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Very good community of vastly different people makes this an interesting place to work

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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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Very good benefits and sense of community. Many different ways to get involved in projects other than just doing your job.

Cons

Personal growth can be a challenge and you can get stuck in one position with no where to go

Advice to Management

More honesty and open communication with feedback relevant to your core functions

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  1. Helpful (7)

    Not happy with the culture of the lab

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    Former Employee - Assistant Staff in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Staff in Lexington, MA

    I worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Most employees and supervisors are easy to talk to. The lab invests in employees through tuition assistance. It is friendly to people with family, providing flexible hours, health benefits, and vacation days. The lab is investing in emerging areas like bioinformatics and is unlikely to go down.

    Cons

    The pay is below average in comparison to tech industry. The lab is bureaucratic. The employee headed social groups are equally bureaucratic and awful. There are little social interactions across the lab. Group cultures differ by a lot. A few supervisors are supportive of the employees, but they are very few. There is a consensus that most group leaders are poor managers. There are service groups that are bad place to be if you are young, intelligent, and driven. Many groups persist old boy school culture.

    Advice to Management

    Change the culture. Retain competitive people who are good at managing and in technical skills.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great projects and very smart people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Staff in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Technical Staff in Lexington, MA

    I have been working at MIT Lincoln Laboratory full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can find an expert in nearly every area, and they all are easy to talk to. Good mix of research/academia and industry. Opportunities to publish for those willing to put in the extra effort. Great benefits and vacation policy.

    Cons

    Flat organizational structure is great in many ways, but it could take a while for employees to get used to the fact that management cannot track all the moving parts all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Many staff members feel that they don't get enough positive and negative feedback. Let people know when you would prefer them have to say they're sorry rather than ask for permission.

    MIT Lincoln Laboratory Response

    May 13, 2014Recruiting Manager

    Your comments are nicely though out and capture key points of the Lincoln experience. We are working to continue improvement in employee feedback hope that you will see progress.

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