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"My experience in Harvard has been wonderful."

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Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Harvard University full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Stimulating place to work with ample opportunities for learning, collaborating with world class colleagues, and contributing to a better world.

Cons

Fundings in many areas are heavily linked to government budget. With recent impasse in Washington, quite often many good ideas have to be on hold.

Advice to Management

Continue to be agile and stay close to the action.

Other Employee Reviews for Harvard University

  1. "Good employer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pros include great benefits and a well equipped working environment. Working with smart people is definitely a plus. As I said, you simply can't beat Harvard!

    Cons

    The cons include that Harvard is large university and it's easy to get lost in the cracks. There is not a much personal attention to professional development as there could be. There could be more follow-up.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  2. "Most political place you'll ever worked at..."

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - 4 weeks vacations + 1 week winter break
    - good health benefits
    - work load = ok

    o Harvard does have very good benefits, they try to give you a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    - extremely political environment
    - people are all about themselves
    - team-work non-existence
    - many incompetent and condescending management

    o It depends on which department you work in, but most department have incompetent leadership. Most department are extremely conservative with close minded people as leader. Since it's non-profit, majority of the management are unprofessional, often condescending and some are even racist. Overall, not a healthy environment to work in.

    Advice to Management

    Need to take a closer look at management and should get rid of people regardless of their age and status.

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