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4 people found this helpful  

An ok place to work

  • Comp & Benefits
  • 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

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

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. 13 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

    I worked at MITRE full-time

    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
  2.  

    Challenging opportunties to make an impact to sponsor mission accomplishment

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging opportunties to make an impact to sponsor mission accomplishment.
    Not a business development environment.

    Cons

    Government budget constrains amount of projects to support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on enabling staff to make a difference for the sponsor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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