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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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    Stay

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    Former Employee - Math Teacher  in  Alabang (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Math Teacher in Alabang (Philippines)

    I worked at MIT full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    1. small class size (max 15)
    2. air conditioned rooms
    3. acccessible

    Cons

    1. curriculum, not fully developed
    2. facilities-no dedicated lab for sciences

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    adhere to learning, not on profit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    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
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