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"UROP"

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Former Employee - Researcher in Cambridge, MA
Former Employee - Researcher in Cambridge, MA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at MIT full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

It was fun, I learned a lot the faculty were great. Everyone had a lot of fun and its cheap to work there and what not

Cons

It is research which isn't that cool I'd rather have worked in industry. Also I stayed on campus all summer which is kind of boring.

Advice to Management

Work hard play hard

Other Employee Reviews for MIT

  1. "Good balance of odd and functional"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's good to work with students (faculty, colleagues) who are smart and focused and energetic. Engineers are often pleasantly odd people.

    Cons

    At the far end of odd, people can be inflexible and misfocused. Tolerance for strange behavior can shade into a failure to enforce any kind of norms.

    Advice to Management

    Like all institutions of higher education, MIT is well down the path toward fewer and fewer tenured faculty members, more and more, part time and temporary people. That model saves money short term but costs in quality and stability medium-term: it amounts to eating your seed corn.


  2. "Amazing, intense place - simultaneously incredibly stimulating, and also insanely stressful."

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    brilliant colleagues
    stimulating interactions with other MIT people
    great resources and facilities

    Cons

    Very competitive - everyone is brilliant, difficult to get good grades
    Very high expectations
    the unofficial motto is an acronym "I hate this f$#king place"

    Advice to Management

    Time management and work-life balance management should be taught along with regular coursework, there's a culture of taking things to extremes (work level-wise) that isn't always healthy.

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