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Good community with lots of flexibility in research

Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Cambridge, MA

ProsGreat colleagues that are always willing to help out and provide advice.
Freedom to pursue own research interests (if adviser lets you)
Lots of resources when needed, never felt constraint by lack of resources

ConsHours can be long and unpredictable.
Actual situation very dependent on research advisers.
Some infrastructure (office and lab-space out-dated).

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in existing infrastructure, not just new buildings on campus.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place for post-graduate career

    Graduate Student (Current Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at MIT full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: smart people, great infrastructure, amazing professors Cons: very competitive at times, sometimes can get stressful Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Intellectually stimulating, cutting-edge environment that is socially lacking and extremely stressful.

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Current Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at MIT full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Intellectually, the work at MIT and collaborative institutes such as the Broad or MGH are unparalleled. The science that occurs… Cons: The culture of MIT is extremely high stress and work-a-holism. While the peer competitiveness is much lower than… Advice to Senior Management: More respect could be given to research staff and mid-senior level researchers such as postdocs. While they are still in a training phase, they are… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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