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Good work/life balance and benefits

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Database Engineering in McLean, VA
Current Employee - Database Engineering in McLean, VA

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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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  1. Helpful (13)

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

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

    I worked at MITRE full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Challenging opportunties to make an impact to sponsor mission accomplishment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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