Massachusetts Institute of Technology Employee Reviews in United States

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high level science
Research Assistant/PhD Candidate (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MAOctober 14, 2015
high level science, intensive workload, limited interactions with peers and other students, low pay and no benefits, good technical support
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An Amazing Place to Work
Postdoctoral Associate (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MASeptember 20, 2015
MIT is a top notch place for one to do their postdoctoral research. MIT offers access to world class facilities and an exposure to cutting edge research. One is surrounded by many other highly driven and intelligent researchers who act to push you to be your best self in science and in life. Overall a fun place to work and with a supportive management in the department.
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Great place to work!
Systems Implementation & Devops Engineer (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MASeptember 14, 2015
Working at MIT is a dream. You're constantly challenged with professionals of various backgrounds and expertise who are an inspiring group to work alongside.
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An ideal location for an academic scientist...
Research Scientist (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MASeptember 3, 2015
Working at MIT is a wonderful experience. They are excellent about work/life balance and flexibility. The benefits are fantastic but the compensation is generous but, as expected, will be less than one could make in the private sector.
Job security is always an issue for a research scientist that relies on grants for salary, so it seem the only real job security is through tenure if you are a professor.
For research scientists, the structure is very flat. There are certain "rules" at MIT that only allow a certain number of senior scientists which depends largely on the size of your department. So if you are "capped out" on senior scientists there is really no opportunity for internal advancement. To make it even worse, only senior scientists can be Principle Investigators on new grants.
Overall, if you just want to focus on research it is a wonderful place to work. You get to work with brilliant scientists and students and have all the flexibility, autonomy and balance you need.
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Higher Education for a place to stay
Senior Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MAAugust 31, 2015
If you're looking for a place to grow, develop, and stay long-term, MIT is a perfect place for that. You can start from the very beginning and an entry-level position, and work your way up within the office, or transfer to other offices that interest you. Everyone holds the same high values throughout MIT so you know you are working with the best of the best.
Pros
Benefits, time off
Cons
Pay is not always on par with what it should be
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Excellent place for good research
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MAJuly 29, 2015
Excellent core facilities and collaboration possibilities. Great talks to attend constantly. Adjustable working hours, pleasant co-workers. Ability to attend great conferences to present your data. Good supervision and mentoring.
Pros
Adjustable hours
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Good
Administrative Assistant II (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MAJuly 20, 2015
It was nice working with professor's. They were very professional and courteous. Because they had high expectations, I had high expectations. I also got a chance to work their research groups and students.
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A very good computational biology program
Doctoral Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MAJune 23, 2015
The course requirements in CSB graduate program is very flexible. The course 6 classes are very helpful in general. The whitehead institute is a good place to work.
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Nice place to be in
Research Associate (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MAJune 11, 2015
Most of the days I worked at MIT were full of new challenges, sessions of brainstorming to look for newer approaches to solve them as well as anxiety and excitement to see if your idea has worked. In the process, I learned, not only to practise independent research, but also to think, design, execute, analyze and present academically/industrially relevant projects. Apart from being extremely demanding both physically and mentally, the hardest part of the job was to overcome the frustration of any experimental result that did not work the way you thought. Also the most satisfying part was the excitement and joy that comes along when you find something novel. In addition, I would also cherish the transformation through the newly developed inclination to think along the lines of the applied aspect my work.
Pros
Heaven for learning
Cons
No provision for hostel accommodation
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positive academic atmosphere
o Section Head, Libraries' Acquisitions Department (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MAJune 3, 2015
The atmosphere at MIT has changed in recent years. It's still an enlightened and humane place to work, and it's trying to balance that philosophy with the demands of the current work and economic climate.
Pros
very positive academic environment; brilliant students & faculty
Cons
pressure at times for MIT to adhere to corporate practices rather than academic
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Excellent place to work.
Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MAMay 12, 2015
Excellent place to work. Great corporate culture. Management is quite good. Co-workers and staff are collaborative. No complaints at all.
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Team worked with not helpful - End Users serviced are excellent
Level 2 Desktop Support Analyst (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAMay 4, 2015
Team worked with not helpful - End Users serviced are excellent.

Great place to meet and network with people.
Very relaxed back environment.
Cons
Work days are extremely long
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Good place to work
Electronics & Computer Hardware Specialist (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MAApril 29, 2015
Working with smartest guys in a world is pretty exciting. I have my own lab room full of equipment. Different work every other week
Cons
Terrible commute
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Excellent place for brainstorm
Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MAFebruary 1, 2015
Prestige research environment to efficiently publish your research results, a lot of great and smart friends to learn each other, meet a lot of visitor from worldwide.
Pros
efficient work, unique experience
Cons
weather, small campus
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Amazing university with excellent communication.
Video Editor/Consultant (Current Employee) –  Boston, MADecember 18, 2014
Working remotely, I am able to produce a lot of great content with my Producer at any location. Flexibility is remarkable and I work on a per project basis. The difficult side of this job is that, aside from excellent communication, most of it is entirely email or phone based which can get tricky with video editing when finalizing a product. The most satisfying reward is always with the production value of the content produced, and knowing I have a contributing hand in the success of a high profile university to some degree.
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Excellent opportunity for career advancement
Postdoctoral Research Associate (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MADecember 8, 2014
There are many good opportunities for future career development, either in academic or industrial area.
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It was a great place to work
Cleaning Tech (Former Employee) –  Wichita, KSNovember 27, 2014
I enjoyed the job and management. I rarely worked with other people and worked at my own pace
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fun and productive environment
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  Boston, MANovember 15, 2014
Supervisor was pro-employee, attentive, and willing to teach. The entire experience was enriching and productive.
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great job, ok pay, tough hours
Head Sailing Coach / Phys Ed Instructor (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MANovember 6, 2014
great coworkers, great student/student-athletes, below average pay, great benefits, many many weekends traveling
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Very good place
Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MANovember 2, 2014
Very good place to do research. You can meet with the most talented people from all over the world.
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