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  1. IT Consultant

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

    I worked at MIT full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great college environment with a lots of diversity.
    Close to transportation and the city.
    Competitive salaries.

    Cons

    Non support staff get paid once per month.
    Time off and continuing education benefits are not as good as neighboring universities .
    May be difficult to navigate such a wide spread campus

    Advice to Management

    Since MIT is an institute of higher learning, you should look to provide more opportunities for staff to learn as well.

  2. Managed several new initiatives

    Former Employee - Program Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at MIT full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart colleagues, great benefits, vision to make the world better place.

    Cons

    Academic institutions can sometimes be slow moving and MIT is not immune to it even if they are pretty agile.

  3. Work with the smartest people on the planet who are genuinely striving to improve the world.

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    Current Employee - Executive Director in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at MIT full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Egalitarian, mission driven, exciting, influential, impactful, human work environment. Very entrepreneurial "just do it" (build it / make it culture.) Lots of autonomy,

    Cons

    Surprisingly low tech in many systems and processes - quite bureaucratic procedures. Salaries can be quite stagnant. Not really growing so new opportunities may depend on waiting for people to leave or retire.

    Advice to Management

    Be more strategic about career advancement options within and across the organization. Find ways to reduce the gap between "faculty" and "staff" - they all contribute!

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  5. It is MIT, so probably no need to say much about it.

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at MIT full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It opens your eyes because you are working with the best engineers and scientists in the world.

    Cons

    Highly competitive, long hour working, facility is old

  6. Life Changing

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at MIT full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Unlike anywhere else I've been a part of, MIT is truly on the cutting edge of technology and making changes to the world

    Cons

    Being a student at MIT is like drinking water from a fire hose, you have to learn excellent time management skills and adjust for an offset work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Learn from your students

  7. Learning Resources Developer Intern - Lifelong Kindergarten Group

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    Former Intern - Learning Resources Developer in Cambridge, MA
    Former Intern - Learning Resources Developer in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at MIT as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    -Extremely fun group of people
    -Very creative
    -Hands-on experience
    -People want to hear your voice/ideas/opinions
    -Flexible schedule

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  8. A fantastic place to work. I was very happy working as a UROP assistant there.

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    Former Employee - UROP in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - UROP in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at MIT part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Great professors to work under
    -Very understanding of busy schedule
    -Pays well
    -Work varies a lot and keeps you very interested

    Cons

    -Challenging work!
    -If you are working in a small lab, there can be a lack of social aspect

  9. MIT LGO

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    Current Employee - MIT LGO Fellow in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - MIT LGO Fellow in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at MIT

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great fellowship, great industry exposure, great people.

    Cons

    Internship program forces thesis topic while attempting to add value to partner companies...seldom successful.

    Advice to Management

    Admin

  10. GOOD PLACE

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Boston, MA

    I have been working at MIT full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great place, specially for science education talks

    Cons

    very competitive, Boston is a cold place be aware of weather snow and cold. people are cold and get friendly not that easily.

  11. Sometimes unorganized, but easy to work for with lots of perks.

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    Current Intern - Research Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Intern - Research Associate in Boston, MA

    I have been working at MIT as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great resources, easy access to the t, access to parking and campus resources. They also offer discount mbta monthly passes for employees, which is great.

    Cons

    The administration can be very unorganized. For instance, I was asked for my spring schedule before I was hired, then asked again after being hired. They accidentally gave me the wrong schedule, anyway, so I'm not really sure what happened.

    Advice to Management

    Try to make it so lab managers communicate more effectively with everyone in the lab, please.

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