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"Great Experience"

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

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

Pros

Interesting work, opportunity to work with and learn from very smart people. Work-life balance is very good and provides a lot of flexibility, especially if you are effective in your role/job.

Cons

The culture varies quite a bit from group to group, you experience will vary depending on which group you are working in. Getting access to necessary data from sponsors can be very frustrating and time-consuming.

Advice to Management

Some areas of traditional strength for Lincoln are decreasing in importance and relevance over time, make sure to adapt your workforce over time so you are competitive in emerging areas of R&D moving forward.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory Response

Aug 7, 2014 – Recruiting Manager

Thank you for your insight. We do see a trend of change in mission areas and areas of emphasis. We are are confident that the strong work life balance and high quality workforce will be attractive... More

Other Employee Reviews for MIT Lincoln Laboratory

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great people, Great benefits, Needs some updating."

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    Former Employee - Information Assurance Officer in Hanscom AFB, MA
    Former Employee - Information Assurance Officer in Hanscom AFB, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Pension Plan (5-6%) Annual Salary. (Takes 3 years to be fully vested)
    Great 401k matching (5%) Annual Salary.
    Great job training, many classes paid for by MIT Lincoln Laboratory.
    Great Future career development.
    Steady Employment.
    On site Medical and Fitness Facilities.
    Great Time off and Holidays.
    MIT Federal Credit Union Membership.

    Cons

    Low Annual Pay Raises (1-3%) Annual Salary.
    Low Promotion Raises (2-5%) Annual Salary.
    Salary is not open for discussion.
    Slow to react to industry wage changes. Retention Bonuses given when large departures occur.
    After 3-5 years experience, you can make a lot more at another company.
    Human Resources takes a very long time to fill vacant positions.
    (6 Months - 1 year for Technical Staff) (1-2 years for Support Staff).
    Good Olde Boy Establishment.
    This company is not a meritocracy, recent MIT graduates see this and leave for Meritocracies.
    Severe wasteful spending on projects and materials.
    Large Generation Gaps exist, those who worked here when it was great have stayed as it turned to mediocre, and they are retiring at an increasing rate.
    Cafeteria has outrageous prices and terrible food.
    HR Stands for Human Roadblocks If you have a real issue, go to campus.
    These Human Roadblocks are there to play interference with real issues.

    Advice to Management

    Wake Up!
    MIT Lincoln Laboratories was once a great place to work.
    You have been banking on the MIT name for far too long, it's time to innovate again.
    Increase compensation, Increase tuition reimbursement.
    Treat people like humans instead of just machines facilitating a need.
    You have lost your way, Go down the road to MITRE and see how they are taking your talent.

    MIT Lincoln Laboratory Response

    Aug 22, 2014 – Recruiting Manager

    It appears that you have given a lot of thought to your comments. Hopefully you discussed your concerns with your management prior to departing. If you did not have that opportunity, I will be happy... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Comfortable"

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

    I worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A comfortable, 9-5 job with excellent benefits. A bit of freedom to find solutions to problems using your expertise.

    Cons

    Shallow management structure with little room to grow. You can put in a lot of extra effort with little compensation. There are interesting projects, but you need to find them.

    Advice to Management

    Make starting compensation more competitive for software developers. Make it a meritocracy; more emphasis on expertise and less on education level.

    MIT Lincoln Laboratory Response

    Jul 15, 2014 – Recruiting Manager

    It is nice too see that you found the freedom to find solutions while you were at the Lab. We do have a flat structure that many employees find advantageous as it streamlines decision making and... More

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