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"Positive experience at Harvard Kennedy School as a researcher"

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Former Contractor - Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
Former Contractor - Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
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I worked at Harvard University as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

Relatively good pay, smart colleagues, opportunity to work with top professors. I was give lots of flexibility to fit work around my studies.

Cons

Some duplication of efforts. Limited collaboration happening. I discovered two other departments that were working on similar projects to mine but didn't know about one another's work.

Advice to Management

Look for more ways to connect professors who are working on similar research.

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Cambridge, MA
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gained experience from working professionals in a very elite environment

    Cons

    Due to the academia of it all, the wages were pretty low... considering the HUGE endowment and all.


  2. "Worked as a research assistant at Harvard School of Public Health after completing my BA."

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant II in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant II in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very satisfying work, excellent colleagues, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Depending on the nature of the work you get assigned to, it can get very lonely (for example, if all you do is literature reviews).

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