MIT Lincoln Laboratory Reviews

Updated Jun 16, 2020

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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Director Eric Evans
Eric Evans
128 Ratings
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  • "Raises are kind of arbitrary and really depend on how much your Group leaders want to push for you when they all get together to determine the ladder(in 12 reviews)

  • "Technical staff and senior leadership micromanage their non-technical community(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fleet Manager in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, Structure/Stability, New Technology in some areas

    Cons

    Old Habits, Training structure for systems obsolete or missing,

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  2. "Plenty of room for advancement"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Special Security Representative II 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MIT Lincoln Laboratory full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, not significant accounting for time, room for advancement

    Cons

    Security Department very insular, job very administrative, less pay than competitors

  3. "Blessing and a Curse"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technician in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MIT Lincoln Laboratory full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Others' willingness to share their expertise with you is exceptional. Knowledge and talent base excellent. Pension and ROTH option 401k with a big match. Hard work is rewarded with promotions every couple of years.

    Cons

    Supersaturated with academics; groups are often very top heavy. Academic achievement is the primary limitation for advancement into salaried positions (hard work can only get you so far). Perfect for flying under the radar as a union worker for the long haul. Old white dude vibe.

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  4. "Exciting Place to Work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Student Research Assistant in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MIT Lincoln Laboratory part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Constantly learning, always interesting projects to be a part of

    Cons

    Lower pay than some other industry offerings

  5. "starts valuing the great salesmen"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Staff 

    I worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory full-time

    Pros

    starts valuing the great salesmen, because they're the ones who can move the needle on revenues, not the product engineers and designers

    Cons

    So the salespeople end up running the company.

  6. "Very Nice People, but Government Bureaucracy can Bog you Down"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MIT Lincoln Laboratory part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing workers, good flexibility in hours, very understanding leaders and supervisors, lots of promoting within

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and slow moving projects/red tape because of government approval and guidelines, not enough physical space

  7. "Coworkers and workplace great to work in. management went through several layoffs and changes causing my team to slipt."

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Field Services Team Lead in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, excellent people, good pay.

    Cons

    Extremely Long hours, no overtime, no recognition from management, frequent layoffs.

  8. "fun experience for the summer"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Internship 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    the Hr department has the nicest people that work there.

    Cons

    there was nothing bad about it. I Guess the food could be a little better

  9. "Fun work but stressful at times"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Bosses are relaxed, work is interesting, fun workplace

    Cons

    Small offices, lots of bosses (so lots of over repeating), job easily creates stress

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  10. "Research Scientist"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MIT Lincoln Laboratory

    Pros

    Lots of smart people. Some cool work. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Management is weak. Director is stiff and disingenuous. Too much fous on growth and taking business from other organizations.

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