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Harvard University Employee Reviews about "low pay"

Updated Nov 7, 2019

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Harvard University CEO Lawrence S. Bacow
Lawrence S. Bacow
49 Ratings
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  • "Pay is lower compared to private sector (see work life balance for offset)(in 55 reviews)

  • "Low pay compared to amount of work(in 45 reviews)

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  1. "Atmospheric Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate 

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, exciting research, and great team!

    Cons

    Long hours, low pay

    Harvard University2019-11-07
  2. "Fine"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I worked at Harvard University for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice benefits, flexibility, looks good on resume

    Cons

    Low pay, low benefits, high work/stress

    Harvard University2019-10-27
  3. "Research Assistant II"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant II in Boston, MA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, learning opportunities, strong benefit packages, and opportunity to work and network with leaders in the field

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility, low pay, big institution, work is often siloed between departments

    Harvard University2019-10-18
  4. "Overall a great position"

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    Former Employee - Peer Advisor 

    I worked at Harvard University part-time

    Pros

    potential to make great relationships, good structure to program

    Cons

    low pay, many advisees don't want to engage

    Harvard University2019-09-08
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Enjoyable experience and great opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Student Library Assistant 
    Recommends

    I worked at Harvard University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working arrangments; resources at the school and university.

    Cons

    Low pay, no H1B visa sponsorship.

    Harvard University2019-06-27
  6. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Fellow in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    As a software engineer I had the chance to start using new interesting technologies

    Cons

    Low pay if compared to software engineer positions in the Boston area

    Harvard University2019-06-26
  7. Helpful (1)

    "low pay , unpredictable hiring structure"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Fellow 

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

    Pros

    getting to know the students

    Cons

    low pay, long hours

    Harvard University2019-06-06
  8. "Fine"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Harvard University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Good location, easy commute.

    Cons

    Low pay. More responsibilities than before.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back yearly raises.

    Harvard University2019-06-05
  9. "Part-Time CA"

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    Current Employee - Student Worker 

    I have been working at Harvard University part-time

    Pros

    - Flexible Hours and Good Mentorship

    Cons

    - Low pay compared to amount of work

    Harvard University2019-05-05
  10. "good place to build early stage career"

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    Former Employee - Director 

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

    Pros

    Lots of learning opportunities , TAP tuition program

    Cons

    Slow decision-making, Lab PIs are into self-promotion and don't give opportunities to their direct reports to shine. Low pay, no career path.

    Harvard University2019-04-15
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