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"Very high academic quality, not the friendliest place."

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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

High level colleagues, prestigious, impressive infrastructural support. If you've got the talent, then the sky is the limit. Some commuter perks help reduce costs (small $).

Cons

This varies from individual department and boss, but MIT is not the most nurturing environment. People expect you to work all the time, and it is a high stress place.

Other Employee Reviews for MIT

  1. "Taking a drink from a firehose"

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

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

    Pros

    - Excellent working environment
    - Lots of interesting people
    - Good supervision by PIs
    - Flexible working hours
    - International community
    - Excellent sports facilities

    Cons

    - Work-life balance
    - Strongly oriented to 'fashion' topics in science
    - Some groups paranoidal secretive
    - Big Bang Theory in real life
    - Some tenure professors expect insane workload


  2. "Postdoctoral research associate, very satisfied"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

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