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MIT Lincoln Laboratory CEO Eric Evans
Eric Evans
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Pros
  • "flexible schedule, work-life balance is great(in 47 reviews)

  • "Unrivaled density of smart people working on challenging problems across many problem domains(in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • "Raises are kind of arbitrary and really depend on how much your Group leaders want to push for you when they all get together to determine the ladder(in 12 reviews)

  • "At least for System Administrators (and I believe most of the technical staff/researchers) prepare for SOUL-CRUSHING micro-management(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent experience for hands-on, challenging research"

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      Former Employee - Assistant Technical Staff 

      I worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory full-time

      Pros

      Challenging projects, smart colleagues, work-life balance, retirement benefits, vacation, education opportunities

      Cons

      Old office buildings, Lincoln scholars decreased pay

      MIT Lincoln Laboratory2019-04-11
    • "Great place to work!"

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      Former Employee - Assistant Staff in Lexington, MA
      Recommends

      I worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Freedom of an academic environment without the pressure to publish or find grants. Great group leaders that encourage staff growth and side projects.

      Cons

      Can be a bit slow-moving like its government customers.

      MIT Lincoln Laboratory2019-03-18
    • "Great"

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      Current Employee - Web Developer in Lexington, MA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at MIT Lincoln Laboratory full-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      Many smart people to work with

      Cons

      Company organization can feel very traditional.

      MIT Lincoln Laboratory2019-03-11
    • "Your Just an Admin..."

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        Current Employee - Administrative Assistant 

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

        Pros

        Strong benefit package (Pension, health insurance coverage, tuition reimbursement) - same as MIT campus.

        Cons

        As an administrative assistant, you are constantly reminded that you are "just an admin" - undervalued and underpaid. This position is a catch-all for anything the Group Leader/ business manager/staff doesn't want to do. There is no recognition for new initiatives or changes. Senior admins "lifers" just want to keep the processes as they have always been done. Because the senior admins do a lot that the GL/BM doesn't...

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        Advice to Management

        Create a growth path for administrative support. Majority of admins have college degrees and professional experiences that surpass being "just an admin"!

        MIT Lincoln Laboratory2019-03-18
      • "Great place to work"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at MIT Lincoln Laboratory full-time

        Pros

        flexible schedule, work-life balance is great. benefits are amazing, lots of vacation time and good health care options as well as generous parental leave. a lot of encouragement to pursue higher education

        Cons

        pay is less than what you could make elsewhere

        MIT Lincoln Laboratory2019-03-01
      • Helpful (1)

        "Small minded office politics make this place suck."

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        Former Employee - Computer Programmer in Bedford, MA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Easy commute. Interesting work sometimes.

        Cons

        Backstabbing office politics makes it suck to work there.

        Advice to Management

        Stop acting like inbreds.

        MIT Lincoln Laboratory2019-04-03
      • Helpful (1)

        "So So"

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          Former Employee - Associate Technical Staff 

          I worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory full-time for more than 3 years

          Pros

          Smart people and a good library

          Cons

          Good luck with upward mobility if you do not have a PhD. Poor pay, good but expensive healthcare.

          Advice to Management

          Having mgmt for 30+ years isn't a good thing

          MIT Lincoln Laboratory2019-03-08
        • "New employee."

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at MIT Lincoln Laboratory full-time (Less than a year)

          Pros

          Flexible schedule. Smart people. Rewarding work. Excellent benefits.

          Cons

          No cons right now. Only pros.

          Advice to Management

          Keep doing what you're doing.

          MIT Lincoln Laboratory2019-02-21
        • "slow, ambiguity"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Doesn't Recommend
          No Opinion of CEO

          I worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory full-time

          Pros

          everyone leaves at 5 if you like that?

          Cons

          Out in the middle of nowhere, No good food, ooooold building with a messed up heating and cooling system, if you're not from the military, it will be very hard to understand some rules. The rules are antiquated and not updated to match federal rules, anyway.

          Advice to Management

          Realize not everyone is from the military when you hire nonmilitary personnel. Realize the DOD can and will get things wrong too. Realize living and working in a bubble is not conducive to bettering our country.

          MIT Lincoln Laboratory2019-02-19
        • Helpful (7)

          "Good for early and late career"

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          Former Employee - Technical Staff 
          No Opinion of CEO

          I worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory full-time

          Pros

          Academic focus, broad mission areas, ability to move internally, lots of effort to retain employees. Try to keep stable workforce and avoid layoffs, mostly successfully.

          Cons

          Seeking growth in constrained environment. Prioritizes managing up instead of technical development. Lots of marginal utility programs and work pushed down to Group Leaders and staff. Staff members are facing more and more work for little gain.

          Advice to Management

          Reevaluate growth strategy - the lab isn't handling it well.

          MIT Lincoln Laboratory2019-01-21
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