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Harvard University is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States which was established in 1636. Harvard University is devoted to superiority in teaching,learning and research and to develop leaders in many disciplines who make a difference worldwide. This Cambridge and Boston based university enrolls more than 20,000-degree candidates,including undergraduate,graduate and professional students whereas its faculties are always engaged with teaching and research so that they can push the boundaries of human knowledge. For offering a truly global education, Harvard has twelve degree granting schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.Harvard offers exceptional resources to the community of University, including libraries,laboratories,museums, and research centers to support academic work in almost any field or discipline.This university student experience is identified by unlimited possibilities and opportunities proliferate inside the classroom and out with over 8,000 courses from over 100 departments and countless programs in research.

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Over $10B
Large
Multiple locations
Child Day Care Companies, Colleges / Universities, Niche Education, Elementary & Secondary School
1636
Drew Gilpin Faust
What departments Harvard University employees work at?
DepartmentsRatio
other occupation31.9%
Scientists21.5%
Postsecondary Teachers15.2%
Administrative7.3%
Management - Other6.7%
Arts / Entertainment / Media6.3%
Mathematical Science5.6%
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Professional experience

How many years of experience do Harvard University employees have before joining?
Years of experience at Harvard University: Newcomers: 31%, Experiencers: 21%, Experts: 21%, Veterans: 27%. Harvard University employees have less than 3 years experience on average before joining.
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Where did Harvard University employees work before joining?
Where they've worked before Harvard University: Boston College, Boston University, Brigham and Women's Hospital. Typical Harvard University employees have worked at Boston College.
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Boston College
Boston University
Brigham and Women's Hospital
What industries did Harvard University employees work in previously?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Harvard University: Colleges / Universities, Niche Education, Elementary & Secondary School, Child Day Care Companies, Social Advocacy Organizations. Harvard University employees most likely come from a Colleges / Universities industry background.
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Where did Harvard University employees work before joining?
Past employers' size at Harvard University: Small: 32%, Medium: 14%, Large: 54%. Most Harvard University employees have previously worked at large companies.
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Educational background

What did employees at Harvard University study?
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Where did employees at Harvard University study?
Boston University
Harvard University
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Employee data

How long do people stay in a role at Harvard University?
Time employed at Harvard University: <1: 10%, 1-3: 31%, 4-8: 32%, 9-13: 13%, 14-20: 8%, 20+: 6%. Most Harvard University employees stay with the company for 4-8 years which is the same as the industry average.
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How does Harvard University rank for age & gender diversity?
Gender ratio at Harvard University: 56.1% Male and 43.9% Female. Age ratio at Harvard University: 16-20: 1%, 21-30: 40%, 31-40: 36%, 41-50: 12%, 51-60: 7%, 60+: 4%. Harvard University rates - 6.1% less female than the industry average. Most Harvard University employees are 21-30, which is below the industry median age range.
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Career advancement

How does Harvard University rank for career advancement?
Career advancement at Harvard University: low. Harvard University ranks low for career advancement which is above the industry average.
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Harvard University Reviews and Ratings

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Grants Manager
May 13, 2023
The Absolute Worst Part of Working for Harvard is
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5
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4
Salary & Benefits
5
Work-Life balance
5
Recognition & Support
2
Culture and Values
"You had to go there first. Right?" being asked by ~90% of people realizing where you work. "Harvard" has no magic to not make work be work and people be people. As such, and aside from investing more into success than most (i.e. training, recruiting, tech, etc.), there is little difference in comparison to surrounding R1's. I rated Harvard's culture and values based solely on an overt allegiance to a far-left dogma....with the occasional thinly veiled disgust shown towards non-conformists (~50/community) for added flavor. However, I neither witnessed or endured anything that would be considered targeting, bullying, reeducation, etc. Overall, I would describe my tenure at Harvard as rewarding - highlighting their excellence in "success" (referenced above).

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Support and Safety Nets
Most staff positions are undergraded - expect lower pay until ascending to management.
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Assistant, OCS Recruiting Program and Employer Relations
March 7, 2023
Assistant, OCS Recruiting Program and Employer Relations
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1
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1
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1
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I worked the role seamlessly for two months, and was told a job opening would be available. When I submitted my résumé for this position, it was rescinded without any opportunity to interview for this position, I was told because I didn’t have a cover letter, which was not one of the requirements for this position. Then I was brought in to speak to the hiring Director Deb&Kylee, where they proceeded to tell me that I don’t have the experience while I was working the position for two months, and was told I was doing a very good job. I feel the only thing that separated me from any other potential candidates was that I was a black man, and in this field and office I was one of two and constantly mistaken for the other black gentleman who worked at the company prior to my arrival. Six years of prior experience at this role, actual recruiting experience, and when I did apply for a role, I was interviewed by a person with no experience in recruiting or giving interviews. It’s just racist

Pros and Cons
No pros if you’re a black person better yet a black male
Will never allow black person to prosper.
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Construction Safety Officer
Cambridge, MA - May 5, 2021
The best company, job and co-workers in my entire work career
5.0
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5
Professional growth
5
Salary & Benefits
5
Work-Life balance
5
Recognition & Support
5
Culture and Values
Great leadership, support and direction, short and long term. Working areas and environment established by senior management created an environment that fostered excellence in safety, health and environmental activities.

