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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

There's more to explore. See what these employees have to say:

Acia Adams-Heath
Senior Staff Accountant

Gregory Walton
IT Support Engineer

Exceptional Employee Benefits

MIT is committed to ensuring that all MIT employees are healthy, secure, and enjoy a fulfilling work / life balance. We offer all the benefits for eligible employees that you’d expect from a large organization, such as generous vacation, health insurance, retirement programs, and tuition assistance. But that’s just the start. Explore our exceptional roster of benefits.

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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