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"Former staff member for 4+ years"

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at MIT Lincoln Laboratory full-time

Pros

Some researchers are brilliant and certain projects are rewarding. Benefits are top notch - PTO, vacation, flex working conditions.

Cons

It's a bloated, old school organization run by PhDs promoted to managerial positions. Often these individuals are brilliant scientists but incompetent managers. Recent government funding issues have caused a decrease in the number of available projects and quality of workers. Promotion is very slow (5+ years). Compensation is ~20% below market (including no equity nor bonuses).

Advice to Management

For a "flat" organization, there is a tremendous amount of mid-level bureaucracy. Allow younger researchers to pitch and build projects. Rework promotion schedules.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory Response

Jan 15, 2014 – Recruiting Manager

Your observations on the rewarding projects and brilliant staff are appreciated. As a not-for-profit laboratory we are unable to offer an equity position, however all available data shows that our... More

Other Employee Reviews for MIT Lincoln Laboratory

  1. "Excellent technical environment."

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    Former Contractor - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Contractor - Senior Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work, excellent team and peer environment with lots of innovations

    Cons

    Group leaders insulated from development teams.

    MIT Lincoln Laboratory Response

    Jan 15, 2014 – Recruiting Manager

    Thank you for your input. We highly value innovation and are proud of the the long record of accomplishment that Lincoln Laboratory has achieved.
    We are working on continuously improving in all... More


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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work and opportunity to work with word-class researchers.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for growth. Use to be more difficult for younger people (although management has done a tremendous job improving this!)

    Advice to Management

    More transparency is needed. Ladder???

    MIT Lincoln Laboratory Response

    Nov 12, 2013 – Recruiting Manager

    Thank you for your insight. It is nice to see that you have observed improvement in opportunity for growth. Lincoln Laboratory does have a fairly flat organization. This has benefits to employees... More

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