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"Hard but fulfilling work"

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Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Cambridge, MA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at MIT part-time (More than a year)

Pros

If you like hard but meaningful work, this is the right place. Knowing that you are at the cutting edge of research is exciting. Graduate stipend is good enough to live on, and health benefits are great.

Cons

As other people have pointed out, you are working with the best and brightest, so it is easy to get down on yourself if you aren't "perfect." Sometimes the hours are very long--expect to work 50+ hours a week for a "part-time" RA.

Other Employee Reviews for MIT

  1. "Opportunities for all!!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    MIT provides opportunities for learning and development at all levels of the Institution. Staff is treated well and encouraged to take control of their own learning with Institute-supported development and training as well as tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    Tips for job seekers: it is a very competitive environment with lots of qualified candidates for open positions.

    Advice to Management

    It has been amazing to see the transition in the past year among the senior leaders. The new teams have set a strong tone in a new era. WE ARE ONE MIT, and the vision for the future will carry us through!


  2. "Intense, rewarding and challenging"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborate with the best and smartest, learn and able to challenge and improve yourself constantly, very collaborative atmosphere, work hard play hard. If you want to learn or try something new, this is the place to be.

    Cons

    Not much of a work-life balance, i.e. people work on weekends and nights. Intensity and pace of things going on can be overwhelming at times, fairly high stress work place. Facilities are decent, but definitely not the best.

    Advice to Management

    None

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