Harvard University - Very stressful, but very much worth it if that's what you want in life | Glassdoor
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"Very stressful, but very much worth it if that's what you want in life"

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Current Employee - Research Fellow in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Research Fellow in Cambridge, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Harvard University full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Good connection in the academic world, higher salary than same position in other universities (as far as I know), flexible vacation time

Cons

Stressful - unless you are super good at managing your time and are a genius, you will need to work on weekends and evenings, sometimes also holidays and vacations.

Advice to Management

work life balance of the employee can be quite important in terms of retaining them

Other Employee Reviews for Harvard University

  1. Helpful (1)

    "teaching fellow for harvard extension school"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Harvard University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    well paid and less work. 20 hours/week. i teach weekly section and office hour. there are 4 teaching fellows in a section of 80 student. all of the other teaching fellows have taken this course so it is very easy to manage them

    Cons

    the tuition is not waived for this position, so the salary cannot cover everything and i still need financial aid from somewhere else


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Intellectually stimulating"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Business Development in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Director of Business Development in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harvard University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and good work/life balance

    Cons

    Salaries are below industry com parables

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