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"tremendously intellectually fulfilling, but grueling and extremely demanding"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

If you enjoy the opportunity of working with some of the brightest minds in the world, both faculty and students, as well as investigating a field of interest that you have chosen and developed yourself, you will love working at MIT.

Cons

If you enjoy strict working hours, and highly defined responsibilities, and a lot of team projects then MIT may not be the place for you. It's for self-directed, highly motivated, highly autonomous people. Boston is an extremely expensive city and it's mostly suburban, so be prepared for a commute.

Advice to Management

MIT "management" (really administration) are tops- I have never worked with more understanding or positive administration.

Other Employee Reviews for MIT

  1. "Research that has meaning"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great minds, great research and opportunities

    Cons

    Made me want to work too hard because it was so interesting!


  2. "Amazing place to be"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MIT full-time

    Pros

    This is an amazing place with some of the best peers and colaborators in the world. MIT has strong ties to many people and sectors so finding a network to support a new project or idea is easy. The hours are often flexible.

    Cons

    There is a strong culture of always needing to do better and a sense that what one produces is never as good as it should be.

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