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"It was a good boost to my resume, but quite dull."

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Former Contractor - Finance Associate in Cambridge, MA
Former Contractor - Finance Associate in Cambridge, MA
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Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

They pay temporary workers well if the temporary worker is not contracted through an agency.

Cons

They will end your contract the day of in some circumstances. I was lucky enough to be given a month's notice.

Advice to Management

Consider hiring people who do not have master's or Ph.Ds for permanent positions. Most of you don't seem to consider life experience. It's valuable.

Other Employee Reviews for Harvard University

  1. "Very stressful, but very much worth it if that's what you want in life"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "teaching fellow for harvard extension school"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • 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

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