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Summer intern experience

Current Intern - Technical Intern in McLean, VA
Current Intern - Technical Intern in McLean, VA

I have been working at MITRE as an intern

Pros

Good work environment, everyone around me was helpful and contributed to my experience at the company. I learned a lot and am glad to have worked here.

Cons

Described as a "retirement home", the population is older and work often moves quite slowly as a result. It is probably not the best place for someone just beginning their career.

Neutral Outlook
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  1. 11 people found this helpful

    Rampant nepotism, horrendous management

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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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits package was good. Pay was above average. MITRE gives more vacation time than for-profit companies.

    Cons

    There is an unbelievable amount of nepotism at MITRE. Employees who are somehow "connected" to management can get away with doing very little work compared to others who lack these connections. I worked for years with a colleague who spent most of each day attending to personal hobbies on company time, then leaving in mid-afternoon. Nothing was ever done about this, because he was "connected" to the right people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire whole levels of clueless middle managers and put an end to the nepotism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Structured just enough to force a productive summer.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in McLean, VA
    Former Intern - Intern in McLean, VA

    I worked at MITRE as an intern (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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