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Updated December 11, 2017
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  1. "Money vs. Interest"

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    • Senior Management
    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

    Flexible hours
    Pursue the research topic of interest

    Cons

    Very low salary
    Not-modern labs and equipment

    Advice to Management

    Increase the salary!


  2. "MIT Research Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its the hub of science in the world.

    Cons

    Too much stress, too much competition, low salary

  3. "Amazing place!"

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

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

    Pros

    So many smart people and drive

    Cons

    Sometimes too much theory and not enough application


  4. "Postdoc associate"

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

    I worked at MIT full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good environment for research and learning. Depends on PI. In my case, PI supported education as well.

    Cons

    Some PIs are too busy. People who work independently will take more benefit.


  5. "High power system engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - High Power Systems Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - High Power Systems Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great science, wonderful and brilliant people. Good resources. Exciting scientific projects. Great opportunity

    Cons

    Very little negative . Facilities are older but that is expected for phyisics, high energy experiments. The pay is somewhat lower then industry


  6. "Wordpress Developer"

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    Current Contractor - Wordpress Developer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Contractor - Wordpress Developer in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at MIT as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    very flexible
    smart and talented people
    very friendly

    Cons

    constantly changing expectations
    not a lot of support from other departments


  7. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant At MIT in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant At MIT in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good inclusive environment for everyone minorities and international students,
    Under the stress valuable Friendships are formed and friends become family,
    lots of Resources

    Cons

    The professors have the absolute power for a long-term torture commitment where a students life is completely ruined based on the professor's agreement to sign his thesis.

    If a project runs out of funding the student is the one who goes through the struggle finding other sources

    Some professor are manipulative and abusive verbally

    Advice to Management

    There has to be some supervision on professors attitude with their students

  8. "Postdoctoral Associate Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Prestige (MIT's brand is one of the best)
    - Colleagues are extremely smart and are either well on their way to become, or already are, leaders in their respective fields
    - Strong entrepreneurial spirit, and multiple opportunities for securing seed funding for ventures

    Cons

    - Work-life balance is non-existent
    - Facilities constantly under construction which leads to a lot of noise pollution/can make concentration difficult
    - Faculty extremely overworked, and routinely neglect to fulfill their career development and mentorship duties for their students and post docs

    Advice to Management

    For the sake of MIT's future alumni, provide additional leadership, communication, and management training for faculty, and make this training compulsory every few years. This would help address one of the many problems faced by students and post docs, since many faculty are great researchers but are not effective mentors and group leaders.


  9. "PhD student"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Smart collaborators. So many resources.

    Cons

    Have to manage your own stress levels.


  10. "Research Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant At MIT in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant At MIT in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a student, having the opportunity to work as a research assistant through your program is extremely useful. Not only does it provide additional work experience and learning opportunities but having a monthly stipend makes your time as a student much more manageable.

    Cons

    You have to take time out of your studying schedule to work.


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