Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

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Interesting, challenging work but could be better organizationally.

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

I have been working at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Pros

The intellectual environment is great, very stimulating, regular talks where groups present original research. Facilities are excellent, lots of resources. Very informal, flexible environment.

Cons

Lack of clear career paths. Salaries are intentionally set below equivalent industry positions. Working in Kendall Square can either be great if you live close to public transportation, or a nightmare if you have to commute from the suburbs. Interaction between groups could be better. Work can be valued according to how much and where you publish papers, which can be a drawn out, convoluted and political process.

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

    I worked at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

    Pros

    The environment at the Broad Institute of Harvard University and MIT fosters creativity, teamwork while working on complex biological questions.

    Cons

    It is hard to progress and change roles at the Broad institute of Harvard and MIT. Must be prepared to enjoy what you sign up for.

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    Your employees are your greatest asset. Please pay attention to the salary and benefits of the biotech companies located in Cambridge.

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    The Broad is a great place to work as a career scientist and as a postdoctoral scientist.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

    Pros

    Amazing collaborative scientific environment. Very supportive for new and cutting edge ideas. Large lofty scientific goals makes for an exciting but demanding place to work.

    Cons

    Challenging work environment for trainees. The organization is still building up support for postdoc associates in areas of career development. Because of the size of the environment and volume of projects, it is very easy to get involved in too many things simultaneously.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more support for trainees (postdocs and graduate students) in this environment. For postdocs especially more needs to be done in the areas of career development.

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