MIT Lincoln Laboratory
3.6 of 5 80 reviews
Lexington, MA
1000 to 5000 Employees
Nonprofit Organization
Aerospace & Defense

MIT Lincoln Laboratory, headquartered in Lexington, MA, is a U.S. Department of Defense research and development center chartered to apply advanced technology to problems of national security. We... More

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Rich Technical Challenges

The real-world challenges of U.S. security and protection provide a continuously evolving array of satisfying, cutting-edge research and development opportunities. Agile thinkers will enjoy the freedom to develop novel ideas and then build and test them in sophisticated real-world simulations. There is stability and funding for long-term research goals as well. Many projects are multidisciplinary and collaborative, allowing staff - who are all experts in their own fields - to learn from and inspire each other. There is also support for building collaborative relationships beyond the Lab. Because of our close relationship with MIT, there are opportunities to consult with MIT faculty and the Lab encourages and supports publication and presentation of results and participation in professional society activities.  

Support to Excel Professionally and Personally

Lincoln Laboratory provides a variety of benefits and amenities to support professional development and work/life balance, from generous tuition assistance and in-house courses on technical subjects and business management, to an on-site fitness facility, numerous sports leagues and clubs, and access to discounts on movies and museums. Some of our more unique opportunities include the Lincoln Scholars Program, which allows employees to apply for full-time pursuit of Master’s or Doctoral degrees; and eligibility for the Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program, which pardons remaining student loan balances after 10 years of full-time Lab service and loan payments.

Inclusive and Welcoming Environment

To assist new employees in transitioning into the Laboratory and local area, the Lincoln Laboratory New Employee Network offers opportunities for social and professional networking. Active employee resource groups provide an additional forum for employees to connect with colleagues of similar backgrounds and experiences.

Community Engagement

For those who value giving back, opportunities also abound. Educational outreach efforts include the Lab’s “Science on Saturday” program for kids – fun, free science demonstrations offered at the Lab several times each school year – and “CyberPatriot,” a national student competition to defend a simulated corporate network from external attacks. Community-based outreach ranges from “Support our Troops” initiatives to our holiday giving tree.

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Pros: A comfortable, 9-5 job with excellent benefits. A bit of freedom to find solutions to problems using your expertise. Full Review

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No Offer – Interviewed in Jan 2011 Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interview Details – I made email arrangements for an onsite interview. The interview went well, I talked to about 5 different groups. Then I never heard back from them. I emailed the HR rep several times, and he kept saying that he was waiting to hear back from the groups. After a few months, I gave up on them ever…Full Interview

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Four R&D 100 Awards (Lincoln Open Cryptographic Key Management Architecture (Software), Route Availability Planning Tool, Wavelength Beam-Combining Fiber-Coupled Diode Laser, & Wide Field-of-View Curved Focal Plane Array (WFC)), R&D Magazine, 2012
IEEE Milestones in Electrical Engineering & Computing, IEEE, 2012
Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Excellence - Research & Development Category, U.S. Small Business Administration, 2013
Two R&D 100 Awards (Photoacoustic Sensing of Explosives & Structured Knowledge Space (Software)), R&D Magazine, 2013
IEEE Employer Professional Development Award, IEEE Educational Activities Board, 2010

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