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Great place to work but slow in recognizing impact of younger staff - very 'old school.'

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Current Employee - Principal Information Systems Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
Current Employee - Principal Information Systems Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO

I have been working at MITRE

Pros

MITRE is in most ways a fantastic place to work. The company provides good flexibility and stability, and provides work that makes a difference to the well-being of the United States. The benefits package is very good for the industry.

Cons

MITRE tends to exhibit many older company ideals such as secretive promotions and compensation decisions, cliquish upper management tendencies and a "wait your turn" mentality. Overall, the positives outweigh the negatives.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Institute clear processes for promotion and compensation practices and beware of watering down the brand in a well-intentioned drive to reduce costs.

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Great for my first 15 years poor for my last 10 years.

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    Former Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in McLean, VA

    I worked at MITRE

    Pros

    Ability to apply skills in support of the Government.
    Ability to make decision and apply them to sponsor support.
    MITRE IT Infrastructure and support.
    Benefits before retiring.

    Cons

    Requirements to support the Government in their offices as Action Officers and then accused by MITRE Management of going native.
    Out of sight and out of mind attitude when it comes to Salery increases and and Promotions.
    Need to continually provide self accomplishment Sound Bytes to Management to achieve status in the "Iner Circle".
    Workloads that demand 60-70 hours a week to be successful.
    Elimination of all Retiree Benifits when you reach 65, even thought you were paying 100% of there costs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get real and find out what is really happening in the employee trenchs, get rid of the AC-6 dead weight, provide competative Salery Increases (vs. what the Government does) and eliminate the massive Bureacracy that has increased over the years.

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  2. 11 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work, but not as great as claimed

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in McLean, VA

    I have been working at MITRE

    Pros

    Best things are the benefits, the work-life balance, the ability to move around and find interesting and new challenges, and the quality of the technical staff.

    Cons

    Downsides include:
    - A perception that MITRE is the best and no other company knows as much (not reality)
    - The fact that MITRE organizationally reflects many of the bad characteristics (stovepiping) of the sponsors we support
    - The unwillingness of management to terminate poor performers and reward top performers (lots of dead weight)
    - The fact that people stay forever so there advancement opportunities can come slowly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    MITRE needs to operate a little more like a private company and little less like a government agency. There should be more focus on performance, as it seems like the top people (who are truly the best in their fields) often have to carry a lot of dead weight to succeed. Eliminating some of the leff impactful folks wouldn't impact the work product, but would allow MITRE to more appopriately reward those who are doing the heavy lifting. A commitment to work-life balance to often seems to mean the stars work and the average folks balance.

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