Senior Member Technical Staff (Current Employee) – Cambridge, MA – June 21, 2018
Draper is deeply cliquey, if you don't know the people, you'll never get on the interesting projects. Nobody talks to people outside of their own departments -- they'd rather hire somebody new than farm work out to somebody internally
Senior Firewall/Network Engineer (Former Employee) – Cambridge, MA – January 31, 2018
I enjoyed working with the Network team, good management, good working attitude. It is a fast paced environment with no down time.Nice new cafeteria. Parking lot across from Draper for employee parking is reasonably priced.
Software Engineering Co-op (Former Employee) – Cambridge, MA – January 17, 2018
Draper was a good place to intern at. The project I worked on was fun and I was able to contribute to the full software life-cycle. As a young engineer, though, I don't think it would be a great fit because a lot of the people that work there are over 40.
Computer Science Intern (Former Employee) – Cambridge, MA – October 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.
Fabulous company to work for -- even on a contract
Strategic Communications Associate/website writer (Former Employee) – Cambridge, MA – October 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!
Senior Member Technical Staff (Current Employee) – Cambridge, MA – February 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