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Excellent workplace
Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee), Cambridge, MAMay 5, 2014
Pros: library privileges, colleagues
Cons: salary
Harvard University has the premier library in the world. I learned an enormous amount about French language and culture.
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Way too much politics. Change is almost impossible.
Multimedia Designer (Former Employee), Cambridge, MAMay 4, 2014
Pros: there is great prestige in the name and reputation.
Cons: you can't eat prestige.
The vast majority of management operates according to what is in their best political interests and not what works in the best interest of the community they serve or the staff they are suppose to support.
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Fast paced and overworked
Financial Administrator & Event Planner (Former Employee), Cambridge, MAApril 30, 2014
Pros: christmas vacation is great
Cons: the pay was not that good
the school of management was a great a learning experience for a first time job. I developed many skills and met a lot of people who helped me along my career. The educational benefit is a plus also.
Professors are bit difficult to work for. High maintenance and a lot of politics when dealing with them. Some but not all have big egos.
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an excellent employer
Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee), Cambridge, MAApril 18, 2014
Getting a job at Harvard, there's a bit of red tape, but once you're through that, it's a very supportive, progressive employer, as far as I can tell.
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Very Fun Place to Work At
Network Technician Intern (Former Employee), Cambridge, MAApril 18, 2014
Awesome Experience, would do it all over again. I had the opportunity to expand my knowledge and worked with an amazing team.
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Excellant lab enviroment
Graduate Research Student (Current Employee), Cambridge, MAApril 17, 2014
Education, research,collaboration is next to none. Best working environment for research and intellectual growth.
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A lot of free time
Senior/Lead Software Engineer (Current Employee), Allston, MAMarch 31, 2014
Great place
A lot of vacations and holidays. Great managers and executives.
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Nice place to work
Lab Assistant (Former Employee), Harvard, MAMarch 24, 2014
Pros: interesting environment, potential future
Cons: job for high school students
It was a nice environment to work into, it gave me a opportunity to learn form the researchers techniques they used for to their work.
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Great Place, Good for Steady Position
Marketing Intern (Former Employee), Boston, MAMarch 24, 2014
Pros: great culture, nice management, a lot to learn
It's Harvard, it's very well established, as is their internship program. They gave us interns a lot of materials (books, packets, mugs, etc) for improving ourselves, work ethic, time management, etc. It is a publishing company after all!

The place was very office like, but the people there were very nice. My manager was great, and did what she could – more... to help me understand what the Marketing department did. I helped out with trade shows, sat in on conferences. – less
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Pleasant Place to work
HVAC Operator (Current Employee), AllstonMarch 17, 2014
Pros: opportunity
Cons: competion
It's a great place to meet all walks of life.
There is always something new and interesting going on.
The campus is always expanding and creating new jobs.
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ok job - horrible management
Coordinator (Former Employee), Cambridge, MAMarch 1, 2014
Pros: location
Cons: overall, management does not respect staff
the culture/environment is not a healthy one - the people who are successful as staff for the most part spend most of their time gaming the system - there's a glut of middle management who seem to spend a lot of time not doing much - if you have a people focused manager, it can be a nice place to work - sadly, the majority of managers seem to be pretty – more... insecure, but also have inflated egos, which makes for a pretty unpleasant mix for staff – less
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Outstanding experience
Project Manager (Current Employee), Boston, MAFebruary 21, 2014
Outstanding research environment, co-workers and work life balance are fantastic
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A Machine!
Communications Specialist (Former Employee), Cambridge, MAFebruary 18, 2014
Great benefits for employees but very hard to advance here. Most departments had employees who has been there for years - and who were either not efficient or just plain set in their ways. Not a very innovative place to work.
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The Best Place to Work
Research Assistant (Former Employee), Cambridge, MAFebruary 18, 2014
I have worked many places, none have come close to working at Harvard. Great opportunities, the benefits were insane, and I worked with good people.
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One of the best higher ed places to work
Asst. Dir. for Finance and Grant Administration (Current Employee), Boston, MAFebruary 8, 2014
The reputation of Harvard is accurate even when it comes to employee relations.
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Productive and great benefits
Assistant Director of Operations and Security (Former Employee), Cambridge, MAFebruary 1, 2014
Great place to work, just tough commute. Have to pay to park, and not many options for commuter choices. Lots of opportunities, but a very political place to work.
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Really welcoming environment to work
Senior Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Cambridge, MAJanuary 29, 2014
Pros: great speakers that i was able to hear
Cons: just temporary position
I was lucky enough to get a temporary position at Harvard Kennedy School of Goverment which was very closely related to a past work experience. So I was able to start making a difference from day one and I really enjoyed my job.
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Great Experiece
Research Assistant (Current Employee), Cambridge, MAJanuary 28, 2014
Great experience. I really enjoyed working for the Department of Psychology.
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This was my first job straight out of high school
Administration Office Clerk (Former Employee), Boston MaJanuary 28, 2014
I really learned a lot working here, and was where I was able to take a part time after school job and turned it into a full time 2 year job.
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Harvard University
Post-doctoral Fellow (Current Employee), Cambridge, MAJanuary 16, 2014
Harvard is an exciting and dynamic environment to work. The academic environment provides constant intellectual stimulation. The program I am a part of also encourages wide-ranging collaboration. They are also considerate of life-work balance and have been generous with providing me the freedom to manage my time as I choose.