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4.4
84% Recommend to a Friend
Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow
89% Approve of CEO

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4.4
84%
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89%
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Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow
Lawrence S. Bacow
381 Ratings

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  • "low pay and that probably isn't changing any time soon(in 139 reviews)
  • "postdoc fellow salaries are low(in 117 reviews)
  • "In my opinion, that's not an excuse for poor management and work atmosphere.(in 41 reviews)
  • "The culture is competitive and there is very little emphasis on development of early stage researchers.(in 32 reviews)
  • "Workflow can be dependent on what managers want to delegate to you on any given day(in 18 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Best job ever!

    Nov 27, 2022 - Senior Lecturer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I loved my colleagues, my students, and the campus. Excellent compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Not a lot of job security if you are not ladder faculty.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Love it!

    Nov 27, 2022 - Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of holidays, flexible schedules

    Cons

    Big branding and pressure (can also be a pro)

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee

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    Nov 22, 2022 - Cleaner 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good clean responsive challenging important

    Cons

    not good not clean not responsive not challenging

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great job!

    Nov 21, 2022 - Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    -Amazing mentorship -Interesting projects -Career advancement opportunities

    Cons

    -Periods that were very slow and others that were very busy

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Flexible Hours, Fair Pay

    Nov 18, 2022 - Curatorial Assistant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    This is a good place to work as a student!

    Cons

    The employment is only temporary.

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Great group to work with

    Nov 17, 2022 - Safety Officer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Dedicated people Good work-life balance Interesting work

    Cons

    I don’t have any cons

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great place to work but needs better pay.

    Nov 30, 2022 - Financial Analyst I in Cambridge, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    -Benefits -Nice people -Good work/life balance

    Cons

    -Pay not competitive -Slow raises if in union -Low pay not in line with cost of living -Slow decisions and initiatives due to structure.

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  9. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Boring Work

    Nov 29, 2022 - Graduate Research Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Excellent connections to some of the best names in any industry you work in

    Cons

    Low pay, boring work, easy to get stuck in multiple part-time jobs

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  10. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Overall great experience

    Nov 14, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Good support from director - Good pay

    Cons

    No major cons that I can think of

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  11. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great Job

    Nov 14, 2022 - Tutor 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Unit Review Tutoring is a wonderful program! It is invaluable for students and tutors alike.

    Cons

    Unit review recently docked our luggable time by 15 minutes, which means nothing to them but a lot to me.

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Harvard University has an overall rating of 4.4 out of 5, based on over 3,339 reviews left anonymously by employees. 84% of employees would recommend working at Harvard University to a friend and 78% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Harvard University employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.9 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Harvard University. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

84% of Harvard University employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Harvard University 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.1 for culture and values and 4.0 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Harvard University to be career development, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be management, culture, compensation.

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