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Updated July 19, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good work life balance (pick a reasonable supervisor)" (in 38 reviews)

  • "Great research and smart people" (in 72 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance is not always great" (in 48 reviews)

  • "Long hours when combined with research and classes" (in 35 reviews)

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  1. "A fantastic employer for researchers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at MIT full-time

    Pros

    Engaging research environment with large access to funding

    Cons

    Stressful community and smaller than other universities


  2. "Graduate student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work with incredibly talented PIs and colleagues

    Cons

    This is a great place to work. No Cons.

  3. "student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MIT full-time

    Pros

    great place to work. Academic environment

    Cons

    very stressful environment to work


  4. "Research Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility of doing projects you interested in; More innovative thinking

    Cons

    Salary is relatively low compared to positions in the market


  5. "Ph.D."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MIT full-time

    Pros

    Great research environment. Wonderful platform to do research.

    Cons

    Nothing to complain. Great place work to work.


  6. "Postdoctoral Associate"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Associate
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great opportunity for collaboration with interdisciplinary labs, people from all over the world, great community, extensive experience in research, novel priced people

    Cons

    there is a lot of competition, you need to work hard, they know it and some time your boss can take advantage from that,


  7. "awesome place for higher education"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate

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

    Pros

    Great place for research and education, very talented community

    Cons

    There is no downside working at MIT

  8. "Good office"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MIT full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, time to explore, room to grow.

    Cons

    Large institution with older tech stacks.

    Advice to Management

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  9. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MIT full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work, very understanding

    Cons

    Very hard work is required


  10. "Great benefits, experience can vary from lab to lab"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MIT full-time

    Pros

    benefits, career development, collegial working environment

    Cons

    faculty can be inaccessible, direction unclear depending on lab


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