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Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. Great job to work at while in school. Pretty low wage for summer opportunities. Would only work part time for them.

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

    I worked at MIT part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great job to work at while in school. Lots of experience before graduation. Companies will like you because you went here.

    Cons

    Pretty low wage for summer opportunities. Would only work part time for them. Some supervisors don't care what you do really.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it going!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Work hard, learn fast

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MIT

    Pros

    Amazing place to learn, surrounded by really smart and ambitious people. Your life will be like "drinking from the fire hose"

    Cons

    Unhealthy work/life balance. High living-cost around Kendall square.

  3. MIT LGO

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    Current Employee - MIT LGO Fellow in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - MIT LGO Fellow in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at MIT

    Pros

    Great fellowship, great industry exposure, great people.

    Cons

    Internship program forces thesis topic while attempting to add value to partner companies...seldom successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Admin

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Research Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MIT

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work. All the research facilities are amazing. But the most important is that you get the benefits of being a student and can use all the facilities at MIT.

    Cons

    You are at the same time a researcher and a student so your hours are long and don't include class work which makes them longer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Two year postdoc at MIT

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at MIT

    Pros

    MIT offers an exceptional environment for researcher. There are numerous resources one can use in campus and it is a life time opportunity to meet the Toppest people in the world.

    Cons

    The pressure is expected high because one will be surrounded with talented scholars. The salary is not enough for living cost at Boston

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Incredible work-life balance & benefits

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    Current Employee - Web Designer
    Current Employee - Web Designer

    I have been working at MIT full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Amazing people & great benefits. I've been there for 15 years in a variety of positions, and I've love working there.

    Cons

    For my field, the salary isn't competitive. I'd love to stay, but I can make so much more money elsewhere. That said, the benefits are worth a lot!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. GOOD PLACE

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    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. Great place for research

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    PIs are helpful and knowledgeable, will drive students hard. Experience varies greatly by PI. Support system is great

    Cons

    A bad PI will make life difficult. Small salary relative to talents. Long days and nights. Expensive area to live.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Anazing

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    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)

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Six suicides within a year, including one faculty member

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant At MIT
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant At MIT

    I have been working at MIT

    Pros

    Technically smart people all around

    Cons

    Poor community support, isolated, work-life balance, funding pressure, Profs never replying emails

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If there is a suicide, please do not just ask us to open our doors to neighbors for 15 mins. That will not resolve the problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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