Harvard University - Solid, reliable and comfortable with room to grow | Glassdoor
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"Solid, reliable and comfortable with room to grow"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Cambridge, MA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Harvard University full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Benefits are amazing; strong union

Cons

Slightly lower salaries in academia; intellectual glass ceiling

Other Employee Reviews for Harvard University

  1. "Top-heavy trickle-down"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harvard University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing benefits and endless educational opportunities (if you make the time for them)

    Cons

    Nealy impossible to move laterally within organization, which is structured for the benefit of high-status faculty and administration. Salaries for supporting research staff seems under-appreciative of immense "trickle down" workload and there is virtually no staff support for mid-level employees.

    Advice to Management

    For non-exempt employees, whose annual salary increases are determined by union agreements with the University, completing the "360" annual performance review with supervising managers is a time-wasting exercise.


  2. "Great organization work for, very understanding"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible
    Good pay
    Great people to work with
    Most of the work is enjoyable
    Accommodates academic limitations and needs

    Cons

    Can be a lot of work
    It will cut back on your work and study time
    Sometimes the hours are janky

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