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"The good and the bad"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Cambridge, MA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Flexible schedules
Great work/life balance
Very good benefits

Cons

very complex
frustrating if you want to make a difference
leadership does not communicate vision and goals effectively
politics has much greater influence than sound decision making
too much focus on rare mistakes and little or no focus on positive achievements

Advice to Management

Create a positive environment that brings out the best in employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Harvard University

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Non-Academics: Get prepared for academia"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Cambridge, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Let's be honest: The name "Harvard" looks great on a resume. The benefits are outstanding -- they have the best healthcare plan I've ever had in my life, and, with the prevalence of unions, job security is very high.

    Cons

    If you don't have a PhD, you will be ignored. If you are working under a professor, you will be ignored. The politics are absolutely ridiculous, and the organization is bloated. Some of the most useless people have the best job security, simply because of their name, or who they know.

    Advice to Management

    The University policies need a major review. Administrative assistants who had worked there for decades often were stumped by how the University operated. The policy was stifling to creativity, innovation, and efficiency.


  2. "Harvard Medical School"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Tremendous learning environment. The tuition reimbusrement benefit is great at the Extension School.

    Cons

    Fast paced research feel obligated to work some nights and weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Being a staff member in a research lab can be isolating from interacting with other Harvard staff.


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