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Former Employee - Postdoctoral Associate  in  Cambridge, MA
Former Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Cambridge, MA

I worked at MIT full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

I worked in MIT Sloan and was given a nearly limitless budget for experimentation. The difference between this and typical universities purses was highly significant.

Cons

MIT bureaucracy is similar to government (many levels of redundancy) - making it sometimes difficult to do things outside of the box (especially when they deal with making or spending money).

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"Management" in this case is supervisor dependent. For me, it was excellent.

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    Interface with amazing people, great work-life balance

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    Former Employee - IT Developer  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - IT Developer in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at MIT full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Wonderful work-life balance. I was allowed to work from home as needed, the vacation schedule is very generous. Not much overtime expected.

    A lot of freedom in getting the job done - a great place for independently-minded workers.

    MIT is a fun place! The staff gets to participate in many of the events and extra-curricular activities for students such as the sailing club, MIT fitness center, etc.

    Food trucks. Enough said.

    Cons

    In most academic support roles there is no clear career path. This makes it tricky to progress in a career if you're in administration.

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    the smartest people in the world, but occasionally myopic

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MIT part-time

    Pros

    always challenging with a collaborative environment, smart people with a variety of backgrounds and from many different cultures. great funding and full of innovation and support for new ideas

    Cons

    a little too theoretical, sometimes not well "hooked" into industry and the world of business.

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