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"Very refreshing and a great way to meet intelligent people"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Office Assistant
Current Employee - Office Assistant
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

I go to school there so it's very convenient.
The pay is great since they know students would rather be studying.

Cons

The hours do not always work but they are usually flexible. Sometimes the workplace is a little boring in terms of the conversation.

Advice to Management

More communication to the staff because sometimes it seems as if the people higher up kind of neglect those who work below them.

Other Employee Reviews for MIT

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Know What You're Getting Into"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Working for and alongside very intelligent, capable, and motivated individuals
    - Pervasive "can-do" attitude
    - Getting to work on projects of great significance
    - Being well-connected with collaborators (and future employers) at other top institutions
    - Quirky/nerd culture (e.g. yearly sci-fi marathon)

    Cons

    - Overbearing expectations; in the anarchy of academia, there is no such thing as having done "enough", even more so at prestigious institution like MIT
    - Lousy work-life balance -- creeping guilt whenever you're not working
    - Dearth of graduate student community/socialization
    - Campus and surrounding areas not aesthetically pleasing, exacerbated by frequently gloomy weather
    - Culture of misery (related to all of the above)

    Advice to Management

    Do more than pay lip service to caring about the emotional health of the students. Don't accept that student unhappiness is a necessary byproduct of being a top-notch research institution.


  2. "Good benefits and respectful atmosphere"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits like vacation (2 weeks first year, 3 after that and they let you accrue a lot of time off before you have to use it).
    Tuition reimbursement is great and they pre-pay $750 of the tuition for your first class.

    Cons

    There isn't much room for advancement for administrative assistants so you're pretty much pigeonholed into that role for your department, even if you excel in other areas, like web design.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

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