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Harvard Medical School Reviews

Updated September 10, 2018
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  • "Great benefits, but not much mentoring for PD" (in 23 reviews)

  • "Work-life balance is strongly promoted" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Harvard Medical School"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harvard Medical School full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work for career development

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Try to aim for better work/life balance.


  2. "HMS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harvard Medical School full-time

    Pros

    many intelligent dedicated people all around

    Cons

    high cost of living in Boston; very high pressure

  3. "Good place for immunology research"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harvard Medical School full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    outstanding scientist, excellent colleague, challenging research

    Cons

    a little bit busy and high pressure


  4. "No complaints"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harvard Medical School full-time

    Pros

    Many development workshops for post docs

    Cons

    I suppose if you do have small kids and have interests other than main stream you may feel slightly isolated...


  5. "Harvard is a great place to work!"

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

    I have been working at Harvard Medical School full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work/Life balance. Great people.

    Cons

    Not enough resources and too many competing priorities.


  6. "instructor"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harvard Medical School full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    very famous university and benefit

    Cons

    difficult to get promotion for title


  7. "Postdoctoral Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Boston, MA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Harvard Medical School full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Exciting place to work. Well Funded. Great facilities.

    Cons

    People are highly focus on their own projects and is hard to collaborate with people. Competitive environment also doesn't foster team work and collaboration.
    Salaries are in now way supplemented to make up for Boston Area high cost of living.

  8. "Overall a good role to have"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harvard Medical School full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, a lot of network growth

    Cons

    Some lack of work-life balance, depends on department you work in


  9. "PhD candidate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Harvard Medical School full-time

    Pros

    Access to great resources & great science

    Cons

    "sink or swim" mentality here


  10. "Great academic and research environment, highly competitive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Harvard Medical School full-time

    Pros

    Top-notch science, amazing seminars and collaboration opportunities, reliable core services

    Cons

    Thousands of researchers. Highly competitive. One needs to be very targeted and focused


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