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"Over educated babies with no interpersonal skills - makes working there difficult."

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Former Employee - Staff Assistant in Cambridge, MA
Former Employee - Staff Assistant in Cambridge, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Harvard University full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Connections. There are so many alums.

Cons

Selfish, arrogant people in all staffing levels - who don't know how nor really want to do work.

Advice to Management

Leave.

Other Employee Reviews for Harvard University

  1. "Nice environment and rich culture. A lot of activities going on. Also Boston is a fun place to live."

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive faculty staff. Big library. Rich culture. Benefit is very good.

    Cons

    Work can be stressed, esp. from peer pressure. Rent is high in Boston. Weather unpleasant in winter.

    Advice to Management

    Very good.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "lots of variability in treatment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you're interested in working with smart people, this is the place to be. First place I've been where I didn't have to worry about threatening people with ideas.
    Great benefits, if you get a chance to use them; e.g. too busy to vacation

    Cons

    Huge politics depending on where in the organizational hierarchy you fit. There is great variability in the "happiness index" depending on who your direct supervisor is. And again, highly variable to the department you work in, you might be on call all the time, as to be answering emails at 11pm at night and have a full inbox by 8 am anyway.

    Advice to Management

    Give more than lip service to work/life balance.
    Actually do something about supervisors who do not allow for sick days and vacation time that does not require checking in throughout the day.

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