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4 people found this helpful  

Great company to work for with the capability to do great things for the nation

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Information Systems Engineer
Current Employee - Senior Information Systems Engineer

I have been working at MITRE

Pros

- Workforce contains high level of expertise and very intelligent individuals
- Truly tries to serve in the best of the public's interest
- Exposure to great work

Cons

- The career advancement and promotion process is inconsistent
- Hiring standards are not as highly selective as they use to be

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Continue the great work and innovation that made MITRE MITRE.
- Set high standards for recruitment
- Do a better job of helping employees advance

Recommends
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  1. 11 people found this helpful  

    Better forget career advancement at MITRE

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer

    I have been working at MITRE

    Pros

    Work with higher level sponsors, if you are good.
    MITRE Institute for training.
    Previously good benedits.

    Cons

    As the other reviews said, no promotions are available.
    Salarieis are languished.
    Management is old and stogy. Would never make it in a commercial environment. They're not going anywhere, however.
    Too much administration, no marketing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the old dead wood managers.
    Implement more marketing, because the company is vulnernable to downturns.
    How about good salaries, not 50th percentile?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 10 people found this helpful  

    Cut dead wood, not benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MITRE

    Pros

    Work/life balance, good retirement matching.

    Cons

    Lots of incompetent and non-technical managers for an engineering company that is one of the "best places to work." Limited feedback going up the chain (no 360) so terrible managers and department heads tend to stick around forever (as others have said, they'd be basically unemployable anywhere else). Lots of talk about ethics and values but very little behind it when bad things actually happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees, not just managers. Why are benefits being cut when you can get rid of useless employees to cut expenses?

    No opinion of CEO
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