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Harvard University Research Fellow Reviews

Updated Dec 18, 2019

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  1. "Assistant Professor Position"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow 

    I have been working at Harvard University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Access to latest technologies and infrastructure. Good networking and collaborations within the vicinity.

    Cons

    Work life imbalance. Salary support is lower for the high cost of living.

    Advice to Management

    Looking for a Assistant Professor position to become an independent lead researcher in Immunology.

    Harvard University2019-12-18
  2. "Amazing university"

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    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Harvard University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    High quality in every department

    Cons

    Over thinking every aspect of everything.

    Harvard University2019-10-10
  3. "Great resources but few benefits"

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    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harvard University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Access to amazing resources around the university

    Cons

    Fellows don't get many of the benefits of full staff like support for taking classes through the extension school

    Harvard University2019-08-09
  4. "Research Fellow at Harvard"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow 

    I have been working at Harvard University full-time

    Pros

    The job is great and the place is unique. Everything takes place at Harvard.

    Cons

    The salary is (imho) quite low

    Harvard University2019-04-21
  5. "Challenging and hierarchical"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Harvard University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Networking, interesting projects, name brand and recognition

    Cons

    Hierarchical, same type of analysis, not much room for creativity

    Harvard University2019-04-12
  6. "Best Job Yet!"

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    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harvard University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Unlimited resources Brilliant Facility Amazing City

    Cons

    Most of the upper-level management working with my position were very young.

    Harvard University2019-02-19
  7. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Harvard University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Well-reputed university. Strong peer network. Good work-life benefits.

    Cons

    Cost of living adjustment is tough.

    Harvard University2019-01-02
  8. "Competitive yet very friendly"

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

    I have been working at Harvard University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good environment, people are always helpful

    Cons

    Very competitive, parking is only available for faculties

    Advice to Management

    NA

    Harvard University2018-04-18
  9. "Postdoctoral Research Fellow"

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

    I have been working at Harvard University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Active, free atmosphere, dynamic, and international.

    Cons

    Boston is very cold, and the food in Harvard University is not good.

    Harvard University2017-12-18
  10. "Postdoctoral Research Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Harvard University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Supportive mentor who is at the top of her field -Many seminars and workshops for career development and to keep up to date to the latest research -Provide free lunch at seminars to encourage people to attend -Easy access to the best equipment and reagents -Socializing is encouraged through beer hours and parties -Subsidized/free taxi rides for those working at late hours

    Cons

    -Too many different projects going on so there is no time to go to the seminars and workshops mentioned above -Sometimes relationships with other co-workers become intense and competitive -Low salary

    Advice to Management

    -Make salary more competitive

    Harvard University2016-11-23
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