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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.

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Other Reviews for MIT

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    Intense, rewarding and challenging

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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.

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    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Administrative

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MIT full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great benefits
    academic environment
    fun people

    Cons

    not a great salary grade for support
    hard to move up without moving to a new dept

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