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Updated Sep 29, 2021

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14 Ratings
  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Amazing

    Jun 8, 2021 - Intern in Andover, MA
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    Pros

    Really great company that cares a lot about their workers

    Cons

    Lots of projects going on so sometimes it can be a little difficult to get help

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great for careers and entry level

    Sep 17, 2020 - Engineering Staff in Andover, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Benefits, Environment, Colleagues are friendly

    Cons

    Working with fickle government contracts

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Scientist/Engineer at PSI

    Oct 5, 2018 - Mechanical Engineer in Andover, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Fun and fulfilling place to work, everyone tries there best to help you succeed and no one will try to hold you back. Fast pace work environment, with the opportunity to work on something new everyday. Great for self motivated workers. Hours are flexible and employees and supervisors are extremely kind. As a first job for an engineer or a PhD looking to do there own research PSI is an excellent choice.

    Cons

    Facilities are a little dated and there are a lack of amenities compared to other tech companies. Not much of a social atmosphere and a bit of an older crowd (not many people in there early twenties)

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Applied R&D Opportunities in a Dynamic Environment

    Mar 1, 2018 - PRS in Andover, MA
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    Pros

    PSI provides a flexible work environment , a talented diverse staff and the opportunity to pursue opportunities to conduct research in a broad range of areas that interest you. PSI offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits

    Cons

    Research programs at PSI typically have a duration of 6 months to 2 years. You'll work on multiple projects and will have to balance the demands of contracts at different stages. It is a demanding, but also rewarding and stimulating environment.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great for New PhD Grad with Hustle

    Mar 22, 2017 - Principal Scientist in Andover, MA
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    Pros

    I learned so much in my year and a half at PSI, mostly because the job involved wearing a lot of hats and being very self-motivated. The compensation and benefits made the long hours worth it. I learned to manage a budget, manage a schedule, manage a team, and juggle multiple projects with competing deadlines. After my postdoc it was a nice change to transparency into the financials of the company and how the grant writing process works. I like absolutely everybody at the company, they're all very brilliant and fun to work with and learn from.

    Cons

    With such fast-paced schedules it can be difficult to get the time you need to really do the tasks right. Also, as with most companies with an engineering and physics emphasis, there are not a lot of women, so there was not a lot of understanding when it came to being a new mother. Opportunities are hot and cold, learn to diversify or else risk losing everything.

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  6. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Perfect environment to work in.

    Feb 8, 2016 - Engineering Co-Op in Lawrence, MA
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    Pros

    Positive working environment. Surrounded by very intelligent people.

    Cons

    Little to no downsides of management or the people there.

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place to start working, or finish your career

    Sep 29, 2021 - Senior Engineer in Andover, MA
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    Pros

    The people are all very smart, and great to work with. The variety of projects makes every day different and interesting. Here you can gain amazing experience in many different areas that are unheard of in most other companies. You can accumulate years worth of multidisciplinary experience in very little time, as well as learn a lot about project management and design iteration in a very fast paced environment.

    Cons

    although the benefits package is better than anywhere else, the pay is subpar. You will only access the benefits if you need medical care, or you are having children. The ESOP employee contributions only reach 100% vestment after 6 years, which discourages any newer generations from joining the company.

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Fast-paced and multifaceted work

    Nov 27, 2020 - Scientist 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Very collaborative environment with many opportunities to work with experts in diverse fields

    Cons

    Easy to get overwhelmed by work across multiple programs

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Great place to start or retire from

    Oct 22, 2019 - Principal Research Scientist in Andover, MA
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    Pros

    Interesting work, competent colleagues, competitive benefits

    Cons

    Long days, short weekends, arbitrary management

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Principal Scientist

    Sep 8, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in North Andover, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great working environment, salary, time off, benefits, flexibility and co-workers. This is an established company and is a place for a long-term career. Pay and bonuses are very fair and there is a lot of upward mobility.

    Cons

    Depending on who you work under your day-to-day can be as stressful as graduate school. Writing proposals and winning them is expected for this position and most other positions. You need to be a quick study with new topics and good in a laboratory environment.

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