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"Excellent work environment, world class people and facilities"

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

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

Pros

Great people, work/life balance, flexible work schedules possible, always plenty to do

Cons

Adoption of new and good ideas can take a long time; always need to be aware of what is technically and politically possible; compensation below industry norm

Advice to Management

Listen more to the top notch people you've hired while making changes

Other Employee Reviews for Harvard University

  1. "Good benefits, mediocre pay and work environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Grant Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Grant Manager in Boston, MA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are comprehensive and include a variety of items not found elsewhere. Generous tuition assistance plan, numerous health benefit options, fitness benefit, etc. 35-hour full-time workweek for staff.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is everywhere. Most staff positions fall under the CTW Union, so pay raises, work schedules, etc. are fixed and non-negotiable. Pay rate is based on 35-hour workweek, so take-home pay is less than comparable positions with 40-hour workweeks.


  2. "Amazing people, very bureaucratic"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people in my office were wonderful. There was mutual respect and everyone was helpful, I never experienced people with hidden agendas or passive aggressive behavior.

    Cons

    Occasionally there are inefficiencies or hoops to jump through to get to a certain point (i.e. all the paperwork and meetings to apply for something basic like a raise or title change)

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