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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Overview

Lexington, MA (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
Non-profit Organisation
Aerospace & Defence
Unknown / Non-Applicable
MIT Lincoln Laboratory, headquartered in Lexington, MA, is a U.S. Department of Defense research and development center chartered to apply advanced technology to problems of national security. We undertake projects in fields as diverse as cyber security, information sciences ... Read more

Mission: Research and development of technology solutions in support of national defense is the primary mission of MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Development of sensors, communications systems, information extraction and decision support systems has been our contribution to national security ... Read more

MIT Lincoln Laboratory Reviews

  • "Great ideals to strive for, but inept management thwarts mission"

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    Current Employee - Technical Staff in Lexington, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Staff in Lexington, MA (US)
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at MIT Lincoln Laboratory full-time (More than 5 years)


    Interesting work, challenging environment, overall intellectually stimulating. If you are male, then there are really only pros to this workplace. You will enjoy every moment of it and grow in so many ways. Even if you take time to build your family and other skills through courses on campus. Men will always be encouraged in every way to become independent thinkers, and problem-solvers.


    Pervasive sexual harassment against women. Rape emails - the group leaders arranged a celebration for this man and served cake to everyone. A senior staff (male) groped and kissed an associate staff (female) but wasn't fired. Got some comments about how great my body looked. I was told that I was hired just because I'm a woman and a diversity quota needed to be improved. An associate group leader made a comment about spanking me if I missed a step in a procedure. Male staff can literally do anything they want, including assigning work to female staff for things that a subordinate or contractor would do - any time they feel like it. This prevents promotion of the female. If you report sexual harassment to group office and/or HR, they will find a way to fire you including making stuff up and putting it into the annual performance review or taking disciplinary action for things that literally never happened. Never expect an apology from anyone for anything. Also if you report sexual harassment, the group leaders and HR will not always keep your name or the incident confidential.

    Advice to Management

    Some of the group leaders are only there to serve themselves and don't actually care about the interests of the nation or national security. They just want power and money. (what a surprise).

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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Interviews



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    Summer Research Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in January 2017.


    I applied online to an intern position around the end of November. I received an email asking for a phone interview at the end of January. I scheduled the interview and was given an offer a week later.

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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Awards & Accolades

  • R&D 100 Awards, R&D Magazine, 2014
  • Four R&D 100 Awards(Lincoln Open Cryptographic Key Management Architecture (Software), Route Availability Planning Tool, Wavelength Beam-Combining Fiber-Coupled Diode Laser, & Wide Field-of-View Curved Focal Plane Array (WFC)), R&D Magazine, 2012
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