Harvard University Employee Job Reviews in the United States

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4.1
Average Rating
(based on 93 Harvard University Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
4.2
Growth Opportunities
3.5
People You Work With
4.5
Person You Work For
4.3
Rewards You Receive
3.7
Support You Get
4.2
Way You Work
4.2
Work Setting
4.3
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Harvard University Employee

"Worked for a research group for 4+ years. Amazing team and a good experience on the group level. Good compensation if you stay within reasonable tasks for a staff assistant. Hard to get a raise or recognition."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Media Technician

"My time at this job was very enjoyable. However their policy not to give more than 17 hours to part time employees to avoid paying health benefits was distasteful. Harvard campus is world-renown and my interactions with staff and faculty were very pleasant."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Postdoctoral Fellow

"My postdoctoral studies focused on Biochemistry to understand more about biological mechanisms and synthesizing organic intermediates to understand the biological synthesis of natural products. Also, I am trained in developing and finding novel drugs for Multidrug Drug Resistance Tuberculosis/HIV patients. During this project I closely worked with MDs, research scientists and patients from the United States and South Africa along with several individuals from Harvard Affiliated Hospitals."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Associate Computational Biologist

"The Broad Institute has been selected as a top place to work for several years in a row, and they really do try hard to create an ideal work environment for genomics research."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Financial Assistant

"HBS is an excellent place to work. The people are friendly and the work environment is safe. People are always willing to help. The HBS campus cannot compare to any other within the University; it is clean and inviting."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Communications Manager

"Colleagues mean well, but serious lack of communication resources and autonomy."

What do you like about working at Harvard University?

"I have a flexible work schedule and I work with kind people."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"The group decision-making process here is very frustrating -- ask what the decision-making culture is like for your department."

What don't you like about working at Harvard University?

"There is a serious lack of autonomy in decision-making and use of resources."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Give your communications people the resources they desperately need -- our struggles affect the entire school across all departments."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Staff Assistant

What do you like about working at Harvard University?

"A top-notch educational facility that fosters a multicultural, open-minded, progressive environment for the students, as well as employees."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Learn all about what Harvard has to offer -- to students, as well as to employees."

What don't you like about working at Harvard University?

"I have no idea what that would be. It was great!"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I have no idea how I would do anything differently. It's great as it is!"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Prototype Technician

"Excellent organisation with a dynamic workplace and entrepreneurial spirit."

What do you like about working at Harvard University?

"Co-workers, management, flexibility, customer interaction, responsibilities given, decision making opportunities, biking to work."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be yourself and keep an open mind but never discredit your own ingenuity."

What don't you like about working at Harvard University?

"I'm quite content with my current position. I would improve the job by creating a cleaner method of recycling ZP150."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Keep up the great work! RV is the glue that keeps the fab lab together."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Contractor

What do you like about working at Harvard University?

"Sufficiently busy making although too inefficient and distracted by fads."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Ask difficult questions, press for meaningful answers, and don't enable."

What don't you like about working at Harvard University?

"Too quick to grasp at passing fads with too little deep experience."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Employ deeply experienced, technically adept wise & compassionate workers & managers."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
IT Manager

What do you like about working at Harvard University?

"Chance to learn new and leading technology and chance to take free courses as well."

What don't you like about working at Harvard University?

"Nothing to point out as I enjoyed working for a great University."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"They should encourage younger people who comes with new and bright ideas with great vision."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Research Intern

What do you like about working at Harvard University?

"Working with people that were great at what they do to help others."

What don't you like about working at Harvard University?

"Hard to feel like you're good enough amongst your co-workers."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Would emphasize more on mentorship between senior and junior faculty."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

"It is a No1 University wold wide."

What do you like about working at Harvard University?

"Harvard provides super training programs and research courses to employees."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"This is one of the best universities in the world with many smart people. Be prepared for it."

What don't you like about working at Harvard University?

"Training programs and career development. I have learned a lot here."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"More collabrations and more training in statistic classes would be very helpful."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Senior Analyst

What do you like about working at Harvard University?

"Smart and engaged people, not competitive, very collaborative, great boss, learning orientation."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be aligned with the mission, since salary is not market."

What don't you like about working at Harvard University?

"The pay is poor and I am not sure the mission is the right fit."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Give a bit more constructive feedback or push back if something is off."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Harvard University Employee
Work Setting 4 / 5 Company Culture 2 / 5
Graduate Student

What do you like about working at Harvard University?

"It's amazing, because I get to study exactly what I want every day."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"You must have experience in research before you interview at Harvard."

What don't you like about working at Harvard University?

"I need to commute a long way to get to work."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I don't think I would do much differently, except keep the areas extremely organized."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

Harvard University Reviews FAQs

Is Harvard University a good company to work for?

Harvard University has an overall rating of 4.1 Average Rating out of 5, based on over 93 Harvard University Review Ratings left anonymously by Harvard University employees, which is 5% higher than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. 98% of employees would recommend working at Harvard University.

Does Harvard University pay their employees well?

Harvard University employees earn $50,500 annually on average, or $24 per hour, which is 23% lower than the national salary average of $66,000 per year. 32 Harvard University employees have shared their salaries on CareerBliss. Find Harvard University Salaries by Job Title.

How satisfied are employees working at Harvard University?

98% of employees would recommend working at Harvard University with the overall rating of 4.1 out of 5. Employees also rated Harvard University 4.2 out of 5 for Company Culture, 3.7 for Rewards You Receive, 3.5 for Growth Opportunities and 4.2 for support you get.

What are the pros and cons of working at Harvard University?

According to reviews on CareerBliss, employees commonly rated the pros of working at Harvard University to be Company Culture, Growth Opportunities, People You Work With and Person You Work For, and no cons.

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