Supporting Broadies: The benefits of working at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

At Broad, we care deeply about all of the people in our community and believe in the importance of supporting Broadies in all aspects of their lives. We aspire to maintain a culture that emphasizes well-being and balance through a range of benefits for you and your family members. We are committed to helping make life work by offering a range of benefits and resources designed to support your holistic well-being: physical, social-emotional, mental, financial, family, and work-life well-being.

We are particularly proud to provide robust support for the needs of caregivers. Learn more about the caregiving support we offer.

Physical well-being

  • Medical care: A choice of three medical plans — a basic plan (HMO), a plan that offers more flexibility (PPO), or a high-deductible plan (HDHP) — each designed to meet your individual needs.
  • Vision care: One annual eye exam through the medical plan and up to $140 of reimbursement for one pair of glasses or contacts per calendar year under the vision vendor.
  • Dental care: One easy, comprehensive plan that covers it all — including orthodontic services.
  • On-demand health care: Can’t make it to the doctor's office? Speak to a physician or mental health professional using your smartphone.
  • Free onsite health screenings and flu shots: Taking care of yourself has never been easier with our annual onsite flu clinics.
  • Onsite perks: Enjoy fitness classes like yoga and boot camp, onsite eye exams, and more.
  • Gyms and fitness: New employees receive a free Fitbit, and Broad medical plan participants receive $300 annually to spend on fitness programs and equipment.
  • Gender affirming care: Enhanced gender affirming medical benefits for all benefits-eligible transgender and non-binary Broad employees and their family members whose medical coverage is provided by the Broad Institute.

Emotional well-being

  • Work-life and well-being support: Whatever your challenge, BroadLife is here to lend support and connect you to resources by offering a wide range of programs that address your holistic well-being and specific life issues and events.
  • KGA Life Services: Broad’s employee assistance program (EAP) includes personalized dependent-care referral services, financial/legal services, and three free counseling sessions.
  • Support for therapy: Broad can help you find a therapist and covers therapy copays for behavioral health under Broad’s medical plans.
  • Support groups: Connect with other Broadies who share similar experiences and are facilitated by licensed psychologists and childcare experts on topics ranging from nutrition to stress management to parenting young children.

Financial well-being

  • 401(k) plan: Broad will match your 401(k) deferral contributions dollar for dollar, up to six percent (6%) of your salary. You are 100% vested starting on day one.
  • Childcare financial assistance: Some families may be eligible to receive up to $9,000 a year for childcare expenses.
  • Insurance: Company-paid basic life and accident coverage as well as optional additional (and dependent) coverage at a low cost.
  • Disability coverage: Company-paid short- and long-term disability plan.
  • Flexible spending accounts: Health-care and dependent-care pre-tax flexible spending account with a $2,000 company-sponsored contribution to your dependent-care account.
  • Tuition reimbursement: Receive up to $5,250 a year for courses taken at an accredited university or approved certificate program.
  • Parking: Subsidized, pre-tax onsite parking.
  • Public transportation: Take the commuter rail or T with a monthly pass that’s discounted at 50% and pre-tax.
  • Biking: Receive reimbursement for up to $240/year for the purchase of a bike or repairs to an existing one.
  • Meal options: Purchase lunch onsite from a different pop-up eatery each week and healthy snacks from subsidized vending machines.  
  • Discounts: Receive discounts on computers, wireless plans, home and auto insurance, local fitness clubs, and more.

Time Off

  • Vacation, personal and sick time: Earn 15 vacation days in your first year, 20 days in your second, 12 sick days, and three personal days to call your own.
  • Holidays: Thirteen Broad paid holidays in addition to a holiday closing between Christmas Eve and New Year's Day.
  • Parental leave: Broad offers generous paid parental leave.


Access Broad’s full Benefits Manual here.