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Hard but fulfilling work

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Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher  in  Cambridge, MA (US)
Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Cambridge, MA (US)

I have been working at MIT part-time for more than a year

Pros

If you like hard but meaningful work, this is the right place. Knowing that you are at the cutting edge of research is exciting. Graduate stipend is good enough to live on, and health benefits are great.

Cons

As other people have pointed out, you are working with the best and brightest, so it is easy to get down on yourself if you aren't "perfect." Sometimes the hours are very long--expect to work 50+ hours a week for a "part-time" RA.

Recommends
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Other Reviews for MIT

  1.  

    Good PR, Rigid Bureaucratic Institution

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    Current Employee - Visiting Scientist  in  Cambridge, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Visiting Scientist in Cambridge, MA (US)

    I have been working at MIT full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This is an amazing place to undertake consulting and depending on whom your PI is it can be a very good opportunity.

    Cons

    Boston/Cambridge is expensive. You need to supplement your income. MIT does not pay well because there is a 50% tax that goes to the MIT bureaucrats. There are probably at least 3 of them controlling what you do who contribute to the overhead expenses. There are a lot of "Queens and Kings" in every department because of poor leadership from the directors, deans and department heads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    MIT desperately needs management and mentorship towards its employees and students.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Intense, rewarding and challenging

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Cambridge, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Cambridge, MA (US)

    I have been working at MIT full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Collaborate with the best and smartest, learn and able to challenge and improve yourself constantly, very collaborative atmosphere, work hard play hard. If you want to learn or try something new, this is the place to be.

    Cons

    Not much of a work-life balance, i.e. people work on weekends and nights. Intensity and pace of things going on can be overwhelming at times, fairly high stress work place. Facilities are decent, but definitely not the best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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