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Current Employee - Graduate Student in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Graduate Student in Cambridge, MA

I have been working at MIT full-time (less than a year)

Pros

- Excellent working environment
- Lots of interesting people
- Good supervision by PIs
- Flexible working hours
- International community
- Excellent sports facilities

Cons

- Work-life balance
- Strongly oriented to 'fashion' topics in science
- Some groups paranoidal secretive
- Big Bang Theory in real life
- Some tenure professors expect insane workload

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  1. Best place in the world to do science

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    Current Employee - Technical Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Technical Assistant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at MIT full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, Gym access, huge number of club sports. Free tuition to take one class per semester. Minimal paperwork. Constant free food and lectures.

    Cons

    Boston is cold. Housing in the area is very expensive. There are no real cons other than this one, sorry.

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  2. Postdoctoral research associate, very satisfied

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    MIT has a fantastic work environment and the best academic environment anywhere in the world. Highly recommended for a postdoc or a professorship.

    Cons

    The postdocs here don't have the same sorts of rights that they do elsewhere. A few that come to mind: gym membership costs are the same as staff rather than students, so $500/yr; the salary is a little low; and we have no consulting rights and the IP policy is definitely skewed in MIT's favor.

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