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Updated February 23, 2018
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  • work life balance is not very good (in 50 reviews)

  • I agreed to work for a low pay rate because of the prestige of the position (in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Harvard Medical School"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Development in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Director of Development in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits, excellent team, visionary dean

    Cons

    large and complicated system, require faculty collaboration which can be a plus or minus depending on who you are.


  2. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harvard University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent community; many activities on campus and off campus; supportive staff; good benefit and compensation among graduate schools.

    Cons

    Work load and stress level highly depend on adviser and group culture.

  3. "PhD Candidate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    An interdisciplinary environment that bridges different disciplines in science and engineering.

    Cons

    Cambridge, MA, is an expensive area in particular for students/postdocs with a family.


  4. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harvard University full-time

    Pros

    Great place to do science!

    Cons

    In general, I found Harvard a perfect place to do a postdoc.


  5. "HSPH"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harvard University full-time

    Pros

    Good institute for research and study.

    Cons

    So far there is no cons.

    Advice to Management

    Need better promotion opportunities for postdocs.


  6. "Synthetic Biology assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great name, colleagues, and research problems

    Cons

    very infrequent publication opportunities available


  7. "Financial analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harvard University full-time

    Pros

    Good pay good environment, generous vacation and flexible hours

    Cons

    depending on your team and the fund you are manage, it could be stressful

  8. "Harvard Data Science Initiative, Postdoc"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Post Doc in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Post Doc in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very independent. No boss.
    Competitiver salasy as a postdoc position.

    Cons

    Too indepednent.
    Weather is terrible in Boston area.

    Advice to Management

    The world best postdoc position!


  9. "Research assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harvard University part-time

    Pros

    Supportive workplace and brilliant staff

    Cons

    No cons for this job


  10. "It’s the place for research"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexible with work hours, supportive and great benefits.

    Cons

    Parking Facilities are terrible on campus.


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