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94% Approve of the CEO

MIT President L. Rafael Reif

L. Rafael Reif

(94 ratings)

91% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Amazing place to work, challenged every day

    Associate Director (Current Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    ProsI work with students and am constantly challenged (in a good way) to learn more and do more. Very stimulating and overall excellent colleagues. Culture is a good fit from other top tier institution down the road - very down to earth. I am well-compensated for the work I do interfacing with students

    ConsNo real career trajectory - have had the same title for 5+ years. Very political so you have to be able to "play the game," which is not always easy to do.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink about the loyal, hard-working, results-producing employees (the "A" players), and how to help them, rather than spending energy on the mediocre or underperforming employees. Also, keep compensation competitive.

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

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    Great place to be with a work and life balance!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    ProsMIT is a great place to work! There are many opportunities to learn with their tuition reimbursement and everyone is very nice. There are many opportunities to participate in different groups and teams.

    ConsTime to finish everything to keep learning . . .

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

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    Great place with some quirks

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    ProsThey take really good care of their employees. The benefits are great and they support staff well with professional development seminars, large gatherings, and the work-life balance center.

    ConsThings are a little decentralized so it's hard to get things done sometimes. Students are also all very stressed and something that tension seeps into the staff atmosphere. Because things are so decentralized, I get the sense that the culture of individual offices varies drastically and thus impacts one's experience.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to try and coordinate university-wide staff communication.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people, a lot of work

    Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    ProsGreat people. The best thing about MIT is that you have the greatest people here. The professor are wellknow in their field. Your classmates are smart and hard working.

    The future is good. You have a lot of opportunities here.

    ConsThe compensation is low, for professors, graduate students, and postdocs.
    The professors expect a lot from their student. (maybe that is a pro.)

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    Great place to work.

    Postdoctoral Research Associate (Current Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    ProsAmazing environment in all aspects.

    ConsSalary is low as almost everywhere in academia.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Epic dysfunction at one of the top b-schools in the country--but great benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    ProsMIT offers exceptional benefits, including amazing tuition reimbursement opportunities and full-time health benefits for half-time work. In addition, you have the chance to work with some outstanding people and, depending on the role, deal with some interesting issues.

    ConsDysfunction is sweeping and systemic. Politics are rife at any university, but the intensity of the politics depends on who's leading the school at any given time. Under present leadership at the business school, politics are especially frenzied. Bureaucracy is such that the unfit are rarely fired and often promoted to leadership positions. The politically skilled rise swiftly; some are talented at other things, and some are not, but political skill trumps everything.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The premiere place for research in the US

    Research Scientist (Current Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    ProsGreat synergy, intellectual freedom, excellent employee support

    ConsCan be excessively competitive, compensation may lag some private industry equivalents

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Experience

    Postdoctoral Research Associate (Current Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    Prosvery good name of the brand

    ConsNot really a strong con i can name

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    Open minds

    Research Associate (Former Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    ProsFantastic intelligent people that work here -- people are open to each others ideas and are very much in tune with the next steps in higher education. Benefits are great as well.

    ConsHard to work yourself up, can sometimes feel lost. expected to put in a lot of work at times, enjoyability can vary based on how much you like your job.

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    Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems Research Experience for Undergraduates (EBICS REU) Undergraduate

    EBICS REU Undergraduate Researcher (Former Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    ProsInvolved and engaging professors
    Collaborative environment
    Interaction with other REU students

    ConsWas extremely sad to leave at the end

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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