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MIT: Freedom of Academic

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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 for more than a year

Pros

Contact with smart, driven people across a range of sectors

Cons

Career development is entirely up to you, no one is going to help you.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Structure more career development

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Slow to get anything done

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MIT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly employees, prestige, campus culture is great

    Cons

    Holier than thou attitude, pay could be better, social misfits galore

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    MIT is for Faculty and Students

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    Current Employee - Academic Administrator
    Current Employee - Academic Administrator

    I have been working at MIT full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Strong focus on work-life balance. Lots of benefits-- solid medical and dental. Great environment if you like being around academics. Not a corporate environment. Very stable.

    Cons

    There is almost no room to grow beyond a certain (mid-level) position. Focus is on faculty, who have nearly all the high-level positions. Mid-to-upper management is most concerned with keeping things running-- not on innovating systems. That effort is put in on the academic side. Staff positions are primarily support staff-- perpetuating low-income brackets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be more opportunities for growth at the staff level. The current system requires employees to fit into somewhat narrow categories-- limiting opportunities to learn new skills and progress professionally. More and higher-level general management positions should be run by administrative staff instead of professors with support staff.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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