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  1. Helpful (1)

    "That's how they get you."

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    Current Employee - Staff Assistant III in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Harvard University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, if you are able to use them.

    Cons

    Little to no training. Emphasis on decentralization results in complete lack of oversight, community, and compassion. Extremely high expectations of self-driven work, with no motivation besides compensation. Tons of resources are advertised but very few are actually available. Health insurance is deceptive in the same way, with reality being nothing like the options offered. All the worst parts of being an assistant-- constantly solving problems for and fixing mistakes of faculty and staff who couldn't care less about you.

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    Harvard University2019-11-21
  1. "Amazing place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Harvard University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Well paid, very friendly and helpful supervisors

    Cons

    N/A. No cons to working there!

    Harvard University2020-02-12
  2. "Great place"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harvard University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work flexibility and great research.

    Cons

    Work stress depends on the mentor, stress can high.

    Harvard University2020-02-09

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