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Updated August 11, 2017
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  • Some people struggle with work/life balance (in 41 reviews)

  • Long hours when combined with research and classes (in 31 reviews)

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  1. "MIT review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Library Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Library Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MIT full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are generous, especially tuition assistance.

    Cons

    Managers aren't necessarily the best.


  2. "Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Pay, Work, Hours, People, Fun

    Cons

    May get boring a times due to work speed.

  3. "Postdoc"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    very flexible with working hours

    Cons

    not a very competitive salary


  4. "Generally good but stressful"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning opportunity, good projects

    Cons

    Very stressful due to peer pressure and high load of work


  5. "Great PhD"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing Research Centers, Great Advisors

    Cons

    Very few cons, except the ones well known in academia (some stress)


  6. "Department HR"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Creative Environment, and very recognizable.

    Cons

    Very large and slow moving.


  7. "Great opportunities but be prepared for extreme work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can get easily in contact with high ranked people in the companies
    Prestige

    Cons

    Extreme amount of work, sometimes there will be weeks when you have to work 14 hours per day 7 days a week.

  8. "swimming and diving instructor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Swimming and Diving Instructor in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Swimming and Diving Instructor in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MIT part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    the life guards,and management staff are the best.

    Cons

    payroll program is very difficult to log into as there are two
    many parts to fill in for employee hours.

    Advice to Management

    Take the swimming pool control. Do not let an outside company run it.


  9. "Research Assistantship at MIT"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    I worked in the lab during undergraduate

    Cons

    Compensation is very low and switching to a health insurance for MITemps (temporary employees) will take 3 months.


  10. "Great company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Administrator in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Program Administrator in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, exciting environment, lots of culture, competitive salaries (for higher ed), plenty of room for growth given the size of the institute

    Cons

    Pay is not as high as private industry


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