Employment at MIT Lincoln Laboratory brings with it the opportunity to participate in a variety of benefit programs. Benefit programs are reviewed periodically, and as a result, the programs and descriptions provided here are subject to change. More details on the programs can be found at MIT's Employee Benefits site or by visiting our multimedia virtual tour.
there isn't anything bad with the benefits package
The engineers you get to work with are very knowledgeable and friendly. The projects are not trivial either.
Great company benefits, including 401k with match, volunteering opportunities, discounted tickets at theater events and concerts, great work life balance. Generous vacation time compared to other places.
15 days of vacation in year 1, 20 days starting in year 2, and a bonus 5 days once ever 5 years. 5% 401k match, MIT pension (3 years until vested), 5 days of family medical leave, "unlimited" sick leave (within reason), 4 weeks of parental leave (new in 2018), great health care but a bit expensive.
There are no benefits for interns I don't know what I'm supposed to put here but there's a 20 word minimum. I got an hourly wage.
The retirement and health benefits are very good. However, there used to be a child tuition benefit (i.e., full tuition at MIT or an equivalent tuition at another school) that has since been discontinued.
Good benefits to me (4 weeks PTO/year, unlimited sick leave, 5% match on Fidelity 401K, roughly 13 paid holidays a year). Cons are that it can be somewhat difficult to actually get information on all the benefits available (need to ask around in HR).
The overall benefits package is very good. The healthcare cost per month was higher per month then my previous position, but the market has changed so much now. The healthcare plan is very good though. Vacation time is generous and you often get an extra day off around holiday time. You are an MIT employee and can get perks available via MIT directly as a staff member.
You need to stay for 3 years to get the pension. You only get $5,250 for educational expenses. I heard that the health insurance really sucks, luckily I use it through a partner and not MIT.
Good vacation time. Good benefits. Overall, the benefits are pretty competitive.
List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.