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  1. 5.0
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    Dec 3, 2022 - Teaching Assistant 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    People, fun, engaging, learn a lot

    Cons

    None that I can think of

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Good place to work

    Dec 3, 2022 - Research Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good benefit, opportunities for self-development, environment

    Cons

    Relatively low salary for research staffs

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  4. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Nice research tools

    Dec 1, 2022 - Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Lots of good labs to collaborate. Health insurance is great.

    Cons

    Collegial but inclusive at the same time

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Great place for a career

    Nov 30, 2022 - Research Scientist 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    good benefits and work environment

    Cons

    Lower salary than industry typically pays

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Experience differs by Department / Lab / Center

    Oct 12, 2022 - Financial Administrator 
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    Pros

    Salary is decent 1st year employees get 3 weeks vacation, after 1 year all employees get 4 weeks vacation. The institute also closes the week between Christmas and New Years so its a bonus vacation you don't have to use your own time for. 12 Paid Holidays per year (and usually 1-2 'special' holiday closings, like the day before or after the 4th of July. Health Insurance (although pricey) covers just about everything Work from home

    Cons

    Your experience working at MIT really depends on who you work for. PI's (Principal Investigator aka Professor) can be hit or miss. Some i've worked with are extremely nice, others think they are better than everyone else and are rude and demanding.

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  7. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Good Experience

    Nov 28, 2022 - Postdoctoral Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great facilities and excellent environments

    Cons

    If there is more good restaurants, it will be great.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Wonderful Experience

    Nov 27, 2022 - Working Student 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great projects and wonderful facilities

    Cons

    More mentorship would be beneficial

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Could be higher compensation

    Dec 1, 2022 - PhD Student in Cambridge, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great Institution with plenty of resources

    Cons

    Cambridge/Boston is one of most the most expensive places to live in the world. Rents are 30-50% higher than in Zurich and daily expenditures are roughly the same or only slightly lower.

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great Place to work

    Dec 4, 2022 - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The top institute to work at.

    Cons

    Very competitive work place to work

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  11. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Good but hard

    Nov 22, 2022 - Graduate Student 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great name recognition, getting a union soon

    Cons

    Can be overwhelming, experience depends on your quality of advisor

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MIT has an overall rating of 4.4 out of 5, based on over 3,443 reviews left anonymously by employees. 85% of employees would recommend working at MIT to a friend and 75% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, MIT employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at MIT. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

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