Temporary Office and Events Coordinator (Current Employee), Boston, MA – August 11, 2012
The employees are treated extremely well. There is a lot of value placed on personal growth and improvement; opportunities to learn new skills, software, academic subjects. People are respectful of one another, willing to help.
Mental Health Specialist (Current Employee), Belmont, MA – July 21, 2012
In a hospital-based setting, there is no "typical" day. However, upon arriving to work, I am expected to begin the day with energy, compassion, and attention to detail. I am actively learning the importance of individualized and group time management to running a cohesive care-based setting. I am fortunate to work among many talented and dedicated individuals – more... within an excellent teaching environment. Unfortunately, this position does not allow for room to grow without seeking higher education in nursing, though the patients I work with on a daily basis are the most enjoyable part of my work. – less
Program Administrator (Current Employee), Cambridge, MA – July 15, 2012
In my current role as Program Administrator with Executive Education, I coordinate the event planning for our weeklong programs: reserving rooms, assembling materials, and managing registration. I assist the Program Managers with mailings and outreach to market the various programs.
Research Assistant and Laboratory Manager (Former Employee), Cambridge, MA – July 8, 2012
•a typical day at work - working in a laboratory doing experiments for NASA and the NAVY •what you learned - how to document evidence in a scientific experiment •management - very passionate and driven •your co-workers - hard working and detail oriented •the hardest part of the job - cleaning up afeter an experiment •the most enjoyable part of the job – more... - successful experiments, proving our theories. – less
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Current Employee), Belmont, MA – June 22, 2012
fast paced, cutting edge, over hour working is normal, hard to maintain a healthy work/life balance, over crowded, but you are surrounded by really hard working smart people and you feel proud to be one of them.
Contract position with a group of dedicated technicians led by an excellent project manager.
Support Tech and Project Coordinator (Former Employee), Cambridge, MA – June 14, 2012
Mornings were used for visiting desktops of faculty and staff members whose email had been migrated to a new Exchange server the evening before. We usually each had 2 to 4 desktop visits and then would return to the office for our various responsibilities in carrying the project forward. We all helped with phone support and informational document writing. – more... We had to plan and set-up the migrations for the following week (done nightly Monday through Thursday); update the user database after each desktop completion; track open issues; maintain the project website; prepare reports, and send pre-migration and post-migration communications to all users. The team, including the project manager, worked very well together. The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting the staff and faculty of Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences division. – less
Great benefits with flexible hours, dedicated staff and faculty.
Senior Financial Associate (Current Employee), Boston, MA – June 13, 2012
Pros: flexible hours, good benefits
Cons: it's hard to move up in pay wage when you've had a few years of experience.
I have been a Financial Associate at Harvard for a little over 3 years and although there are days when there is a lot on my plate, it is manageable and the team I worked with is filled with wonderful people. Most of them are, but you learn to get around the ones who are used to getting their way as well. You have to learn quickly, especially the internal – more... software applications, which there are plenty of and you have to be proactive about learning deadlines. As with any financial job, there always seems to be a deadline, but if this is motivator for you, I'd say for it. – less
Assistant Project Manager, Major Capital Projects (Current Employee), Cambridge, MA – May 25, 2012
Pros: supportive atmosphere and co-workers.
Cons: fast pace environment always working around the academic year.
Very fast paced location, which always has something going on either academically or conference wise. But you do get to see some of the most influential people because of this. They stress and support additional learning thru seminars and conferences available to all employees, you just have to apply yourself. Very decentralized management style, each – more... college can set their own agenda within reason. That can sometimes be the hardest part of the job, learning the landscape. – less
Program Coordinator, Harvard Medical School (Current Employee), Boston, MA – May 22, 2012
I work in a small office, which is both good and bad. It's been beneficial because I have been able to get involved in many different areas of communication and it has helped to build my experience. However, working in a small office, I am not able to collaborate on projects as much as I would like. I enjoy working with other people and I wish that – more... was a bigger part of my job.
My boss and I work very well together and it has been a wonderful experience to work in the office. While I have enjoyed my time supporting postdoctoral fellows in their career development and supporting the mission of the office, it is time that I seek new opportunities that will challenge me and help to further my career as a communications specialist. – less
Communications Coordinator/Financial Assistant (Current Employee), Cambridge, MA – May 15, 2012
Harvard University is an excellent place to work for when you have the ability to get your foot in the door; however it can be rather difficult moving around when your in the University itself. All that said the benefits package is very good and the atmosphere is also one that is fairly rewarding.
Research Associate (Current Employee), Boston, MA – May 10, 2012
Pros: lots fun times and cultural getherings
Cons: weekly seminars and healthy scientific meetings
A place you always love to work Best team works Relaxed and fruitful research day every day Cultural meetings and funfairs health coverage by the university the hardest part of working at Harvard is its competitive environment