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"Really takes care of employees"

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Former Employee - Financial Coordinator in Cambridge, MA
Former Employee - Financial Coordinator in Cambridge, MA
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I worked at MIT full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

great benefits, overall environment. there is always something to take advantage of and there is tremendous room for growth for the right people.

Cons

the cons vary by dept- some are better than others - a great manager makes all the difference. the good news is if you end up in a less than stellar department, you can transfer as the jobs are pretty consistent throughout.

Other Employee Reviews for MIT

  1. "Calling All Problem-Solvers"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MIT full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    MIT has established a strong collaborative professional environment, fostering cross-discipline teamwork while also offering opportunities for independent initiative & achievement, and all in the context of a globally-recognized institution of higher education. Working at MIT offers the chance to help establish new standards and surpass existing ones within the larger community. Over-arching plaudits aside, the working environment - though not lavish - is generally friendly and comfortable, with a wide range of available transportation options to serve the commute and intra-campus travel, along with access to Boston just across the Charles River.

    Cons

    Despite the status of MIT atop the pyramid in research, education, and technology, the same basic business and implementation challenges exist here as in all other areas of higher education and the corporate world - expectations to the contrary would be ill-advised. Such situations do provide opportunities for novel solutions due to this unique environment, however, and can make scaling these obstacles at and as a part of MIT even more rewarding.


  2. "Development"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OCR Officer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - OCR Officer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very smart people, very engaging environment. Most people here care deeply about research and education. Although Cambridge is a difficult place to which to commute, the environment here is rich in startups and other companies which complement the university environment well.

    Cons

    Not much room for professional growth, as academic structures are fairly flat. As innovative as MIT is, the management philosophy, management tactics, and process infrastructure are fairly old. And, although the research quality here is second to none, the MIT model of research is very "top-down" in that research products flow downward from faculty to research scientists to the rest of the institution in a very "Bell Labs" 1960's model. This is not a very modern view of innovation and where it can come from in a large institution, and in that sense does not always prepare its students and staff for life outside of academia.


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