Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
4.0 of 5 44 reviews
www.broad.mit.edu Cambridge, MA

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2 people found this helpful  

positive experience, good stepping stone

Postdoctoral (Former Employee)
Cambridge, MA

Pros- smart people
- incredible resources
- culture of excellence
- very good regular meetings and conferences

Cons- emphasis on "big science" can be daunting
- have to be assertive to succeed
- projects tend to be huge there, so be prepared mentally
- sometimes it feels like science is being done for coolness' sake over and above utility

Advice to Senior Managementoverall, great place to to train and work
hard to criticize much there

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

    I worked in isolation with few guidelines and no overall vision for growth and excellence in software development.

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard


    Pros: Working in support of genomics research is fulfilling because of… Cons: Communication of requirements was poor, it was difficult to talk directly to end users who were, in fact, internal to the company. Legacy systems were… Advice to Senior Management: Encourage infusion of commercial best practice in software engineering by hiring software managers from industry. Implement social network software… More
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    An OK place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard


    Pros: Flexible time off. Independent work schedule, with easy hours. Casual atmosphere, you… Cons: Management doesn't take much interest in personal growth. No clear objectives… Advice to Senior Management: Take time for more interaction with employees. No clear course of action… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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