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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Client Service Representative

"Would recommend Harvard Medical to anybody for interesting and diverse fields."

What do you like about working at Harvard University?

"Challenge of working with some very smart people in all of fields of the medical school."

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

"Be yourself, stay positive."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"More funds for training in the budget."

Research Analyst

"The university is very supportive of its staff and provides excellent opportunities for growth."

Cook

What do you like about working at Harvard University?

"Liberty."

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

"Be willing."

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

"Too many processes."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Really, listen."

Teaching Assistant

"It was a great experience (but, only part-time)."

Contractor

What do you like about working at Harvard University?

"I am contracting at Harvard now. I was an employee prior to becoming a contractor. It has excellent benefits, is a good place to learn new skills, and for a university, the compensation is good."

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

"This is a casual work environment. If you go there in a suit, you will probably be the only one wearing one, so make it a casual suit."

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

"The career development track has to be felt out by the individual. There's ample opportunity to move around, but the track inside the department may not be clear."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Better career development programs on the departmental level."

Scientist

What do you like about working at Harvard University?

"High level work."

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

"Involved in high level work."

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

"Money issues."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Co-lab work."

Consultant

"Horribly managed, unprofessional work environment."

What do you like about working at Harvard University?

"As a consultant, paid well."

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

"A horribly managed, unprofessional work environment where social clique standing trumps organization performance. Watch your back working here! I agree with the former comments about the borderline illegal HR practices and the IT Department. An absolute embarrassment to the Harvard brand."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Various directors/management need to be replaced, and the culture improved to promote integrity and professionalism."

IT Administrator

"Great place to work, great opportunity for career advancement."

What do you like about working at Harvard University?

"The best facility to work."

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

"Nothing to complain."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Great people."

Research Fellow

"Very good opportunity."

What do you like about working at Harvard University?

"Good exposure to recent developments in biostatistics."

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

"Go for it."

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

"Too cold for me."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Keep it up."

IT Manager

"Great life, no motivation."

What do you like about working at Harvard University?

"Good balance of personal and professional life."

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

"Make this a stepping stone. Don't fall into the trap and stay there for a long time. Your career will stagnate and you will have done nothing to write on a resume."

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

"Politics, no professional development, change does not happen rapidly. You do not need to be a performer to work there."

Director of Genome Annotation

"a short an informative"

What do you like about working at Harvard University?

"Innovation and intellectual atmosphere."

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

"You must have the best in terms of skills and experience and be prepared for taking up challenging tasks."

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

"Lack of career growth."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Provide career growth to the young best and the productive."

Harvard University Employee

"This was HS job back before benefits even came into play."

What do you like about working at Harvard University?

"I was an HS student and got to be part of the Harvard Community. This was the Armenian CHAIR at Harvard , as opposed to the University itself, so it was non-profit."

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

"Organizational skills are very helpful."

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

"I liked the international community. Every day I met people form all over the world. I wasn't educated enough at 17 to be able to converse that much with them in their languages. They all spoke English so it was never a problem."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Keep giving HS students opportunities!"

Media Technician

What do you like about working at Harvard University?

"Where else can you work with David Gergen, Jeff Sachs and George Soros in the same day."

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

"Go for it. (It looks good on the resume)"

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

"They could pay a bit more."

Lab Manager

"Excellent opportunity to grow."

Researcher

"Harvard Univ. places the prestige of being at Harvard over everything else."

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 is the highest paying job at Harvard University?

According to our data, the highest paying job at Harvard University is a Associate Dean at $196,000 annually. Browse Harvard University Salaries by Job Profile.

What is the lowest paying job at Harvard University?

According to our data, the lowest paying job at Harvard University is a Customer Service Representative at $16,000 annually. Browse Harvard University Salaries by Job Profile.

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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