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  • 1 employee says

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    4.39
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Reviews for M.I.T

Reviews - What employees say

4.39 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 22.Dec 2015
  • Employee

Company Culture

Co-workers were uniformly highly motivated and talented individuals. Company culture was to push fast and hard to achieve goals.

Support from management

Most group leaders are exemplary, thoughtful planners who take care of their group members.

Teamwork

Most of my co-workers were wonderful. Along the way there were a handful who extremely competitive, secretive, or otherwise unwilling to work as a team with others.

Freedom to work independently

I had nearly complete freedom to work as I wished, as long as I fulfilled my role on the team. Work on my own interests was encouraged when time and resources permitted.

Internal Communication

Generally good.

Gender Equality

Women were strongly encouraged, yet still a relative minority in many science/tech areas.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Older colleagues are held in high regard, and are often known for their contributions to their field.

Career Development

Highly competitive environment requires aggressiveness and perseverance to move ahead. Without these, your career will likely plateau. Also, only three grades of research workers available, and while I was there, the institute decided to not promote anyone beyond the second level. Unknown when this will change.

Overall compensation for your work

Salaries are average for academics, and well below commercial industry standards for a person of the same qualifications and experience. Many superb researchers would love to have your job. The employer is in total control in this area. Benefits, however, were excellent, and better than at many other world-class institutions.

Office / Work Environment

Overall very good. Sometimes competition for research funds and resources with other groups could be an aggravation.

Environmental Friendliness

Generally very socially aware and active, but sometimes could spend large amounts of time and effort on fashionable topics with little real impact.

Work-Life Balance

Strong tendency for younger to mid-life people to sacrifice quality family time to their career, and then regret it later in life.

Company Image

Generally speaking, most people are very happy to work at M.I.T.

Job Security

Being a research institution, things tend to be stable except in times of federal budget cuts, when scienctific research programs are the first to feel the budget ax. Jobs can vanish, although this is usually the exception rather than the rule.

Handicapped Accessibility

Many options exist to provide accessibility.

Workplace Safety

By and large, yes, and M.I.T. spends a lot of money retrofitting older buildings to comply with new safety regulations.

Challenging Work

Challenging and fascinating -- a world-class leader in nearly every scientific and technical field or area of inquiry

Inclusive / Diverse

HIgh degree of emphasis on inclusiveness.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    M.I.T
  • City
    Cambridge
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

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  • 1 employee says

    Excellent (1)
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    Good (0)
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    Satisfactory (0)
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    Subpar (0)
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    4.39
  • 0 applicants say

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M.I.T
4.39
1 review

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