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"Great place, interesting work"

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Current Employee - Assistant Staff in Lexington, MA
Current Employee - Assistant Staff in Lexington, MA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Work is usually very interesting
Work-life balance is fantastic
Benefits are the best I've seen
Chance to work across multiple domains
Learn new things daily and use/invent cutting-edge technology

Cons

Compensation is highly dependent upon academic credentials (degree)
Sometimes projects feel stale
If you're not self-motivated, it is hard to succeed

Advice to Management

Keep looking for interesting work to advance technology rather than chasing dollars.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory Response

May 13, 2014 – Recruiting Manager

We are pleased that you find this to be a great place with interesting work. It is true that this is a place where self-motivated people succeed. As technology changes rapidly, we value people who... More

Other Employee Reviews for MIT Lincoln Laboratory

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    "Great projects and very smart people."

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

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

    Pros

    You can find an expert in nearly every area, and they all are easy to talk to. Good mix of research/academia and industry. Opportunities to publish for those willing to put in the extra effort. Great benefits and vacation policy.

    Cons

    Flat organizational structure is great in many ways, but it could take a while for employees to get used to the fact that management cannot track all the moving parts all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Many staff members feel that they don't get enough positive and negative feedback. Let people know when you would prefer them have to say they're sorry rather than ask for permission.

    MIT Lincoln Laboratory Response

    May 13, 2014 – Recruiting Manager

    Your comments are nicely though out and capture key points of the Lincoln experience. We are working to continue improvement in employee feedback hope that you will see progress.


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    "Great place to be a contractor"

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

    I worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I was at the lab for many years as a contractor. Interesting work. Interesting travel opportunities on occasion. Opportunity to learn. Nice fitness center.

    Cons

    Contracting can get tiresome. Regular employees get so many holidays it can be hard on contractors to get their 40 hours in. Frustrating not to be able to convert to full time. Full time salaried employees are set for life with great job security and benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let good people get away. :-)

    MIT Lincoln Laboratory Response

    Mar 22, 2014 – Recruiting Manager

    Contractors contribute to our mission in many ways. Conversion to regular employment does happen with some frequency but is dependent on need and other factors. It helpful that you noted that a... More

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