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"Postdoctoral research associate, very satisfied"

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Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
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I have been working at MIT full-time (More than a year)

Pros

MIT has a fantastic work environment and the best academic environment anywhere in the world. Highly recommended for a postdoc or a professorship.

Cons

The postdocs here don't have the same sorts of rights that they do elsewhere. A few that come to mind: gym membership costs are the same as staff rather than students, so $500/yr; the salary is a little low; and we have no consulting rights and the IP policy is definitely skewed in MIT's favor.

Other Employee Reviews for MIT

  1. "Hard but fulfilling work"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    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.


  2. "Opportunities for all!!!"

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    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!


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