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

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Current Employee - Senior Economic/Business Analyst in McLean, VA
Current Employee - Senior Economic/Business Analyst in McLean, VA

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Good company, smart people, slow growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart co-workers
    Really interesting work usually performed at high levels within sponsor organization = high impact
    Flexible schedules available, high value on work-life balance

    Cons

    Slow, slow growth... both in a monetary and professional development sense
    Often feels like the government= poor performers are not well managed, slow bureaucratic processes must be dealt with, etc.
    You really have to be a true engineer to have a longstanding, successful career here...it's what they value most.

    Advice to Management

    Do not underestimate the value of "soft" engineering and skills: managing the people, analysis, socio-cultural roles within the work... it is just as valuable and necessary.


  2. Helpful (1)

    You get out what you put in

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in McLean, VA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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


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