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Harvard University Reviews

Updated March 29, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work life balance and benefits (in 72 reviews)

  • Great benefits and the overall work environment is good (to great) depending on which school/department/tub you work for (in 101 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance could be difficult (in 39 reviews)

  • relatively low pay compared to industry (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Marketing Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic place to work! Amazing people, incredible benefits, lots of opportunities to further your career.

    Cons

    Lots of competition to work in any position throughout the university.


  2. "Great people, great benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Assistant Specialist in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Staff Assistant Specialist in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -wonderful people to work with
    -good benefits
    -access to Harvard lectures and events

    Cons

    -slow to change
    -can feel a bit stuffy at times

    Advice to Management

    It would be wonderful if there could be more fostering of the large community of young professionals--in atmosphere, opportunities, trainings, etc.


  3. "Excellent job for the summer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Free Housing, food, flexible hours, and AC

    Cons

    You don't get a free class.


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  5. "Post Doc researcher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harvard University full-time

    Pros

    One of the best to improve your bench skills in research

    Cons

    Very compatetive job environment in harvard


  6. "Depend on the advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harvard University full-time

    Pros

    Good support in funding and research facilities.

    Cons

    Established Professors have no time to train the students yet still demand high standard for graduation.

    Advice to Management

    Put more restriction on what an professor can do to students. Give students more freedom and choice.


  7. "Good people but okay environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great, Salary is good

    Cons

    Not a collaborative environment, Theres no room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Let IT collaborate. I could have saved so much time for my users had I just been given access to a few things, could have saved a lot of time and hassle. Stop having managers that don't understand IT overseeing IT.


  8. "Graduate Student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Student
    Current Employee - Graduate Student

    I have been working at Harvard University full-time

    Pros

    get to do cutting edge research

    Cons

    don't get paid very much


  9. "Staff Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Staff Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great management, generous faculty, always so much free food, HUCTW has negotiated phenomenal benefits, get to take classes for Master's degree for practically nothing

    Cons

    Very decentralized system, everything takes time to process, lack of structured training for specific roles but great general training through FAS


  10. "Reason to work there"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harvard University full-time

    Pros

    Great salary and location and friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Turn blind eyes to lower management


  11. "Staff Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harvard University full-time

    Pros

    friendly co-workers, flexible, care about your development

    Cons

    can't work from home, hard to progress



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