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"Great combination of research and implementation"

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Current Employee - Technical Staff in Lexington, MA
Current Employee - Technical Staff in Lexington, MA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at MIT Lincoln Laboratory full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Work-life balance, merit-based, work atmosphere, experts in the field, opportunities for growth in an area, advanced hardware and systems, technical seminars and other outside speakers

Cons

competitive but not the best salaries, can become pigeon-holed, closed programs, lack of big bonuses and profit sharing

MIT Lincoln Laboratory Response

Oct 30, 2013 – Recruiting Manager

Your insights are helpful and we are pleased that you are finding the work-life balance and merit based environment to be positives. As a not-for-profit, federally funded facility, we do have some ... More

Other Employee Reviews for MIT Lincoln Laboratory

  1. Helpful (8)

    "A Bizarre Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Technical Staff in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Technical Staff in Lexington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MIT Lincoln Laboratory full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -- Access to MIT libraries
    -- Flexible work schedules and a relaxed work environment
    -- Many younger colleagues are quite good and a pleasure to work with

    Cons

    -- Lack of competent management at all levels
    -- Old boys club; promotions are based on who you know and not on the quality of your work
    -- Many projects have questionable technical merit and there is pressure to make audacious claims about the quality and importance of one's work rather than those which are more grounded in reality
    -- A paradise for crackpots and cranks
    -- Questionable ethics
    -- Anything to do with security

    Advice to Management

    It is time for a major management restructuring. Remove yourselves and find technically qualified replacements who can restore a culture of integrity and technical excellence to Lincoln.

    MIT Lincoln Laboratory Response

    Oct 16, 2013 – Recruiting Manager

    The linkage to MIT staff and resources is a strong benefit for Lincoln Laboratory. This has recently been strengthened by the creation of Beaverworks, a facility in Cambridge that will provide more ... More


  2. "Very smart people, great name to have on resume"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Lexington, MA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good group of interns every summer, ~150 interns. Very smart people, get to see different divisions and attend interesting seminars. Prospect for hiring back is very good if you are interested in starting a career there.

    Cons

    Long bus ride if you accept the housing at MIT (45 minutes each way), office space is rather drab. Pay is not as good as large software engineering companies like Microsoft, Google, Facebook, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Make lunches free.

    MIT Lincoln Laboratory Response

    Oct 16, 2013 – Recruiting Manager

    We are pleased that you had a good intern experience. Our intern program continues to grow. The breadth of opportunities that we can provide is unique. Formal programs for interns include ... More

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