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Dinosaur in its death throws

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Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in McLean, VA
Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in McLean, VA

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

Pros

Brilliant staff. Work is of National importance. Customers are great.

Cons

Immature and inexperienced senior leaders. Nepotism rampant. Corporate officers only promote people who are like them and that manage up. Little respect or admiration for integrity or diversity. Senior staff treated like disposable components. Officers have no credibility with staff. They say one thing and enact policies that are counter to their statements. Resources in the hands of a few pedagogues. Staff expected to find their own work. The reward is a paycheck.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't just prune but cross cut the heavy deadwood. Focus on the visionaries and innovators. Prevent officers hiring their buddies. Look to promote people who aren't white males in their fifties. Run the company like a real business.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    There is a good reason MITRE is one of Forbes 100 Best Companies to Work For

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    Former Employee - Site Administrative Support
    Former Employee - Site Administrative Support

    I worked at MITRE full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    good salary, benefits, retirement matching contributions, 8 paid holidays, paid civic time, paid time off for military duty or jury duty. You can't get a better work/life balance than working for MITRE.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 14 people found this helpful  

    Has gone down hill fast!

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Information Systems Engineer in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Information Systems Engineer in McLean, VA

    I worked at MITRE full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Retirement plan is great even with the recent changes. The rest of the benefits are just average. There are a lot of smart people working at MITRE.

    Cons

    No advancement potential for technical staff. No respect for technical staff if they have no desire to be management. If there is an issue between a manager and the technical staff, the manager is always right and there is no recourse for the technical staff. There is no upward review so if a manager dislikes you, they can affect your career without you being able to defend yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is very myopic. While you pat yourselves on the back you don't see what the rank-and-file are saying. You need to stop shoveling and start to listen. You've lost a lot of good people over the last five years because of poor decisions and not respecting your technical staff. You better figure out how to stop that hemorrhaging before you lose more of your best people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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