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"Excellence at work"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Director in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Director in Cambridge, MA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Harvard is a world class institution with smart people, abundant resources and outstanding opportunities for personal and professional growth. The culture within my own academic setting is diverse and respectful of divergent views. Benefits are excellent and life/work balance is taken seriously.

Cons

The university is very decentralized; traditionally organized as 'every tub on its bottom'. It can be tough to navigate the landscape but there is encouragement for greater cooperation across units.

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work! As a relative newcomer I am impressed with president Faust's messages encouraging collaboration and innovation across the university.

Other Employee Reviews for Harvard University

  1. "Great university, average employer."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Respect from outsiders at working for a major university. The benefits are very good, and hours are flexible. I'm able to work at home two days a week, which is nice since I live in New Hampshire. At times it can be a stimulating work environment since many bright, motivated people work here.

    Cons

    Small fish in a big pond. Without a PhD, you're not respected outside your own department. Management has no interest in developing career paths for employees. There's no sense of being part of a larger community and I have no feeling of being connected to Harvard Medical School. Hard work and extra effort are not rewarded -- there's no external motivation to exceed expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to career development of employees and paths for future opportunities, and recognize exceptional effort.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Go for the benefits, be wary of short career paths."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Services in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Student Services in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits, the brand and the smart people are all good reasons to work there. Plus the students are a very fun and challenging constituency to serve. The hours are good, there is flexibility and lots of support for work.family issues.

    Cons

    It is difficult to move around, to get outside of one particular school and move your career to another school within the University. Sometimes the mgt. does not live up to the vision and expections of the school.

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent, be fair, and try to understand the concerns of all staff.


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