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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The institute is a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university, with an urban campus that extends more than a mile (1.6 km) alongside the Charles River. The institute also encompasses a number of major off-campus facilities such as the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, the Bates Center, and the Haystack Observatory, as well as affiliated laboratories such as the Broad and Whitehead Institutes. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, MIT adopted a European polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction in applied science and engineering. It has since played a key role in the development of many aspects of modern science, engineering, mathematics, and technology, and is widely known for its innovation and academic strength.

An upset student shared this review "There are almost no parking spaces, and to get those that do exist, you need to obtain a very expensive yearly parking permit. In fact, MIT subsidizing people NOT getting parking permits by offering discounted monthly T-passes for example."

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Could not find the skip button (Former Employee) says

"Could not find the skip button. This is was a postion that was an summer internship that has been incorrectly flagged for me to answer. Please discard this information."

Financial Coodinator (Current Employee) says

"I've learned while working here that hard work does not pay off. They have no concept of cost of living in the Boston area. The department head is great. However, other managers leave much to be desired. Management is very good at hypocrisy and talking out of both sides of their mouths."

Medical Assistant (Former Employee) says

"I have work at the Obgyn the manager and staff are bully and disrespectful to new hired staff. You also have to be there on favorite. Cons: None"

Lecturer (Former Employee) says

"Bad place to work. People are weird. Secretaries and teachers are weird and strange. Do not pay enough for all the work you do."

Sale Associate (Former Employee) says

"It was a door to door sales didn't agree with it at all. It was hard and we worked in all type of weather and at time have had cops called on us because we were walking through the neighborhood. Cons: i had many cons"

Director (Former Employee) says

"I was hired for my experience to fill a leadership role and was then not to talk, nor do anything. Any attempt I made to contribute was rebuffed. I was told the concepts were too complicated for me to grasp right away, but in my experience, all they did was talk in circles and took no action. My contract was then terminated. I accepted the position in good faith and took myself out of consideration for other opportunities only to find my professional development compromised. Cons: MIT makes promises it can't keep, sets people up to fail, and doesn't hold itself accountable"

Director, Customer Support (Former Employee) says

"Years ago, MIT was a great place to work. Over my many years there, I watched it steadily decline as new poorly skilled and either military or corporate minded leadership was brought in. By the time I left, it had become a very dysfunctional place in which bullying, public verbal abuse, misrepresentation of data, lack of communication and transparency, and hiding behind consultant reports and buzzwords had become the norm. Cons: All the rest"

Leadership (Former Employee) says

"MIT Medical has so much potential that is being squandered. Wonderful people work there, and are treated badly. The management does not seek input from their many thoughtful, capable, and experienced employees. The culture is top down, with the worst people at the top. When they hear that employees are dismayed by lack of communication, they redouble there employees what to think and do. Management does not engage employees in problem solving or utilize the skills and experience of employees. This dysfunction applies at all levels of MIT Medical. Management is intent on applying the worst aspects of health care reform to demolish what was once a truly patient-centered system, turning it into a mediocre insurance-centered system. Management lacks imagination and staff are united only in their dismay at the unfortunate changes being imposed. It is a sad situation. Cons: Negative culture"

technician (Current Employee) says

"Good pay and benefits Bad traffic and parking costs .Management dose not have a clue the employees run the facility .Nepotism who you know is the infectious Disease ."

Power Plant Operator (Former Employee) says

"Respected name. The "general help' is treated like dirt. The folks in academia are treated much better. Expensive parking and medical. Clueless bosses for the labor Cons: Clueless bosses. Expensive parking."

Program Associate - Professional Education (Former Employee) says

"Worked for Professional Education department it has very very poor Leadership with Top-down management"

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Current Employee) says

"The PI is mean and fake. She doesn’t really seem to be smart but surely wanted to behave like she is. It’s like a pick up artist. Everyone is frustrated Cons: This lab is just bad because of who the PI is"

research associate via nextSource (Current Employee) says

"I can't review MIT as I was never hired there."

