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MIT Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated Jul 15, 2014
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4.1 324 reviews

94% Approve of the CEO

MIT President L. Rafael Reif

L. Rafael Reif

(94 ratings)

91% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work/life balance was also very good for this position(in 14 reviews)

  • Exposure to cutting edge science and an invaluable professional network(in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can blend to be one ambiguous blob(in 13 reviews)

  • People stay very late for doing research, not ideal for graduate students who have families(in 13 reviews)

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    Watch where people change the world at MIT!

    Research Associate (Current Employee) Cambridge, MA

    ProsDepending on your position, the pay is great. There are so many opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration and the work is very fulfilling and rewarding in many ways.

    ConsYour career is what you make it. If you don't seek advancement or growth, your career will probably remain stagnant. But be the first to do something new and innovative and you will see your future is what you make it!

    Advice to Senior ManagementI have none.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent Working Environment.

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Cambridge, MA

    ProsMIT is a great place to work with decent pay and great benefits.

    ConsKeeping the faculty happy at all times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good benefits, relaxed atmosphere

    Administrative Assistant II (Current Employee) Cambridge, MA

    ProsCoworkers are understanding, great benefits, 3 weeks vacation first year, 4 weeks after that, pretty good pay

    Conslacking in room for growth

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter training processes, better raises

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Cambridge, MA

    Proswork hours is flexible (dependent on the PI though)

    Consnothing so far; maybe the salary isn't as high

    Advice to Senior Managementrespect on research work from the director would be great

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Competitive but engaging!

    Postdoctoral Associate (Current Employee) Cambridge, MA

    ProsGreat city, benefits, tons of project opportunities

    Consdifficult to balance work and life

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Administrative Assistant II

    Administrative Assistant II (Current Employee) Cambridge, MA

    Pros-Working with intelligent persons all around
    -Very accessible to public transportation
    -Half-off T passes

    I think that your experience at MIT very much depends upon your unique situation (supervisor, department, etc.).

    Cons-Support staff is not unionized.
    -No PPO health plan available.
    -Lack of promotions from within.

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    Internal development organization that truly allows quality of life decisions

    Senior Postdoctoral Associate (Current Employee) Cambridge, MA

    ProsCapable peers, flexible time and great benefits. The work-life balance is supported and encouraged, but there is a lot of confusion about priorities and goals,

    ConsSomewhat chaotic, different teams have uncoordinated agendas and there is a great deal of flux in the management

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo much reorganization can lead to confusion, constant twists and turns can lead to thrashing instead of progress.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    UROP

    Undergraduate Researcher (Former Employee) Cambridge, MA

    ProsIt is a very friendly environment and was a great learning environment to be a part of for a summer or academic year.

    ConsHad to work seven days a week due to the nature of the things I was working with.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very pleasant professional atmostphere at MIT

    Professor (Former Employee) Cambridge, MA

    ProsThe "corporate" culture at MIT is very nice and supportive. Staff and faculty work and
    cooperate in a very cordial atmosphere

    ConsNone that I can think of

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not change a thing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    MIT: Freedom of Academic

    Postdoctoral Research Associate (Current Employee) Cambridge, MA

    ProsContact with smart, driven people across a range of sectors

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementStructure more career development

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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