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Helpful (5)

A very easy place to work, as hard or as little, as you want.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Lead Cyber Security Engineer in Bedford, MA
Current Employee - Lead Cyber Security Engineer in Bedford, MA

I have been working at MITRE full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Outstanding quality of work/life balance. Supportive and easy going management. Career growth opportunities, and many different work programs. Good benefits.

Cons

Salaries a bit below average. Limited bonus structure. Management structure allows some employees to remain in positions long after they should be moved to other areas.

Advice to Management

As a company that works like a consulting organization, the lack of non-billable management and lack of dedicated business development personnel, could be improved by hiring dedicated staff for those roles.

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  1. Helpful (17)

    Sadly, not the company it once was.

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You get the use the latest technology, Flexible spending plan, Company match on 403b, Company Fitness center ($)

    Cons

    For a company that guides their sponsors, they don't implement their own recommendations.

    Department managers don't communicate with each other - instead they compete against each other and run each department and division like private fiefdoms.

    Lately, you can't trust anything that management says. Earlier in the year we were told that we were well positioned for sequestration; a month later the layoffs began.

    The results speak for themselves: MITRE has steadily moved down over the last 5 years from being in the top 100 places to work to off the list entirely.

    Advice to Management

    Our CEO needs to start being honest with employees.
    After two fireside chat videos where you could submit questions to the CEO, the chats suddenly stopped (and the layoffs began).

    If you are going to freeze employee pay and cut employee benefits, freeze pay and benefits for upper management and board of trustees as well.

    MITRE should implement 360 degree reviews for managers. If managers realized that they actually had to be civil to subordinates, morale might improve.

  2. Helpful (16)

    MITRE 2012

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice campus. Great cafeteria. Nice health club.

    Cons

    MITRE once prided itself to be on Forbes 100 best places to work. Work-Life balance has deteriorated as well as benefits. No difference than other companies now. Hence MITRE has not been on Forbes' list for about 3 years. You are denied opportunity to grow your career if your manager does not agree. There is no professional respect for a person's degrees and work life accomplishments.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who inspire, promote and appreciate people working hard as if MITRE is a for-profit company. Stop telling the staff that finding work is their job alone. What are you Mr. Manager being paid for? Work TOGETHER with your staff!

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