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Updated December 12, 2018
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  • "Highly competitive environment that can lead to pooor work/ life balance" (in 54 reviews)

  • "Does not account for cost of living" (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Faculty Research Assistant"

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

    I worked at Harvard University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good pay, great contacts made

    Cons

    Unclear expectations and no set deliverables


  2. "Great Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and opportunities to advance

    Cons

    none, this is an excellent work environment

  3. "Assisstant Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harvard University full-time

    Pros

    Best place to work for

    Cons

    None I can think of


  4. "Harvard"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harvard University full-time

    Pros

    Great resources available and overall collaborative.

    Cons

    Can be high stress as research goals tend to be high in impact.


  5. "it's been okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harvard University part-time

    Pros

    there are amazing benefits offered

    Cons

    their HR department has been very challenging to work with


  6. "Postdoctoral Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flexible, autonomy, great colleagues, collegial environment

    Cons

    I cannot think of any major cons.


  7. "Great Gig"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harvard University part-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Flexible Schedule, Great Location

    Cons

    Management super hands off and distant

  8. "Harvard IT (HUIT) needs improvement"

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Harvard University full-time

    Pros

    Good sick time, stable job, inspiring students and faculty

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive, long hours. HUIT has some serious problems. Many people are constantly on call and can never take a break. The systems are very unstable. Heroic behavior is not appreciated or rewarded. Promotion opportunities are extremely limited and not good for women and other minorities. You get private sector stress for limited higher ed pay and advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Overambition is getting in the way. The technical talent needed to make HUIT work does not want to work in higher ed.


  9. "Program Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Having the chance to connect with professionals in Education

    Cons

    People were too proud and sometimes it felt like they are the best


  10. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harvard University part-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities available for students

    Cons

    Hard to get your foot in the door