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"Harvard University Employee for 2 years"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Boston, MA
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Really good benefits (3-4 weeks vacation and 2 weeks sick time, health benefits, 11 paid holidays, paid Christmas break ,competitive salaries, education benefits, etc), Harvard tries to promote from within, at least in my department-room to get promoted or move to other departments, great people to work with

Cons

With Harvard relying on large endowment and the state of economy, fears about getting laid off

Advice to Management

Stop creating so many associate directors, VPs, and associate dean positions! Too many chiefs and not enough indians. When layoffs happen, it's never the upper level management that gets the ax. But they continue to create these highly salaried positions when we need more regular employees-they're the ones that do the real work.

Other Employee Reviews for Harvard University

  1. "Great on the resume"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great on the resume
    good work life balance
    interesting environment

    Cons

    no promotional growth
    recognition of a job well done is poor

    Advice to Management

    management training program in executive education


  2. "cons and pros at Harvard University"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Researcher in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Researcher in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working at Harvard has some advantages, which allow you to become better if you want to be. It has some degree of freedom of mind and work.

    Cons

    There is no interaction or collaboration between scientists. Hard work not always encouraged. It is surprising that there are almost no scientific seminars. You can be working there many years but you might know what other people work on.

    Advice to Management

    Interaction between scientists and within department and within labs needs improvement. The number of seminars should be increased, faculties with department should present their work regularly to other members of the University.

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