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Updated November 16, 2017
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  1. "Such a hands-on experience!"

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    I worked at MIT full-time

    Pros

    Although I was an intern, I was very involved and had an extremely hands-on an rewarding experience.

    Cons

    There are not that many interns working at MIT CSAIL.


  2. "Researcher"

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    Pros

    Everything is great! I really enjoyed my research

    Cons

    Sometimes tasks can feel menial

  3. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Pros

    Best engineering school in the world.

    Cons

    Sometimes it was stressful and challenging.


  4. "Great Place"

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

    Pros

    intellectually stimulating

    nothing beats the talent.

    Cons

    Not many cons except for Boston weather and traffic add to the already high stress levels

    Advice to Management

    none


  5. "MIT Research Assistant"

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    Pros

    The best in the world for almost all branches of engineering. One is surrounded by top-notch students and professors.

    Cons

    Being the best comes with its own share of stresses. It is like drinking from from a hosepipe.


  6. "Chemistry Ph.D. student"

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    Current Employee - Chemistry Ph D Student in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Chemistry Ph D Student in Cambridge, MA
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    I have been working at MIT full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to study with nerdy but smart people

    Cons

    Sometimes I feel nerdy too

    Advice to Management

    Seize the day


  7. "You got what you expect in a Top education institution."

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    I worked at MIT full-time

    Pros

    1.Great learning environment. 2.Much Slower pace compared with industry leading companies. 3.Great benefit package, especially the chance to audit courses and learn together with the top students and professors.

    Cons

    1.Salary of course is lower than for-profit industry leading companies, which is understandable. 2.Bureaucracy, things are moving a little bit slow. 3.Emphasis on Degrees, much more than industry, to average people Joe (does not apply to the super smart creative people)

    Advice to Management

    Learn from Stanford a little bit more, move a little bit faster, respond to change, apply Agile methodology in a broad way, not just in small projects.

  8. "Graduate researcher"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Boston, MA
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    I have been working at MIT part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You're always surrounded by incredible people

    Cons

    Academia is always a difficult space to be in


  9. "PhD grad student - great place to learn!"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Boston, MA
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    I have been working at MIT full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    MIT is a great teaching machine. Cooperative environment among students. People are laid back and concerned about real world problems, no Ivory tower syndrome,

    Cons

    MIT culture is based on giving negative feedback for students. Grades are usually pushed down. Supervisors of PhD students focus mostly on what they are doing wrong. Get ready to be humbled down and get your intellectual self-confidence shattered.


  10. "review"

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    I have been working at MIT full-time

    Pros

    Very good intellectual environment. A great hub for scientists.

    Cons

    I hope they improve postdoc salaries.


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