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Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
46 Reviews

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Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard Director Eric Lander
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A great place to start an engineering career

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA

    Pros

    Information sharing environment. You have opportunities to keep up with the most trendy technologies. Lots of scientific as well as tech seminars to make you well informed.

    Life and work balance is pretty good. Very flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Salary is at the lower end of industry level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more recognition.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Flexible, laid-back place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    Pros

    It is a very laid back atmosphere, but at the same time people that want to get ahead and learn have opportunities to do so. The job is much more flexible in comparison to some other jobs in biotech, and management is very understanding. They are very good about letting people do what they are most interested in, within reason. They do have trainings though where employees can learn new statistical programs and such, which is good.

    Cons

    Some days can be a little slow and the work often tends to be repetitive. You might be able to learn more working in a more academic setting, but it depends on what you are looking for exactly. There are some opportunities for advancement, but you can also end up working as a technician for several years doing the same thing over and over again. Some of the employees that I have encountered are not extremely motivated and don't work a lot. On the other hand, some other people are brilliant and work extremely hard, so it can be a mix. Finally, since the Institute is still growing substantially, organization is not the greatest at this moment. It can be frustrating to navigate the surroundings since they change often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve organization, screen potential employees more carefully.

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  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Top notch science if genomics is your thing

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    Current Employee - Computational Biologist  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Computational Biologist in Cambridge, MA

    Pros

    The people here are the best at what they do, and you get to learn from them every day. The work environment is socially relaxed and informal, if scientifically intense. Opportunities to make professional contacts in the Boston area are excellent, and the institute hosts many interesting seminars.

    Cons

    There could be more collaboration and communication between groups, especially if they see one another as competitors. This gets in the way of science.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage groups to work together more.

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    It was an awesome experience working there.

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    Current Employee - Student  in  Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Student in Pune (India)

    Pros

    Academic Excellence.
    Close-knit Community.
    Involved Students.
    Top-notch Professors.
    Merit Scholarships.
    Class Size.

    Cons

    Homogeneous Population.
    Demanding Schedule.
    Cost of Tuition.
    Transferring Credits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  6.  

    Great culture.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Strong culture of collaboration. Good benefits. Amazing building and really great atmosphere to go to work to every morning. The proximity to MIT and the connections to other major hospitals bring in an air of privilege and importance of the work -- helps with motivation on a bad day.

    Cons

    Somewhat weak administration. Recent high-level turnover and a series of questionable financial decisions. Funding is largely based on private philanthropy and federal grants, so jobs seem to come and go with the general economic climate.

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  7.  

    great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flexibility collaborative innovative would recommend to others

    Cons

    few career ladders need to be better defined

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  8.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The opportunities for collaboration, the resources

    Cons

    The pay might be lower?

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