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"Amazing resources and opportunities, high pressure environment"

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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 (More than 3 years)

Pros

The faculty and financial resources are better than at any other academic research institute I know of (from conversations with peers). There is (for better or worse) quite a large value associated with the name, and with this comes an expectation to publish in high-impact journals.

Cons

The expectation to publish in high-impact journals creates a high-stress situation, since for the most part the research is conducted in very fast-moving fields.

Other Employee Reviews for MIT

  1. "Great research institution"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MIT full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    (1) working with the best minds in research; (2) fantastic research resource and infrastructure; (3) great collaboration opportunities.

    Cons

    Work life balance is important in this research-intense institution.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "Prestigious Position, High stress, Mecca for science/tech geeks"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best way to complement a PhD in the sciences is with a Postdoc at MIT.

    Cons

    *High-stress alert*, so you better actively plan for some intense de-stressing activities. Also people like to stay indoors and work all the time. But if you like to work and you are super smart (like 98% of the people here), then this place might just feel like home.

    Advice to Management

    Tell your graduate students 'good job' every once in a while. While these kids are super smart (too smart?), they just need some positive feedback once in a while (like everybody else).

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