MIT Reviews

528 Reviews
528 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
MIT President L. Rafael Reif
L. Rafael Reif
145 Ratings

    Inspiring; confining

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Consultant in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Consultant in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at MIT full-time (more than 10 years)


    Fabulously stimulating place to work and to be. Adventurous, willing to take chances. Very good benefits (although that has eroded some with the changes in the US economy).


    On the administrative side, you can take chances but risk losing trust and access if anything goes wrong. Extreme stratification in wealth, increasingly reflecting US and world economy. Raises at senior level can approach 20% a year while 3% is allocated for rest. The usual, "We're adults; employees act like children" attitude among senior managers -- although management teams are often the most infantile in how they conduct themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put resources behind announced priorities (like diversity). Dare to embrace and reflect a more democratic economy, in which front line staff are rewarded consonant with their contributions. Discipline truly bad (toxic) managers.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

MIT Interviews

Updated Nov 25, 2014
Updated Nov 25, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at MIT.

    Interview Details

    I heard back very quickly and had an interview within the week. I was interviewed by the main heads of the department. The people were pleasant, but it took a long time to hear back after the interview.

    No Offer
    Average Interview

MIT Awards & Accolades

Something missing? Add an award
Most Admired Companies in Research Science, Black Engineer & Information Technology, 2010
Best Companies for Workers Over 50, AARP, 2009
Show More

Additional Info

Unlock Profile
Headquarters Cambridge, MA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1861
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) really takes the prize. A leading research institution, the school is typically granted more patents annually than any other university, and about 60 people associated with MIT are Nobel Prize recipients. Blending that science and engineering acumen with a top business program (including the Sloan School of Management), MIT graduates have started more than 4,000 companies -- Hewlett-Packard and Intel, for example. MIT has more than 10,000 students, about 60% of whom attend graduate school. The faculty of the nearly three... More

Work at MIT? Share Your Experiences


Click to Rate