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"Decent Salary, Great Benefits!"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Staff Assistant III in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Staff Assistant III in Cambridge, MA
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great benefits package. 15 vacation days + 3 personal days (18 total) to start! After 5 years of service, earn 20 vacation days, plus personal days, per year.
Great discounts on Harvard courses - take Harvard Extension School courses for $40 each (currently) - up to two per semester (spring, fall, and summer).
I don't know what will happen in this economy, but there have been up until summer 2009 great yearly pay raises (4 to 5 %) - negotiated by the Harvard Clerical and Technical Workers Union.
A lot of professional career-development and skills-development trainings and workshops.
An environmentally friendly environment.

Cons

For some, the salary may not be as high as could be earned elsewhere.
Harvard, surprisingly, will not give free tuition to the children of its employees!

Advice to Management

Work with the union to make sure that pay raises for non-management are not frozen as they were for management staff last year, or horribly reduced.

Other Employee Reviews for Harvard University

  1. "Great place to work, terrific peers."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Support in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Research Support in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I am sure the specific professors and/or doctoral students you work with will determine the relative success of your time at HBS. But, my time was made immeasurably better by having a great doctoral student and professor to work with/for.

    Cons

    Not many cons other than the Business School Campus is not terribly easy to commute to, without a car, as most of the surrounding housing is for students at Harvard/HBS.

    Advice to Management

    Good job. Then again, at HBS there are high expectations to be met in terms of management.


  2. "A great place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    So many lifers - it's impressivre. Great benefits, great training and upward movement possibilities. You make more in higher ed if you're at Harvard.

    Cons

    Because of the economy, there have been layoffs, so most departments are at max capacity.

    Advice to Management

    Dress-down Fridays, please.

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