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Helpful (4)

An ok place to work

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Software Systems Engineer in Aberdeen, MD
Current Employee - Senior Software Systems Engineer in Aberdeen, MD
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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

Other Employee Reviews for MITRE

  1. Helpful (7)

    Like my job, but no room for growth.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Administrative Specialist in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Office Administrative Specialist in Bedford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are great. Direct management team is wonderful and spends time communicating although they do not have the ability to make changes.

    Cons

    No room for growth. Life experience and education not taken into consideration. Promotions based on length of years worked vs. merit, education, and experience. Salary increases less than desirable. Administrative Support staff underappreciated and not noticed. I have seen some administrative support promoted to level four who cannot create a simple technical document or excel spreadsheet. They were promoted because of who they supported vs. their credentials. Experience and education does not play a role in promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to appreciate administrative staff. Create some type of system where promotion is possible vs. hitting level 4 and that being the "dead end". Stop promoting based on years of service, popularity and who the admin. supports and promote on merit. Allign non-exempt benefits with the exempt benefits. Perhaps that means creating exempt administrative positions (which is possible because I have held exempt positions in previous administrative jobs) and create a career path for the admin. where growth is possible. MITRE is very much geared towards engineers, if you are not an engineer and want a career where you are unnoticed, underappreciated and underpayed then MITRE is a great place to work. If you want to grow in your career, are a junior administrator, or would like advancement as an administrator I would not recommend working for MITRE. Administrative positions at MITRE are best for those who are at the ladder part of their career.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good work/life balance and benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Database Engineering in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Database Engineering in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generally flexible about working from home Casual, yet professional work environment Good benefits: though the formula is complicated, capturing the full retirement match means that company contributes 10% of salary and it's with Fidelity so good inexpensive index funds are available. Paid time off accrual rates have gone down recently, but still quite competitive. In general, the company's approach to sick and vacation time is very reasonable and fair.

    Cons

    HR policies can be rather unimaginitive when it comes to recognizing and correcting internal and external pay equity issues. Approach to budgeting is similar to government; there's always a mad rush at the end of each fiscal year to burn money. Effort is made to do so ethically, but the whole situation inevitably leads to some waste. Very bureaucratic: forms must be filled out to get even simple tasks done.

    Advice to Management

    We need to find a better way to track (and hopefully reduce) the cost of meetings. A lot of meetings are wasted time because people are invited "just in case" they're needed. Even meetings where I need to either get or share information end up being about 90% wasted time and could have been handled with an email or phone call instead.


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