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Harvard University Overview

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Cambridge, MA (US)
10000+ employees
1636
College / University
Education
£5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year
Yale University, Stanford University, Princeton University
Many parents dream of sending their children to Harvard -- and at more than $50,000 a year in undergraduate costs, some even dream of being able to afford it. Harvard, the oldest institution of higher learning in the US, is home to Harvard College (undergraduate studies) and ... Read more

Harvard University Reviews

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    Pros

    Organisation was perfect and everyone was made to feel like they're a real part of the company. The on site cafe is the best part of working here.

    Cons

    The library _ this is my personal issue as I have OCD and find the books are not collated correctly. Nonetheless, I spent several hours each evening making sure it was perfect for our slaves.

    Advice to Management

    Just to remember where you came from

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Harvard University Interviews

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    Application

    The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Harvard University.

    Interview

    I applied for a position knowing that I did not meet one of the preferred qualifications, but exceeded the others. I checked with HR (who was my only contact) before accepting the interview if I would be considered for this position although I did not meet that preferred qualification. I made sure to do this because I had to fly in from out of state and did not want to waste my time and money if I was not really a viable candidate. The HR manager said that she checked with the department head (who would be giving an interview as well), and he said that it wasn't a problem. My interview with the HR manager went well; it seemed like I would have the job, given my qualifications. My interview with the department head also was going well, until he found out that I did not have that preferred qualification, which he said was actually necessary to the job. He seemed to feel as bad as any Harvard employee could about the situation, enough that I believe that qualification really was necessary for the position. Harvard did not take my time or money into account, it seems because those are not issues for them. I would not recommend applying for a position here, they seem like uncaring time-wasters!

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have a qualification that you clearly noted prior to accepting the interview that you did not and that I said was not an issue?   1 Answer
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Harvard University Awards & Accolades

  • Best Companies for Workers Over 50, AARP, 2009
  • Best Companies for Workers Over 50, AARP, 2008

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