Great Mission and Culture
Software Engineer I (Current Employee) – Cambridge, MA – January 25, 2018
I've worked here since 2002, since before it was called the Broad Institute and have grown with it as it has evolved into the institute it is today.
Working here you will interact with some wonderful, intelligent, kind and supportive people. In general, the culture and benefits are two of the greatest draws. They do put a lot of effort to make minorities feel welcome and accepted which I appreciate.
I've been fortunate to work for an excellent manager who supported my career transition to a software engineer. I don't know if every manager here has a similar disposition, however, so your mileage may vary.
You will get to work on some interesting projects with goals that anyone can get behind, whether it's related to cancer research or creating resources to help scientists deal with infectious disease.
The main downside of working here is the salary. If you are lucky enough to not have to worry about that, I highly recommend working here. Benefits are great, you can get up to 5,250 in tuition reimbursed and their is ample time-off. Work-life balance is excellent.
Additionally, it's very easy to get too comfortable in your position here, and before you know it, you've allowed five years to pass without focusing enough on your career growth.