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What's it like to work at MIT?

Since it was founded in 1861, MIT has been an exceptional place full of exceptional people. The MIT motto, Mens et Manus—"Mind and Hand"—speaks to the way our community is known for transforming ideas into reality.

And everyone who works here makes that transformation possible.

MIT staff are passionate, dedicated, and inclusive, welcoming individuals from all walks of life to bring their talent, ideas, and experience to our campus—and beyond. Our staff choose MIT because it’s simply not like anywhere else. In their own words:

“I tell my friends: if you want to work at a place that has unlimited opportunities for growth—where people really care about you while helping support efforts to better the world for us all—look at MIT.” -- Acia Adams-Heath, Senior Staff Accountant

“The benefits and opportunities MIT offers are exceptional. There are so many ways to develop and expand your career—and many benefits can be used by your whole family.” -- Ana Ludwig, Senior Human Resources and Financial Assistant, Office of the Dean, School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Exceptional Employee Benefits

People who work at MIT are committed to MIT’s vision to build a better world. MIT, in turn, is committed to ensuring that all MIT employees are healthy and secure, and enjoy a fulfilling work/life balance. MIT’s generous and unique roster of benefits makes this possible.

MIT is proud to offer its faculty and staff multiple options for best-in-class health plans, a pension plan, fully subsidized T passes, tuition assistance, career development workshops and counseling, and a wide range of parenting benefits. Employees also have access to world-class athletic facilities, the MIT Museum, and even free movies. Explore our exceptional roster of benefits for details.

MIT is…

Mission-driven, and focused on solving the world’s most pressing challenges

... yet committed to your personal development

Entrepreneurial, with many attributes of a super-charged startup

... but with the gravity of a stable century-old institute

Highly collaborative and team-oriented

... with respect and recognition of every individual’s contribution

Industrious, hard-working, risk-taking

...but focused on your security, through exceptional benefits

A global leader in many critical fields

...while still down-to-earth, non-elitist, and inclusive

A place where you can make your mark on the world

... and still maintain a healthy work and life balance


… ready for you.

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