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Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. GOOD PLACE

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Boston, MA

    I have been working at MIT full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great place, specially for science education talks

    Cons

    very competitive, Boston is a cold place be aware of weather snow and cold. people are cold and get friendly not that easily.


  2. Sometimes unorganized, but easy to work for with lots of perks.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Research Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Intern - Research Associate in Boston, MA

    I have been working at MIT as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great resources, easy access to the t, access to parking and campus resources. They also offer discount mbta monthly passes for employees, which is great.

    Cons

    The administration can be very unorganized. For instance, I was asked for my spring schedule before I was hired, then asked again after being hired. They accidentally gave me the wrong schedule, anyway, so I'm not really sure what happened.

    Advice to Management

    Try to make it so lab managers communicate more effectively with everyone in the lab, please.


  3. Anazing

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at MIT full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working at MIT is great for young energetic people who want to get ahead in both industry and education. People are friendly and they give a lot of opportunities.

    Cons

    Real estate in Cambridge and Boston is rediculous! You have to live very far away to make your money stretch because of a he crazy cost of living


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  5. Awful, worst year of my life. I wish I had not accepted the job as it is now super difficult for my to explain why I ch

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at MIT

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Unlimited funding, campus has a lot of faciities, the city is beautiful, there is a lot of diversity on campus.

    Cons

    Horrible hours, no medical assistance, discrimination, theft in the workplace


  6. One of the best universities to work in the US

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at MIT full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Incredible research environment at this school

    Cons

    There are no downsides of being at MIT


  7. Loved working with students

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at MIT full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Company had many benefits and salary was good.

    Cons

    very difficult to get another job

    Advice to Management

    need to have more options for growth


  8. Senior Software Developer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at MIT

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People here are very friendly and work together with respect. There are flexible guidelines for time and occasional working from home. Time off policies are very generous.

    Cons

    Compensation is a bit below the market, and there are the usual politics and confusion of an educational institution.

    Advice to Management

    Find some clear directions and move forward, there is too much discussion of change and too little detail of what is wanted.


  9. Flexible and Fun.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at MIT full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility, Great Benefits, and decent pay.

    Cons

    Could pay more, needs more transparency, a better structure for career development.

    Advice to Management

    Incorporate Bonuses.


  10. Student Services area within MIT

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at MIT full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great students, faculty and staff to work with, a very talented but unaffected group of people for the most part. This is a community of people who like to solve problems. Students are quick learners, and that is true with practical and professional skills as well as with intellectual skills.

    Cons

    If you want to work with students from a broader liberal arts background, there is a relatively small proportion of students majoring in those fields here. This is primarily a STEM community. I thought initially that could be a problem for me, but it has not been at all. Liberal arts skills are in evidence in electives and in student activities, and the students are great.


  11. A great university to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications Administrator in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Communications Administrator in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at MIT

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent salaries, flexible hours, casual dress, autonomy at work

    Cons

    Complicated promotion process, it is hard to promote outstanding employees from support staff to staff positions, it takes years sometimes. Raises are yearly and are very small. Bonuses are scarce to nonexistent.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of outstanding employees once you have them, especially after they have learned to navigate the MIT labyrinths. Compensation should be adequate to employees efforts and hard work. Look at those who run the business of the institution while saving money to the institute and getting the job done properly.



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