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Harvard Medical School Reviews

Updated November 28, 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. "Great place to do a postdoc"

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent networking opportunities, great collaborative atmosphere, Boston is a great place for academia as well as industry careers in Biosciences

    Cons

    expensive city to live in


  2. "PhD Student in Biological and Biomedical Sciences"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student In Biological and Biomedical Sciences
    Current Employee - PhD Student In Biological and Biomedical Sciences

    I have been working at Harvard Medical School full-time

    Pros

    surrounded by experts who are more than willing to help and provide advice during the pursuit of your PhD

    Cons

    this program tends to have more course requirements than the average biomedical PhD program

  3. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harvard Medical School full-time

    Pros

    The name, infrastructures, the great people and the facilities

    Cons

    They should take better care of their employees. Maybe look at what MIT does


  4. "Great place for research"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harvard Medical School full-time

    Pros

    Easily accessible to resources of the best quality

    Cons

    Highly competitive and stressful environment


  5. "Great place to work and grow skillsets and knowledge"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harvard Medical School full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and perks - full coverage health insurance, employer contribution to retirement and access to employer discounted rental properties

    Cons

    Limited promotion potential. Great stepping stone job but union restricts earning potential and bonuses.


  6. "Research"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Harvard Medical School full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Networking opportunities, exposure to thought leaders and brilliant ideas.

    Cons

    Many departments take employees for granted, and leadership uses ad-hoc approaches to situations which require formalized processes (e.g. gender issues, bullying, conflict).

    Advice to Management

    Please ensure all employees and researchers in all departments are aware of their HR representative and reporting processes for issues.


  7. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant II in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant II in Boston, MA
    Recommends

    I worked at Harvard Medical School full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really talented and smart coworkers. Most days I was doing something different.

    Cons

    The pace of academic research can feel slow.

  8. "Executive Assistant to faculty"

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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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Harvard is one of the best places I have ever worked. Really smart, dedicated professional individuals who work as a team in my department. I feel very lucky to work here. Some of the benefits for staff (these are very unusual to be provided to a staff member -- they are usually only given to faculty or students): the university gives a percentage into your retirement fund; help with rental or home buying; extremely generous tuition reimbursement or costs, AND the time off to take classes (this is almost unheard of at other universities for staff); gold standard health and dental care

    Cons

    The ONLY downside is the location.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being as generous and helpful to staff as you have been and you will keep having gold standard employees who stay.


  9. "Experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to meet and work

    Cons

    No job safety; over loaded schedule

    Advice to Management

    increase salary


  10. "great place for 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 10 years)

    Pros

    you have the best labs in the world in almost every field of biomedical research around you and it's fairly easy to collaborate with most people.

    Cons

    if you live outside of the city, traffic to and from the place is very bad