Pros and Cons
Major support and direction
You have to pay to park on site
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Field Safety Officer
Cambridge, MA - April 14, 2021
Great management and supervision
5.0
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5
Professional growth
5
Salary & Benefits
5
Work-Life balance
5
Recognition & Support
5
Culture and Values
I worked on site for two years. Best place I have ever worked. The leadership lives continuous improvement at all levels and safety in all duties and responsibilities is the norm.

Pros and Cons
You are totally empowered to do your work and encouraged to voice your opinion.
Parking and police parking can be annoying
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What industry is Harvard University in?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Education/Training.
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Where is the headquarters of Harvard University?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
It’s in Cambridge, MA.
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What’s the gender distribution at Harvard University?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
43.9% female, 56.1% male.
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What year was Harvard University founded?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
1636.
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What’s Harvard University’s yearly revenue?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
over $10b, i think
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What’s the name of Harvard University’s CEO?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Drew Gilpin Faust.
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How long do people usually work for Harvard University?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
4-8 year(s).
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what kind of companies did Harvard University employees work for?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Large companies before Harvard University.
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what are the chances of career advancement at Harvard University?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
low.
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who are employees usually hired by after leaving Harvard University?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Boston University, Broad Institute, Harvard Business School, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Tufts University.
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Where did employees work before joining Harvard University?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Boston College, Boston University, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Business School, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tufts University.
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What’s the average age at Harvard University?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
21-30, 31-40.
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What kind of degree do you need to work at Harvard University?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
typically one of the followings Bachelor of Arts, No higher education, Doctor of Philosophy, Bachelor of Science
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Working at Harvard is a great place to work for graduate students. The faculty and staff are readily available and have established a strong support system. 😊
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9 months ago
Collegial and very organized place to work. Amazing managers and a well-organized team. 👍
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9 months ago
I learned much about collaborating and working with other staff, faculty, and administrators. ✌
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When most think of Harvard University, you think of prestige, excellence, and the best university on the planet. Well, working there for several years, I can honestly say that what people think fits a T. 👌
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9 months ago
I truly enjoyed working at Harvard University. It was a joy being surrounded by so many talented and educated individuals. 😊
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9 months ago
My manager was extremely supportive and able to bring out my best.
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I worked at Harvard in various departments for 15 years, leaving in 2007 to return to Michigan. I had non-exempt positions early in my career with excellent job security and benefits. 🙌
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8 months ago
The opportunity afforded to me working at HU was and will be an experience that shall be hard to replicate. 😌
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8 months ago
It is a good place to work, with no complaints, good compensation, a bright future, and lots of opportunities would recommend it to my friends and family who would like to be retired from here. 😊
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Excellent Paternity leave benefits; after 7 years of service, you get a full 4 weeks fully paid, 2 weeks before that.
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8 months ago
Many options for paid maternity and paternity leave.
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8 months ago
Available for both moms and dads. 😊
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Health insurance premiums vary based on your salary. Their high-deductible plan is not particularly appealing, though, with low HSA contribution. 😕
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8 months ago
Health benefit is comprehensive for individuals and their families; retiree health is excellent. Some aspects could be more robust to remain competitive with the private industry. 👏
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8 months ago
Easy access to health care.
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I also gave a grad student interview. I was asked reasons for attending and the philosophy behind the lesson demo.
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9 months ago
Is student leaer a poistion? 🤔
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9 months ago
I was asked what sort of reasearch have you done...
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I interviewed at Harvard University. The director was honest about the position and asked meaningful questions about the job, its perks, benefits, and daily duty. Nice and friendly, no pressure ever felt. It was a smooth experience for me.
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8 months ago
You must have accepted the offer after the interview!
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8 months ago
How did you apply for it?
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great financial aid package that includes a guaranteed graduate research role upon acceptance for those enrolled in master's degree programs. 👏
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8 months ago
Yes, Excellent, especially if you want to study at Harvard. 👍
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8 months ago
Harvard University has good Tuition Assistance for its employees.
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What are vacation and PTO look like?
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9 months ago
Vacation starts at 2 weeks per year for a new hire, then after 5 years (I believe), increases to 3. You also get personal days that can be used for a myriad of reasons. Plus, all holidays off or when the university as a whole is closed.
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9 months ago
Very generous amount of vacation given. I've been here a while, so I get 4 weeks a year. 😅
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I have heard about the lucrative benefits package the university is offering. Is there any truth to it?
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8 months ago
401k, vacation days, and attending school for $40 a class. 👍
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8 months ago
Great benefits. The clerical and technical workers union is fantastic. 👏
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