MIT Lincoln Laboratory

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Summer Intern

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Former Employee - Summer Research in Lexington, MA
Former Employee - Summer Research in Lexington, MA

I worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory as an intern (less than a year)

Pros

Very research oriented. Very cool. Very flexible. PAY

Cons

Lack of growth. No structure.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

MIT Lincoln Laboratory Response

Oct 9, 2013Recruiting Manager

It's great that your internship was a good experience. We hope that you will consider us for full time work when you are ready. While we are not structured with a lot of levels that might be viewed ... More

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent place for cutting edge technology

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    Current Employee - Associate Technical Staff in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Technical Staff in Lexington, MA

    I have been working at MIT Lincoln Laboratory full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some of the best mix of the benefits of academia and Industry. Risky, interesting work, without the constant need to publish. Generally well-funded projects. Very flat hierarchy, with management promoted from the engineering ranks.

    Cons

    Publishing and conferences quite difficult due to release review process. Management that comes from engineering may not have the best managerial skills. Flat hierarchy makes advancement a bit mysterious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advancement path is opaque. Promoting engineers to management has many benefits, but some basic management mistakes will be made.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    MIT Lincoln Laboratory Response

    Oct 9, 2013Recruiting Manager

    Thank you for posting this review. I am pleased that you raised the mix of academia and industry as that is one of the truly unique features of the Laboratory. Preparing employees for management ... More

  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Disappointing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA

    I worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Dedicated people, interesting and important work.

    Cons

    Culture has some major shortcomings. Senior management all work in silos with blinders on. Support staff treated very differently than scientific staff, incredible culture of entitlement even though they claim they are a meritocracy. Career opportunities exist only for privileged few.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your HR department needs a serious overhaul. Senior managers are seriously out of touch with the rank and file.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    MIT Lincoln Laboratory Response

    Oct 9, 2013Recruiting Manager

    I am sorry that your experience was disappointing. Hopefully, over your 5 years here you had some positive experiences. We take all input seriously and recognize that all areas of the Laboratory ... More

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