Harvard University - It's fulfilling to be able to dedicate yourself to worthwhile work, the organization can be unorganized and wasteful. | Glassdoor
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"It's fulfilling to be able to dedicate yourself to worthwhile work, the organization can be unorganized and wasteful."

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Current Employee - Program Manager in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Program Manager in Cambridge, MA
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Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Salary and benefits are among the highest in the area for the non-profit sector. The University puts emphasis on hiring internally in some cases, and knowledge of how the place works is considered an asset.

Cons

You run into faculty members who are completely ineffective managers, and there's almost no solution to a project like that. Senior leadership in general can be very reluctant to take the advice of a long-serving employee and risk a relationship with a faculty member.

Advice to Management

Simply put, Harvard needs more leadership. It's probably accurate to say that most employees don't know what their Dean or President stands for.

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  1. "Enlightening and Global"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Access to incredible, global resources

    Cons

    Beaurocratic environment, especially surrounding hiring


  2. "ok"

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    Current Employee - Grad Student in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Grad Student in Boston, MA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    some job freedom; ability to work whenever i want. cutting edge research; good food at many of the university events

    Cons

    arrogent professors who work their students to the bone in the hope of getting a noble prize. it's a sad fantasy they live

    Advice to Management

    get your heads out of your ass and start listening to your students. you can't micromanage everything for christ's sake

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