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Harvard University Reviews

Updated Jan 16, 2020

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Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow
Lawrence S. Bacow
53 Ratings
  1. "Great place for security"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harvard University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People genuinely care about well-being of students and are united under one mission. The best people you will work with, great benefits, amazing students.

    Cons

    Takes a long time to get anything done, and lots of turnover in top administration.

    Harvard University2019-06-17
  2. "Positive"

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    Current Employee - Urban Planner 

    I have been working at Harvard University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and competitive salary

    Cons

    No room for growth, and rarely promote from within

    Harvard University2019-05-29
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  4. "Staff Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harvard University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and semi flexible hours

    Cons

    No path to advancement, and limited support from administration

    Harvard University2019-05-22
  5. "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Harvard University full-time

    Pros

    This is a pretty easy job with great benefits and okay pay. There are always opportunities to transfer to new positions.

    Cons

    The job gets dull at times.

    Harvard University2019-04-30
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    "Employee Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Harvard University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Good People, Smart Staff

    Cons

    Depends on who you directly work for, as the school is divided into departments.

    Harvard University2019-03-04
  7. "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

    Harvard University2019-02-12
  8. "Good place to work, easy to get stuck"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harvard University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    benefits are great, possibility of cross-company job movement

    Cons

    politics, getting stuff done takes forever because everything moves slowly

    Harvard University2019-01-17
  9. "Good"

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    I have been working at Harvard University

    Pros

    Great benefits, positive working environment

    Cons

    Depends on who you work with but overall pleasant experience.

    Harvard University2018-11-15
  10. "Harvard doesn't eat it's young"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Harvard University full-time

    Pros

    great benefits, lots of time off

    Cons

    lack of support, no direction, it's truly a sink or swim environment.

    Advice to Management

    support and appreciate your staff!

    Harvard University2018-11-20
  11. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Publications Coordinator in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues, great benefits, great compensation.

    Cons

    I work in a small research center, so there are very few cons.

    Harvard University2018-11-02
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