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Current Employee - Senior Information Systems Engineer in McLean, VA
Current Employee - Senior Information Systems Engineer in McLean, VA

I have been working at MITRE

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good benefits, and good people.

Cons

Some very good engineers have become very bad managers.

Advice to Management

Promote the leaders, not the people you hope become leaders.

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  1. MITRE - The one stop shop for a career, education, and happiness

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

    I have been working at MITRE

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    MITRE focuses very hard to provide employees with a quality work life opportunity. Providing about 5 weeks of annual leave, generous retirement contribution matching, college tuition reimbursement, flexible work hours, there's just too much to name. If you have a family, MITRE is a great place to work for. Over the course of the years, I have seen many people go on to receive their first or second Master's degree while continuing to work full time. The fact that MITRE has such a diverse work portfolio with DoD, IRS and FAA, there's many different types of work that you can get involved with.

    Cons

    There are many people at MITRE who are knowledgeable in their respective fields. However, that means that a majority of those people are occupying the upper-level positions that others cannot advance to. MITRE typically does not promote people unless the department can justify a case of why a higher position is needed in that department. Often some people are left frustrated at the review process. Another downside is that you won't find typical corporate perks here like those sky box tickets to some professional sport or a huge Christmas gala. MITRE is a non-profit organization, and thus cannot provide these types of perks.

    Advice to Management

    Work stronger is sharing knowledge across the FFRDCs (e.g. FAA, DoD, IRS). There's constant duplication of work and lessons that could be shared.


  2. Helpful (6)

    An organization drowning in its own hubris

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

    I have been working at MITRE

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements; steady work; strong business development. A lot of the work has become very boring.

    Cons

    Posted AC job categories and responsibilities don't match actual promotions. It does not matter what you do as long as you kiss up to the right manager. Employees are punished for requesting guidance or understanding on why they are not advancing by being told they are only out for themselves despite feedback from the same managers that the way to advance is to work hard and be proactive. Mixed messages lead to great confusion.

    Advice to Management

    You are not gods.


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