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Updated May 7, 2021

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Pros
  • "Smart people with awesome ideas(in 108 reviews)

  • "great benefits compared to other graduate RA opportunities(in 89 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Workload can be high at times, but students can largely define work-life balance(in 66 reviews)

  • "Postdoc benefits can be improved(in 57 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to study

      May 6, 2021 - MBA Student in Cambridge, MA
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      Pros

      Focus on impact and on people.

      Cons

      No cons! I love it here.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great

      May 5, 2021 - Ph D Student in Cambridge, MA
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      Pros

      Great PhD place with engaged faculty

      Cons

      Small number of faculty in business school compared to other schools

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      It is a privilege to be a Faculty member.

      Apr 25, 2021 - Professor in Cambridge, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Extraordinary students (UG, Grad, and PhD), academic freedom, resources. Mens et Manus orientation (practical impact of rigorous research)

      Cons

      Academia has its own drawbacks (big egos, occasional pettiness, inequities, etc), and MIT is not exempt from that. Technocratic mindset and need for fundraising often comes at the expense of judgment (e.g., Epstein money, Aaron Schwartz etc)

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great

      May 5, 2021 - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People benefits campus boston salary

      Cons

      For me there is no cons

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good job

      May 2, 2021 - PhD Student in Cambridge, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good advisors, good courses, being able to do cutting-edge research

      Cons

      Peer pressure and research pressure.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good place to start out

      May 7, 2021 - Technical Associate in Cambridge, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      benefits are good as well as flexibility

      Cons

      no raises or room to move up in the company

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work

      May 2, 2021 - Program Manager in Cambridge, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits and flexibility here

      Cons

      Pay could be better here

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Working with the top in the country

      Apr 13, 2021 - Research Assistant in Cambridge, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Working with the smartest people - Very international community - Salary is above average compared to other universities

      Cons

      - PIs, specially young ones, will sometimes lack management skills. In my personal case I had to change groups because my old PI was extremely abusive and created a very toxic environment. This could be due to internal pressure to publish, but I think it's more related to a strong lack of leadership skills.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      obtain great skills with best scientists

      Apr 25, 2021 - Postdoctoral Associate in Cambridge, MA
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      Pros

      working with one of the best scientists with great experience

      Cons

      low postdoc salary (not specific to MIT)

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      administrative bloat

      May 6, 2021 - PhD Candidate in Cambridge, MA
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      Pros

      Great scientists to work with

      Cons

      slow moving, bureaucratic, and bloated structure keeps things from running as well as possible

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