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MIT Lincoln Laboratory is a friendly, academic environment in which many thrive

Intern (Former Employee)
Lexington, MA

ProsThere is so much to be done in the defense industry that the Laboratory has a wide array of projects and activities. Because these are problems that no one else has solved, you often have to start from the bottom up, which provides you with a great learning opportunity. Everyone is friendly and supportive and openly shares their knowledge and skills. The environment is very laid back, but the work is still challenging. Also, because of the nature of the business, projects are always rotating, which allows employees to tackle on a huge range of problems in their time there.

ConsI honestly have very few complaints about MIT Lincoln Laboratory. It was a great place for me to work, but it may not be for everyone. If you thrive on the corporate competitiveness, you may not thrive at the Laboratory; it is a semi-academic environment that relies in shared knowledge and cooperation instead of competition. The salaries are fair and the benefits are amazing, but they may not pay quite as much as the private sector; this doesn't seem to be an issue for many people who find the benefits and flexibility to be more important than the exact pay.

Advice to Senior ManagementTransparency is beneficial in the long run.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lincoln Laboratory is a good place to start or end a career.

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    Pros: Working at MIT Lincoln Laboratory looks excellent on the resume. If you can get in the door it will definitely give your career a… Cons: LL is a huge bureaucracy. There is minimal opportunity for upwards advancement. Unless you have a phd you will largely be held back… Advice to Senior Management: Provide greater opportunity for advancement. Attempt to have income… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Research Assistant (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at MIT


    Pros: Best research in the world is done here, the equipment here is great, you usually… Cons: the professors are sometimes too busy to look after you, so you really have to develop research skills in classes or on your own. … Advice to Senior Management: i would say to hire and train students, not just… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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