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Former Employee - Assistant Technical Staff  in  Lexington, MA
Former Employee - Assistant Technical Staff in Lexington, MA

I worked at MIT

Pros

Outstanding colleagues who are experts in their fields. Outstanding resources to get your job done. Great professional development opportunities including tuition reimbursement and internal/external seminars. Flexible work arrangements.

Cons

Career advancement can be slow.

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Lincoln Lab attracts outstanding employees who accomplish great things. Keep up the good work!

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    Interesting

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    Former Employee - R&D Researcher  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - R&D Researcher in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at MIT

    Pros

    Research was at times monotonous,others satisfying. The benefits are excellent. Management generally made a strong effort to communicate clearly and create a convivial atmosphere.

    Cons

    Work could get a bit tedious, with report styles changing to fit the personal preferences of a particular editor, which could be strict at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management could establish more of a presence between managerial meetings, responsibilities elsewhere, etc.

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    A great place to do research, but a lot depends on your research group and professor.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at MIT

    Pros

    Talented and creative coworkers. World class education focusing on problem solving skills and technical understanding. Great student culture (undergraduate). Tremendous opportunities that are easy to take advantage of, due to the huge and easily reachable pool of brilliant thinkers and world-class researchers (simple enough to schedule an appointment with a professor and discuss your idea). Great opportunity to network for the same reason.

    Cons

    Recent events resulting from the recession have shown the disconnect between the administration and the students/research community.
    Your experience depends a lot on the characteristics of the group you work with. I've worked with professors who are very quick in giving very strong feedback on how you are doing or can improve, and also with professors who don't communicate at all and get upset afterwards when I didn't do what they wanted.

    Compared to the cost of living in Boston, graduate RA stipends are a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not cut the budget for research groups above administrative units. Do not compromise MIT's main mission of world class research while not adjusting the growing bureaucracy.

    Please keep up the good work in listening to student input on campus-wide proposals, keep improving transparency in the process to allow the community to have its say on how MIT moves forward.

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