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Harvard University CEO Lawrence S. Bacow
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  1. Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Harvard University full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    I worked at Harvard Divinity School, and it has so far been my favorite place to work. Great pay and benefits, great coworkers, free food and drinks at events, and I even had my own office. HDS is also committed to enforcing a healthy work/life balance, treating employees respectfully, hiring a diverse workforce, and holding anti-discrimination trainings. That's not to say that there aren't still some issues, but overall...

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    Cons

    Because it's a school of religion, it tends to attract some weirdos who contact the school or just walk in because "God told them they're a student here now." I've been told the school recently implemented a few basic security measures, so I doubt that's much of an issue anymore.

  2. 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 more than a year

    Pros

    Unlimited resources Brilliant Facility Amazing City

    Cons

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

  3. Great benefits, pretty decent pay

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Harvard University full-time

      Pros

      great benefits -- cheap health, dental, and vision insurance, tuition assistance, commuter tax discount, etc. awesome vacation and sick day package and 3 personal days each year

      Cons

      bureaucratic, changes can be slow

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Harvard University full-time

        Pros

        Offers great perks and benefits

        Cons

        I can't think of any

      • lots of perks to be here

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I worked at Harvard University full-time

          Pros

          i really loved all the people that i worked with and that i got to be around

          Cons

          it was long hours and was really challenging

        • Great place for Grad School

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          Current Employee - PhD Student 

          I have been working at Harvard University for more than 6 years

          Pros

          -Department is very helpful -Neuroscience has great faculty -Student community is strong and friendly

          Cons

          -Building and lab space in always in need of renovation

        • Teaching Fellow - Medical Sciences

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          Current Employee - MD, JD in Cambridge, MA
          Recommends
          Neutral Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I have been working at Harvard University full-time for more than 2 years

          Pros

          Excellent/stimulating environment in which to work

          Cons

          Little downside to working here

          Advice to Management

          Keep doing what you do so well

        • Great place to work on campus

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          Current Employee - Circulation Assistant in Cambridge, MA
          Recommends
          Neutral Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

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

          Pros

          Flexible hours, easy job, good pay for the work

          Cons

          Can sometimes be difficult hours

        • Great teaching position for graduate student

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            Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Fellow 

            I worked at Harvard University part-time for more than 2 years

            Pros

            Very flexible, good relative pay.

            Cons

            None that I can think of.

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            Good experience

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              Current Employee - Student Worker 

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

              Pros

              Good mentorship and fun opportunities within department

              Cons

              Logging hourly pay can be annoying

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