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MIT CEO L. Rafael Reif
L. Rafael Reif
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  1. You do it because you love it

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      Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate 

      I have been working at MIT full-time

      Pros

      Great flexibility and work environment

      Cons

      Salaries are never enough to live comfortably and work in the area

    • Many Years of Hard Work, Less Pay, but Invaluable Experience

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

      I worked at MIT full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Prestige, Working with some of the best and brightest minds in the World, Intellectual rigor, Tons of opportunities for payed-for international travel and educational experiences, good benefits, good scholarship/fellowship opportunities, and (most valuably) an incredible network during and post-graduation. You cannot go wrong with an MIT degree(s).

      Cons

      Fast-paced and Intense Environment that could lead to insecurity/mental health issues. Some professors can be very cruel, and there is gender-based discrimination, especially with some older engineering faculty. Can feel at (many) times, overworked. Pay is not that great as a grad student, but one of the best for being a graduate student. Master's students can work for pay. You really feel like you are "drinking from...

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      Advice to Management

      Make it easier to take gap years and be able to re-enroll into MIT seamlessly. Put more emphasis on externships and providing opportunities for both undergrad and grad students to do 6-month internships with a company of choice, if desired. Definitely emphasize computation and making sure every MIT graduate knows how to code at least one language proficiently (not just getting a taste of a hodgepodge of programs over...

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    • Z aquatics

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      Current Employee - Instructor in Cambridge, MA
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      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at MIT part-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Great staff and college participants

      Cons

      Parking getting tight as new building are constantly being built.

      Advice to Management

      Better uniforms

    • Great Place to work

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      Former Employee - Administrative 
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      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at MIT full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Working with the best and the brightest entrepreneurs

      Cons

      Politics, this is a business not just education

    • Open, transparent, collaborative place to work

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
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      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at MIT full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Lots of opportunities for collaboration if you can find ways to connect across departments.

      Cons

      Depending on your manager, some may not be as active in developing your career path.

    • great place !

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      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 6 years

      Pros

      innovative, smart people, top research

      Cons

      stress, competition, individualism, lack of social life

    • Just grad school

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      Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Cambridge, MA
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      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at MIT full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      A lot of funding and tuition covered for nearly all grads

      Cons

      Poor pay and stressful environment (peer pressure)

    • Awesome environment

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

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

      Pros

      Many benefits including access to a gym, libraries, and various community building events

      Cons

      There are no downsides so far apart from high rent prices in the area

    • Great place to work

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      Current Employee - Assistant Director 
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      Positive Outlook
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      I have been working at MIT full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      MIT does a great job hiring smart, motivated people and letting them take initiative. Good benefits and fun to be at the center of where so much amazing research happens.

      Cons

      Experience varies by department, but mine has been great!

    • Postdoctoral Fellows should make more money

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      Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow 

      I have been working at MIT full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      MIT is an amazing place to work, but the benefits and salary offered to postdocs is a travesty.

      Cons

      The benefits and salary are much lower than they should be given the contribution postdocs make to MIT's research and teaching.

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