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Harvard University Reviews

Updated 10 December 2017
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Pros
  • Excellent benefits and work life balance (in 85 reviews)

  • Plus it has the best pay out of all the colleges/universities in the area and great benefits (in 125 reviews)

Cons
  • Workplace culture does not value work-life balance (in 47 reviews)

  • I agreed to work for a low pay rate because of the prestige of the position (in 31 reviews)

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  1. "Loved"

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    Former Employee - Sales in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  2. "Pretty good place, fun coworkers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harvard University part-time

    Pros

    Decent pay for on-campus work, interesting people tend to be attracted to the job

    Cons

    Job can be monotonous at times


  3. "Wonderful"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I think this is so incredible to work for, inspiring environment and I can't wait to carry on

    Cons

    Next to no cons at all, maybe short breaks and that's all to be completely honest and Frank with you

    Advice to Management

    Carry on what you are doing, great management and I couldn't be happier with what you have done so far


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  5. "Teacher of Italian"

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    Current Employee - MFL Teacher in London, England
    Current Employee - MFL Teacher in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Harvard University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I am a fully qualified, experienced, outgoing teacher with wide ability in teaching MFL. Preferred language Italian. Great ability to relate with students

    Cons

    I have no teaching experience abroad. This makes me feel frustrated. I would like to have the opportunity to interview and demonstrate my skills.

    Advice to Management

    I am strongly motivated, enthusiastic about new experiences. I would very much like to have a chance and confirm my abilities shortly


  6. "professor"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in London, England
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harvard University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    it was good experience but it was stressful

    Cons

    it was very stressful. colleagues were not very goodand I hate teaching

    Advice to Management

    take care of the employees


  7. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Harvard University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, strong union and family friendly. Lots of opportunities for different experiences.
    Love the Center for Wellness

    Cons

    Hard to move up in own department because people never leave. Been here several years and have worked my butt off but still not awards even though I have gone above and beyond.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that everyone gets a chance to get the big awards and not repeat winners.


  8. "it was very good and enjoying."

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in London, England
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harvard University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    it is one of the world"s best universities.

    Cons

    no there are no downsides in my opinion!!!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    be very sympathetic and kind to all in order to encourage the rest of followers!!!!!!!!


  9. "A Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harvard University full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, excellent benefits, rewarding work.

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility opportunities for current employees.


  10. "Great Workplace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Harvard University full-time

    Pros

    Work alongside the best in your field, whatever that field may be

    Cons

    Stratified organizational structure, very siloed


  11. "Visiting Scholar"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harvard University full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, collaborative culture

    Cons

    None at all, everything's great at Harvard

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the good work


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