atmosphere that is easy to rise up in or gain more management experience.

    Cons

    The pay was low. Granted I was working in a Humanties field within academia, but a lot of pressure from changes in the education business really put the squeeze on headcount, overall job-enjoyability, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Nurture talent better.


  2. "Worthy of a Harvard Business School Case Study"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Business Analyst in Cambridge, MA
    Former Contractor - Senior Business Analyst in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harvard University as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Looks great on your resume! People very nice...initially.

    Cons

    Management disorganized. Data silos. Customers inaccessible. Little direction, if any, from lower level management. Very long time frames for any decision, including project timelines.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to eliminate the politics, especially among the IT staff. It's not a contest...it's a team. I've worked in multiple Harvard schools/departments, and have the same advice for each.

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