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A well rounded company with lots of diversity and opportunity

Network and Distributed Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
McLean, VA

I have been working at MITRE full-time for more than a year

Pros- Nearly limitless opportunity to do cool and unique things
- I don't think it's possible to burn out. Every time I've gotten tired of something, I was able to easily move onto a different project
- Culture encourages sharing of skills cross-pollination. If you know of someone doing something cool, it's usually not too hard to shift some of your time to that task, even if that task is "owned" by a completely different department. They call it softshelling.
- Benefits are pretty good. 4 weeks of vacation time, flexible work hours, and the insurance options are all great.

Cons- Somewhat older company. As a mid-20, it is a bit lonely at times. Everyone is awesome and friendly, and many of my co-workers are young-at-heart, but sometimes it's nice to be with people my own age
- Benefits seem to be slowly going down-hill as the company gets older
- The closer you get to the government space, the more red-tape and BS you have to deal with.
- It is very difficult to get fired at MITRE. Too often I've seen people with little skill get held onto for no good reason. Once one project team gets tired of them and ousts them, they are just moved onto something else.
- Base salary isn't necessarily the best, but the cool opportunities and benefits mostly make up for it.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on recruiting and maintaining young talent

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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MITRE is a good place to work

Infosec Engineer/Scientist (Current Employee)
Bedford, MA

I have been working at MITRE full-time for more than a year


Pros: MITRE has good benefits, good people, interesting work, and a good… Cons: There are not too many downsides about working at MITRE. The biggest is probably that projects, especially in today's economy, can sometimes… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Good work, management by radom pick

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at MITRE full-time for more than 10 years


Pros: Good work can be had. Independent, in-depth, technical with a fusion of other factors.… Cons: Hands down the biggest con is the management. Management seems to be picked from a small subset of bright-smile people - who haven't demonstrated… Advice to Senior Management: The new "MITRE Way" is a return to the former discredited matrix management style. A massive breakdown… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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