MIT Reviews

Updated May 28, 2020

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MIT President L. Rafael Reif
L. Rafael Reif
642 Ratings
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  • "Work life balance is a challenge(in 60 reviews)

  • "Generally no job security as a postdoc true for anywhere(in 53 reviews)

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  1. "PhD student at MIT"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MIT full-time

    Pros

    Great research environment, plenty of resources and smart people

    Cons

    Competitive and long work hours

    MIT2020-05-28
  2. "Research Technician"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Research Technician 

    I worked at MIT full-time

    Pros

    learn a lot of knowledge

    Cons

    low pay but research job

    MIT2020-05-27
  3. "Great collaboration, conceptual work, and wonderful people!"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at MIT full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Supportive and encouraging environment for innovation.

    Cons

    The location of the office building was in a food desert.

    MIT2020-05-25
  4. "great university to work for"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Professor in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at MIT full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    smart people; good salary and benefits

    Cons

    heavy workload; too much to do

    MIT2020-05-19
  5. "awesome"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MIT full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great research freedom, guidance and mentoring from amazing professors and researchers

    Cons

    postdoc positions are limited to only a few years

    MIT2020-05-16
  6. "Good benefits"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Engineer 

    I have been working at MIT full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible schedule, good on-campus events

    Cons

    lower salary than the market price

    MIT2020-05-16
  7. "Best place to do graduate school"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are the best and brightest, usually nice as well

    Cons

    Work life balance can be terrible if you let it

    MIT2020-05-15
  8. "Very good opportunity"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Watertown, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MIT full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Awesome Experience and available opportunities, a good place to make connections

    Cons

    hard to have a good work-life balance

    MIT2020-05-28
  9. "Great people"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Smart people and interesting problems

    Cons

    I had a quote absent advisor

    MIT2020-05-26
  10. "proud to be part of MIT"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MIT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Branding effect, decent benefits, overall sense of mission, great research community

    Cons

    minimum NIH recommended salary which is low for the living expanses here. Generally no job security as a postdoc true for anywhere Generally hard to maintain a work-life balance as a postdoc

    MIT2020-05-26
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