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Structured just enough to force a productive summer.

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Former Employee - Intern  in  McLean, VA
Former Employee - Intern in McLean, VA

I worked at MITRE as an intern for less than a year

Pros

Brilliant engineers/scientists leading the groups.
Standard day job schedule.
Nice gym + health stuff, including cafeteria.
Good location.

Cons

Relatively few benefits compared to hot shot tech companies.
Just standard government contracting company.
Has to deal with bureaucracy.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue the student intern program!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 17 people found this helpful  

    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 for 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Fulfilling Work

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

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

    Pros

    Great work in the public interest, generally good management and co-workers, flexible schedules, good benefits. With the Metro coming, the location is even better!

    Cons

    I can't think of any that I wouldn't find everywhere else. It seems that promotions are not easy to come by, I believe they could have a better performance evaluation system in place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out amongst the people more (pop your head in somebody's office and find out what they're working on).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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