Harvard University

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Harvard University

Pros

Super awesome place to work!

Cons

No cons, none at all, zero.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More vacation!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    Top-heavy trickle-down

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Cambridge, MA (US)

    I worked at Harvard University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing benefits and endless educational opportunities (if you make the time for them)

    Cons

    Nealy impossible to move laterally within organization, which is structured for the benefit of high-status faculty and administration. Salaries for supporting research staff seems under-appreciative of immense "trickle down" workload and there is virtually no staff support for mid-level employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For non-exempt employees, whose annual salary increases are determined by union agreements with the University, completing the "360" annual performance review with supervising managers is a time-wasting exercise.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent work environment, world class people and facilities

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great people, work/life balance, flexible work schedules possible, always plenty to do

    Cons

    Adoption of new and good ideas can take a long time; always need to be aware of what is technically and politically possible; compensation below industry norm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to the top notch people you've hired while making changes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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