Research Assistant (Former Employee), Cambridge, MA – August 14, 2013
The Pavilion at McLean is wonderful and played a key role in diagnosing my brother with Type 1 Diabetes and mental issues. Dr. Kleinschmidt was outstanding, and helped him through some of the toughest times in his life. Unfortunately, Dr. Vuckovic was not compassionate to my brother on any level and did not believe that he had a real problem (I have – more... reviewed him separately). Overall I would recommend the Pavilion as it changed my brother's life for the better. – less
Unavailable (Current Employee), Cambridge, MA – August 2, 2013
Pros: job security
Cons: see below
Job security is good, those who can leave do so as quickly as possible; so there is always hiring.
Salary is middle to low and you are unlikely to see any significant increase. Advancement is minimal, managers and senior staff are on the whole middle aged and up - clinging on to get that pension (a good benefit although don't expect to see it if your – more... in your 20s, and really I'd rather have the cash to invest.) Work life balance is non-existent. – less
desk clerk (Former Employee), cambridge, MA – July 11, 2013
assisting students, sorting mail, secretarial duties, checking students into rooms, checking students out of their rooms, closing station at end of shift, opeening at beggining of shift. 450 memorial drive
Efficient high performing and collaborative working environment
Contract Administrator (18 month Term Position) (Former Employee), Cambridge, MA – June 5, 2013
Pros: work life balance
A typical work day at MIT-OSP is fast paced, deadline driven, and consistently challenging. There is significant variety in the workload, in terms of the sponsors types, agreement/contract negotiations, awards, and questions/concerns from the departments/laboratories/centers.
Staff are very busy with their own portfolios, but try to maintain a friendly – more... and collaborative working environment.
Management are supportive and provide professional development opportunities to their staff. – less
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Cambridge, MA – May 10, 2013
I enjoyed working at MIT as an administrative assistant in one of the departments. The professors that I supported were nurturing and kind. They placed a high value on training and development so I was able to get a lot of exposure to various areas of the department and their research. They included me in as much as possible to assist me in learning – more... what they did so that I could best support them. I wouldn't hesitate to return to work there. – less
Postdoctoral Research Associate (Current Employee), Cambridge, MA – May 6, 2013
MIT is an excellent workplace. A typical day is very challenging often, productive and collaborative. Learnt a lot of new techniques and new instrument operations. Being a safety office in the lab, I have learnt and been responsible for quite a lot about safety issues in lab environment. Co-workers here are extremely helpful and always looking for collaboration – more... which increases productivity indeed. The hardest part is to live up to the expectations of the huge pharma company collaboration. The most enjoyable part is the challenges that I am faced with everyday. – less
Office Assistant (temporary) (Former Employee), Cambridge, MA – February 19, 2013
Pros: working at an academic and scientific institution; friendly and helpful people
Filing scholarly journal articles, faxing, copying and mailing documents and maintaining an organized office. I enjoyed working here because the people were helpful and friendly. I enjoyed filing because I sometimes paused to read the abstracts and therefore learned a lot about the research that was being conducted by the principal investigator. I was – more... introduced to the scholarly journal, PNAS. This exposed me to a wonderful resource for scientific research. The hardest part of the job was that is was only temporary; I wish the administrative assistant whom I was filling in for needed a personal assistant! – less