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Helpful (12)

Grow your skills, keep a work life balance, and work with highly intelligent and ethical people

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Economic/Business Analyst in McLean, VA
Current Employee - Senior Economic/Business Analyst in McLean, VA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at MITRE full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Most of the people you work with are extremely sharp and driven to do what is right for the government agencies they serve and the American taxpayer. Work-life balance is very real and everyone is encouraged to take time off and keep their work hours under control. There is constant opportunity for non-traditional "career advancement": working on tasks outside of your experience/degree, training, and collaboration.

Cons

Traditional "Career Advancement" (i.e. promotion) is slow and pay is lower than the for-profit contractor firms. For individuals who need rigorous structure, the highly matrixed environment will be daunting.

Advice to Management

Keep bringing on fresh young talent that we can mentor and train.

Other Employee Reviews for MITRE

  1. Helpful (1)

    You get out what you put in

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MITRE full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenge, objective, ability to "help" the public,

    Cons

    its easy to feel unappreciated when helping sponsors

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  2. Helpful (7)

    Needs diversity and canning the political atmosphere

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Multi-Discipline Systems Engineer in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Multi-Discipline Systems Engineer in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MITRE full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Helping the sponsor is rewarding on a personal level * Good for your career when you leave MITRE - a 3 year MITRE stint on your resume looks good to other companies * Variety of work available is great - you can choose other projects to work on within the company * Benefits are good * Flexible work schedule promotes good work-life balance * You meet many, many smart people

    Cons

    * You meet many, many smart people who think they're smarter than everyone else * The strange mix in management - which is, many managers who are politically motivated - actually serves to tamp down the talent of many employees and they become afraid to make decisions that could be controversial * The office politics are excessive * Be careful what degree you have - if you do not have a public policy or a tech degree, you will feel your opinion is far less valuable to management * There's a distinct lack of thought diversity in MITRE and sometimes the solutions are like stagnant water

    Advice to Management

    1) Increase your thought diversity - not women vs. men and age only. Bringing in young talent with the same educational background and the same teachers and are now being mentored by the same old guys isn't going to shake up your teams - actively seek people who would make everyone else go, what? Why is THAT person there? See what happens. 2) Full management reviews, completely anonymous, to help weed out the managers that are not helping your company at all. This is difficult to do - management reviews that are conducted within MITRE never feel anonymous. 3) When you find someone that's poisoning the well, move them laterally so they're not in management. It's really hard to get people out of management at MITRE, but when it needs to happen it needs to be enabled to happen. 4) Provide leadership coaching to your next generation of leaders that is equal to the coaching you provide to the existing leaders. 5) Make employees feel safe sharing this information at MITRE itself. Find a forum for them to speak out.


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