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"Very good community of vastly different people makes this an interesting place to work"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory full-time

Pros

Very good benefits and sense of community. Many different ways to get involved in projects other than just doing your job.

Cons

Personal growth can be a challenge and you can get stuck in one position with no where to go

Advice to Management

More honesty and open communication with feedback relevant to your core functions

Other Employee Reviews for MIT Lincoln Laboratory

  1. Helpful (8)

    "Not happy with the culture of the lab"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Staff in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Staff in Lexington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Most employees and supervisors are easy to talk to. The lab invests in employees through tuition assistance. It is friendly to people with family, providing flexible hours, health benefits, and vacation days. The lab is investing in emerging areas like bioinformatics and is unlikely to go down.

    Cons

    The pay is below average in comparison to tech industry. The lab is bureaucratic. The employee headed social groups are equally bureaucratic and awful. There are little social interactions across the lab. Group cultures differ by a lot. A few supervisors are supportive of the employees, but they are very few. There is a consensus that most group leaders are poor managers. There are service groups that are bad place to be if you are young, intelligent, and driven. Many groups persist old boy school culture.

    Advice to Management

    Change the culture. Retain competitive people who are good at managing and in technical skills.


  2. "Great place, interesting work"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Staff in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Staff in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    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

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