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Updated September 24, 2018
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  • "Work life balance is not always great" (in 49 reviews)

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

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  1. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MIT full-time

    Pros

    Great experience, steep learning curve, come here and you will become a true professional in whatever field you choose to work on!

    Cons

    Very high expectations, sometimes very intense.


  2. "Good place to do research"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MIT full-time

    Pros

    Very vibrant community and a top place to do research. Hands down!

    Cons

    There are a lot of pressure.

  3. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MIT full-time

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating. You need to really love your work

    Cons

    Can be really stressful. The low pay is a problem as Boston is one of the costliest cities in the US


  4. "Tufts University is a good environment."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Pay is a little suspect.!


  5. "Good for Scientists & Engineers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MIT part-time

    Pros

    Huge amount of resources; All your colleagues are smart.

    Cons

    Stressful, need to sacrifice a lot of social/leisure time (if you have any)


  6. "Research Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues and work environment. Campus amenities are very good and the staff is working hard to ensure infrastructure runs smoothly.

    Cons

    None I can think of.


  7. "Research Assistant"

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

    I worked at MIT part-time

    Pros

    Lots of smart people and great place to learn

    Cons

    High pressure and lack of sleep

  8. "Grad Student in EECS"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Amazing colleagues, stimulating environment, great brand building

    Cons

    Grad School can be lonely


  9. "progrmmer"

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

    Pros

    great people, smart people, good team

    Cons

    all is very very good

    Advice to Management

    keep on great work..


  10. "Good place to work"

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

    I have been working at MIT full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, great colleagues, exciting work environment

    Cons

    Slow wage growth, hard to move up

    Advice to Management

    n/a


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