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Very high academic quality, not the friendliest place.

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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 an year)

Pros

High level colleagues, prestigious, impressive infrastructural support. If you've got the talent, then the sky is the limit. Some commuter perks help reduce costs (small $).

Cons

This varies from individual department and boss, but MIT is not the most nurturing environment. People expect you to work all the time, and it is a high stress place.

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    Taking a drink from a firehose

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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 an 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    UROP at MIT

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Researcher in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Researcher in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at MIT part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Students get paid to do work on campus and work with professors they respect. Many times they get very valuable experiences and great recommendations

    Cons

    The pay is very low (9.25/hr), and the online application process is rather difficult to access for some reason... There needs to be a clear THIS IS THE APPLICATION LINK on the webpage. Sometimes, the professors abuse students to do BS work. Not super common though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be a clear THIS IS THE APPLICATION LINK on the UROP webpage.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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