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    It was amazing.

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist I in East Cambridge, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Research Scientist I in East Cambridge, MA (US)

    I worked at MIT full-time (more than an year)


    Substantial flexibility in hours, amazingly talented & intelligent community, great gym facilities (climbing wall, pool, basketball courts), emphasis on learning, fast-paced, free classes for employees


    Salary was pretty low, and there was sometimes too much to do and not enough people who knew how to do it (i.e., easy to get burned out).

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    pay your top employees better, identify slackers and please fire them. It's discouraging to seriously bust your balls while your coworkers are slacking off, and to not make any higher salary for the effort.

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MIT Interviews

Updated 3 Oct 2014
Updated 3 Oct 2014

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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Freshman Admission Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at MIT.

    Interview Details

    Met with an alumni who interviewed me and was friendly. Had the interview at a coffee shop not to far from where I live I connected well with the interviewer as we shared similar backgrounds. Asked pretty basic questions about why I chose MIT, why I chose my respective field, and future career plans.

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MIT Awards and Accolades

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Most Admired Companies in Research Science, Black Engineer & Information Technology, 2010
Best Companies for Workers Over 50, AARP, 2009
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Headquarters Cambridge, MA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1861
Type College/University
Industry Education
Revenue £500 million to £1 billion (GBP) per year
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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) really takes the prize. A leading research institution, the school is typically granted more patents annually than any other university, and about 60 people associated with MIT are Nobel Prize recipients. Blending that science and engineering acumen with a top business program (including the Sloan School of Management), MIT graduates have started more than 4,000 companies -- Hewlett-Packard and Intel, for example. MIT has more than 10,000 students, about 60% of whom attend graduate school. The faculty of the nearly three... More

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