It was a physics graduate program; one works hard and learns.
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Stony Brook, NY – March 19, 2013
It was a graduate school position, so the pay was kept low and the hours were long. However, I learned a lot about physics and IT and I got the opportunity to live in Europe for 4.5 years while working on the ATLAS Detector of the Large Hadron Collider.
Management was pretty light-handed, since they were physics professors and fellow academics.
My co-workers were fellow students, which results in changes all the time.
Note that the base salary for a graduate student is only ~$20,000. I received extra compensation due to my posting in Europe and the resulting cost of living increase.
i was paid to do my thesis research