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4 people found this helpful  

An ok place to work

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Software Systems Engineer  in  Aberdeen, MD
Current Employee - Senior Software Systems Engineer in Aberdeen, MD

Pros

You can manage to have a good work-life balance and the benefits pretty good. A quote a read a while back sums it up "great place to start and end your career."

Cons

No technical path for good engineers to grow. You must take on management to advance your career. There is no defined process of advancement.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Develop a more defined system for advancement and create a career path for engineers that does not require making them managers.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    The most rewarding work of my career. Boundless opportunities to work on critical problems.

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

    Pros

    The CEO is the best CEO of them all, period. Exposure to leading edge technologies. Educational opportunities.

    Cons

    Internal job assignment determination is the worst I have ever seen. Employees are virtual in house contractors, searching for work, while HR continues to parade new employees through a revolving door. Internal resource managers are ill-informed, short-sighted and in many cases, downright lazy. Fix the issue of going from one assignment to another and this company will be elevated higher in the list of "Best Companies to Work". Leave it as is, and an evolving door may emerge. MITRE prides itself on being different from "Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, etc." However, that's being just talk. With an influx of so many people from "for profit" companies, the internal atmosphere/values are changing for the worst. I only wish Mr. Grasso knew what is happening in the trenches/bowels of the company. I know he would fix it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Considering the huge number of employees that have been hired over the last 5-10 years, there is a considerable risk that the culture that these employees bring with them will ultimately change the fabric of the company (which has been excellent) into something that is no longer worthy of emulation. Unfortunately, an environment of deceit, back stabbing and self-righteousness is emerging.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 11 people found this helpful  

    Not a good place to work anymore, skating along on old reputation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Most on project teams were smart, engaged and were committed to doing a quality job for sponsor

    Cons

    What has happened to MITRE in the last 18 months is very troubling. Horrible department and division management across the board. (Some pockets of good management) As long as news was positive, management functioned. When issues arose, department management, in general, does not have the skills to deal effectively with conflict. They are chosen based on politics, not on skills, and given no or limited training. Management seems to spend their days in meetings, with their doors shut or out of the office with no communication. Thus rumors start, employees have no official answers, and morale sinks. Employee behavior that is praised in one employee, is punished with another. There is a lack of consistency in how the "rules" are applied. For a large company, human resource policies not in place or created "on the fly" to deal with issue of the day. Human resource department not trained or professional for the most part so they are no assistance to management or employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider biting the bullet and either training department management or division management on personnel management and the law or have most currently in that role revert to individual contributors (if they have the skills) or give them time to find other employment. The organization is rotting and the top seems to be on board as they are not doing anything to remedy this situation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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