Unavailable (Current Employee) says

"Job security is good, those who can leave do so as quickly as possible; so there is always hiring. Cons: See below"

Physician (Former Employee) says

"MIT Medical has so much potential that is being squandered. Wonderful people work there, and are treated badly. The management does not seek input from their many thoughtful, capable, and experienced employees. The culture is top down, with the worst people at the top. When they hear that employees are dismayed by lack of communication, they redouble ther efforts to tell employees what to think and do. Management does not engage employees in problem solving or utilize the skills and experience of employees. This dysfunction applies at all levels of MIT Medical. Management is intent on applying the worst aspects of health care reform to demolish what was once a truly patient-centered system, turning it into a mediocre insurance-centered system. Management lacks imagination and staff are united only in their dismay at the unfortunate changes being imposed. It is a sad situation. Cons: Lousy management and supervisors"

Admin (Current Employee) says

"just when you expect MIT to be great and found out these people live in the 70s. Management is extremely poor. They def. play favorite, and they don't care. My manager is so cheap, he doesn't believe in reward employee that go above and beyond. He simply said "these people get pay to work and that's it". There's absolutely no growth. Very poor working conditions. It's like a zoo in the office everyday because nobody knows how to work efficiently and effective. It took 4 people to find 1 piece of paper very day for at least 30 mins. People show up to work and just sit on computer online shopping, and pretend to be busy, pushing their work to other people. Apparently, my coworker show up smelling like alcohol and there was complaint against him regarding alcohol incident but my boss does nothing about it. I don't know since when it's ok to be drunk while working. These people refuse to change for the good, they been doing whatever they do since the 70s for so long, they are afraid of technology. How ironic because this is MIT. They don't know how to work the printer, fax machine, and don't even get me started on how they DO NOT KNOW HOW TO USE PDF to do a simple edit text and combine files. It's true that when you do your job so well that you get to do other people job. The people here are lazy. Cons: everything"

Administrative Assistant II (Former Employee) says

"Politics rule, saturated with favoritism, nepotism and bullies. Lower wage staff are not valued, harassment is ignored, backstabbing, bullies win and HR does nothing because they fear litigation."

RESEARCH ASSISTANT (Former Employee) says

"Sometimes publishing rubbish papers fast is more important than the underlying science behind the paper. The work/life balance is not existent you live for the work."

Student Life Office Project Assistant (Former Employee) says

"MIT Sloan is over-reliant on temporary workers. I was in my position for a year and a half and never received consideration for a full time position. I was very much treated like a temporary employee."

technician (Current Employee) says

"Good benefits, especially transportation benefits. Average medical care at MIT medical. Busy work schedule, plans can change in the day for work. Summer is fun."

Former Employee - Office Administrator says

"I worked at MIT full-time Cons: Terrible employee benefits, incompetent management, the university forces employees to use their health facilities for all their medical needs, contracts were not honored, employees were constantly scared and depressed"

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I have been working at MIT full-time for more than a year Cons: Worst salary for anyone with a PhD in the USA. Worst salary in the Institution - lower than what a secretary makes."

Former Employee - Administrative Assistant says

"I worked at MIT full-time for less than a year Cons: Everything else. The office environment is toxic. The pay is insulting. And there is the whole Jeffrey Epstein situation."

Current Employee - Librarian says

"I have been working at MIT full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Management is terrible; too many slackers; toxic environment; managers are abusive; toxic work environment, no opportunity to grow"

Former Employee - Director of Business Operations says

"I worked at MIT full-time for more than a year Cons: There is no support from mgt."

Current Employee - Tech says

"I have been working at MIT full-time for more than 10 years Cons: Disrespectful to elders and no work breaks. Drug testing."

Current Employee - Researcher says

"I have been working at MIT full-time for more than a year Cons: 1) sexism, whether it is implicit or explicit, is prevalent. there are less than 5 full time women. the director interrupts the female employees more than the male employees (i'm a male employee and i've even noticed this). some of the lab members refer to other women in the lab as "girl." 2) no health insurance. they find ways to skimp your benefits, such as by saying you're getting a raise, but then take away health insurance such that the net difference is that you lose money 3) excessive waste. there are so many projects that are not innovative, copy other existing ideas (with slight modification) and just waste money buying services or things that don't end up getting used"

Current Employee - PhD Student says

"I have been working at MIT full-time for more than 5 years Cons: Everyone is under too much pressure and have on interests to educate each other. Intelligence is fully wasted by the bad organization. PI only care about funding sources. The student benefits are totally ignored."

Current Employee - Accounting Officer says

"I have been working at MIT full-time for more than 8 years Cons: Minorities = No employment growth or opportunities. Minorities are mostly placed in entry level roles or administrative roles. Senior managers are not equipped or know how to set their employees for a career growth. Not supportive for employees who are pursuing a higher degree."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at MIT full-time Cons: The company pushes too many products"

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