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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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    Amazing people, very bureaucratic

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harvard University

    Pros

    The people in my office were wonderful. There was mutual respect and everyone was helpful, I never experienced people with hidden agendas or passive aggressive behavior.

    Cons

    Occasionally there are inefficiencies or hoops to jump through to get to a certain point (i.e. all the paperwork and meetings to apply for something basic like a raise or title change)

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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 for more than a 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.

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