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Harvard Medical School Reviews

Updated February 14, 2019
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  1. "Research Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harvard Medical School full-time

    Pros

    Here, you can enjoy very active science communication

    Cons

    often, you need to have long working hours


  2. "Research Assistant at HMS Health Car Policy"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Working with big names in the academic and consulting scene.
    Good servers for statistical work.
    Very helpful for commuting methods.

    Cons

    Staff and research assistants are rarely treated well or given opportunities for growth.
    Pay is less than other research assistant positions at other locations within Harvard.

  3. "Great work environment"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Committed staff, great benefits, management invests in its employees

    Cons

    Salary is on the low side compared to the private sector, but the outstanding benefits and time off make up for the difference.


  4. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, Lots of time off

    Cons

    Few career opportunities. Salary doesn't match private sector, if you don't need the benefits


  5. "Good Experience"

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    Current Employee - Jdsa Rits
    Current Employee - Jdsa Rits
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and career guidance

    Cons

    Little room for upward mobility in organization


  6. "Principal software engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Great team, great environment, great projects

    Cons

    No cons at the moment.


  7. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Good early research experience for high school/ college students.

    Cons

    Not too much complaint other than internships are busy but not paid

  8. "Good place to develop creativity"

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

    Pros

    Good place to develop creativity

    Cons

    Many elites, so you have to work competitively

    Advice to Management

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  9. "Great place to do a postdoc"

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


  10. "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