Harvard University - Depends on which department @ Harvard, but pay is good and work-life balance amazing (thanks HUCTW)! | Glassdoor
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"Depends on which department @ Harvard, but pay is good and work-life balance amazing (thanks HUCTW)!"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

work-life balance, perks. At non-exempt, hours are capped at 35 hours/week. Pay is good - higher than other universities. Lots of training opportunities.

Cons

Depends on management - if you have a bad manager, you might be SOL. Depending on the department, opportunities for advancement might be hard to come by, resulting in many people who shift around to different departments.

Advice to Management

more mentorship for junior employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Harvard University

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Experiences here vary widely"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is an endlessly interesting institution where high value is placed on learning, professional development, and taking advantage of the intellectual and cultural resources that Harvard offers. Excellent vacation, sick, and personal time.

    Cons

    As an enormous institution, professional experiences can vary widely. Be very careful about the specific environment you join there. I worked in a department that allowed an assistant vice president to treat staff disrespectfully and harshly, despite several legitimate concerns voiced to Human Resources and other senior leaders about this manager's demeaning behavior. In addition to this unfortunate staffing dynamic, the office in question (the central Development department) is not well-coordinated and strategic priorities/plans are ambiguous at best. This office could learn a lot from some of its peers in terms of running a more modern, efficient and respectful fundraising enterprise.

    Advice to Management

    Take employees' concerns with senior management seriously.


  2. "Wonderful place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant

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

    Pros

    Great community, good benefits, excellent colleagues. Harvard is a challenging and fun place to work.

    Cons

    Boston is a cold city nine months out of the year, so if you like warm weather, think twice.

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