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Anonymous shared this review of Harvard University, United States on Sep 30th, 2019
"It can be a great place to work and the culture depends on your manager. I had a great one with clear expectations, I know others who didn’t have the best relationship with their managers."
Anonymous shared this review of Harvard University, United States on Jun 19th, 2019
"This is a pretty great place to work, with a very laidback work culture, lots of flexibility and great benefits, like PTO, the best health insurance ever, the winter break off, tuition assistance, 35 hour work week, etc. I would say the most negative thing is how entitled people start to get after working here (and that it's hard to transition to jobs in the real world)"
Anonymous shared this review of Harvard University on Mar 12th, 2019
"Research associate status gives 12 weeks maternity leave at 100% full-pay."
Anonymous shared this review of Harvard University on Nov 19th, 2018
"Look at the department and manager before accepting a position there. The pay isn't the greatest but the flexible hours and PTO days are really great!"
Anonymous shared this review of Harvard University on Jul 6th, 2018
"As long as you don't make waves and accept that you will be asked to do more and be compensated less than men, it is fine. "
Anonymous shared this review of Harvard University on Feb 23rd, 2018
"Was in a union job - the work was boring, but benefits were very good. "
Anonymous shared this review of Harvard University on Dec 22nd, 2017
"Lots of women in the office and in leadership positions. Faculty still skews heavily male. "
Anonymous shared this review of Harvard University on Nov 15th, 2017
"A very large organization - many different kinds of jobs and cultures, ymmv"
Anonymous shared this review of Harvard University on Sep 7th, 2017
"There are great benefits and a reasonable work/life balance. Research the department prior to starting if possible."
Anonymous shared this review of Harvard University on May 18th, 2016
"I worked in a small office of mostly women, so I'm not sure how helpful I can be in answering this question."
"Extremely female-friendly, a lot of women work here but there isn't any cattiness among colleagues. Good benefits, flex-time, people can work from home one day of the week. Colleagues, supervisors etc. don't make faces or comments if you have to leave early or come in late because of a doctor's appointment."
"I've worked at Harvard for 10 years. Though benefits (including maternity leave) are generous, and flexible work is well supported, leadership is largely male (despite the female president). I stay because the flexible work is super important to my family and personal life, but I haven't had a promotion or an expansion of my role in 7 years. That's the trade I am currently making."
"If you're ambitious, it is better to leave and then come back. It is difficult to get promoted, men and women alike, unless you just happen to be there at the right time and situation. For women who have children, it is much better, because there is a ton of flexibility. While HR doesn't do much for the employee, they also do not hurt the employee either; there are many reports of HR warning managers against saying anything about performance except offering how they can help."