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Helpful (2)

Great company, dedicated to the Nation's security

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Principal Multidisciplinary Engineer in McLean, VA
Current Employee - Principal Multidisciplinary Engineer in McLean, VA

I have been working at MITRE full-time (More than 8 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Smart people, focused on the mission of our sponsors. Very technically focused and innovative. Staff have the opportunity to be creative and define their work.

Cons

Officers making decisions that do not support keeping staff engaged (e.g., reduction of vacation days, re-organizing and getting rid of Group Leaders and Associate Department Heads).

Advice to Management

Think through the impact of the decisions you make

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Fine place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA

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

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

    Pros

    - Flexible hours, can leave for 2-3 hours in the middle of the day and make it up later that evening, or just use 2 hours of vacation
    - Not really any pressure to ever put in more than 40 hours, though lots of others seem to do so
    - Volleyball nets, softball field, and basketball court on the campus; several groups typically play at lunch or after work
    - Options to work from home
    - Great retirement benefits
    - Plenty of paid time off
    - Everyone has an office (shared with one other person) - no cubes except for office administrators; this includes ceiling-high walls, doors, and even the lowest level employees can end up with a window if they're lucky
    - You have a say about the type of work that you do. If you want to do server code, just tell your boss or ask your co-workers if they know any projects looking for server coders. If you want to switch to user interfaces, ask around for a project that needs a UI coder. Lots of projects are looking for people year-round so usually you can find something vaguely in line with your interests.

    Cons

    - Getting your first promotion is mostly based on time spent at the company, typically 3-5 years depending on your manager. Getting a second promotion can take as long as 10-15 years.
    - Raises aren't too significant and sometimes don't even cover cost of living
    - The annual ratings process is in such a way that if everyone does an equal job, some will arbitrarily get chosen to be top performers and others will get chosen to have needed improvement; there's no way for everyone to get good reviews if everyone does good work
    - While some of the work is interesting, it's not exactly the most exciting of fields to get into

  2. Helpful (1)

    You get out what you put in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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