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Project Intern (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MAJanuary 4, 2018
A great place to work with tons of really smart people. It is a huge company with a lot of really cool things going on. Liked working there and really learned a lot.
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Challenging yet rewarding internship experience
Computer Science Intern (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MAOctober 18, 2017
Solved real problems, lenient work deadlines, great inexpensive cafeteria, great location in Tech Square, friendly coworkers/employees, lots of loud construction underway in main building, lots of learning opportunities.
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Fabulous company to work for -- even on a contract
Strategic Communications Associate/website writer (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MAOctober 4, 2017
It's a company that's all about innovation. For example: While surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy have been traditional mainstays for cancer treatment, each has its drawbacks. Today’s emerging cell-based therapies, however, target specific cancer cells without destroying the body’s healthy cells.

Draper is at the forefront of this technology, as well as ballistic guided missile systems, human-centered design, software as a sensor and much more. Energizing place to work!
Pros
The company is amazing
Cons
The contract ended
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Engineering Co-Op (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MASeptember 29, 2017
absolutely love Draper and the people that work there. There isn't a day I leave and don't learn something new. The staff is the top in their respective fields.
Pros
free donuts and pizza and flexible schedules
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Bad fit for mid-career people
Senior Member Technical Staff (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MAFebruary 18, 2017
Draper is in the midst of a painful transition from an old-school defense contractor into a Google clone. They're trying to be Google without the perks of actually being Google. They're dumping all the experienced people and bringing on cheaper new folks and loosing all the institutional knowledge. The work is also deeply stove-piped and territorial
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Different mentality towards direction in production
Industrial Engineer (Current Employee) –  Spiceland, INNovember 18, 2016
I had a lot of ideas and wanted to make change but the company moves slowly and methodically. It was upsetting but I am getting more used to it.
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Incredibly lively and positive place to work.
Advisor (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MAOctober 26, 2016
The Director of security is the most outgoing and optimistic person. He always has a smile on his face which means I have a smile on my face.
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Kitchen Helper (Former Employee) –  Elmore, ALSeptember 21, 2016
While volunteering work at draper: Line server and Dishwasher, I also assisted cooks and kitchen staff with various tasks as need, and provided cooks with needed items.
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
The Heat Index
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Very technical environment made it easy to build on engineering skills
Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MAApril 19, 2016
Worked on mechanical assemblies. Integrated electronic components into mechanical assemblies. Created machined part drawings and assembly drawings.
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Accounting Administrator (Former Employee) –  Bloomington, ILJanuary 30, 2013
I perfer not to comment. I was always told if I have nothing good to say than say nothing.
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