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It's a great experience that will lead to many more opportunities

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Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge, MA

I have been working at MIT

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Pros

Great people, great science, lots of great seminars.

Cons

In general the facilities aren't great for such a prestigious university. Benefits are pretty bad especially for postdoctoral fellows.

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  1. Great.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at MIT

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    Pros

    There are a lot of smart people. The environment is friendly and motivating. Moreover, the opportunity is fair to everyone.

    Cons

    Too much pressure before obtaining a tenure. Extremely hard to qualify to be a professor here. Little assurance of a life time job.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on keeping the traditional characteristic of MIT instead of expanding into totally new realms solely for commercial purpose.


  2. Wonderful place to obtain academic work experience.

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    Current Employee - Financial Administrator in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Financial Administrator in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at MIT

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can gain great academic exposure at MIT. There is room for growth and learning both through work experience and courses offered by the university. You can benefit from the tuition reimbursement program, where you can pursue a master's degree at night or a second degree.

    Cons

    Movement up the career ladder is challenging. There is not established career path for administrative staff. Many staffers stay a long time in their career and can block movement into selected roles. Also due to the lack of a career path/plan I have seen many good staffers get passed over with hiring managers selecting friends or people they have known in other roles.

    Advice to Management

    Establish a career plan for staff. Also develop a program where junior staff can participate on committees university wide.


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