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Unparalleled experience working across the US federal government

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

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

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

Pros

Opportunities to contribute to national security using decades of technical experience. If you can escape the inertia that your managers impose on you and focus on delivering what your sponsors need, you can thrive. The company IS trying to adapt to the ever-changing fractious government funding environment but much of this is beyond the corporation's control. The CEO, Al Grasso, is a technically-competent executive who is doing his best in a difficult environment.

Cons

Clubby management that believes being selected for management automatically invests you with wisdom and technical genius beyond that of non-managers. Fairly poor follow-through on corporate promotion standards. Many managers hold staff to performance standards beyond what they themselves are incapable of meeting. The annual performance appraisal process is terribly flawed.

Advice to Management

Get out of your offices and away from your endless management meetings, talk to your staff and learn what they are doing.

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  1. Helpful (17)

    Cliquish, Clubbish, Clannish

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in McLean, VA

    I worked at MITRE full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The health benefits & 401k (10% match).

    Cons

    Like the title says: Cliquish, Clubbish, Clannish. No work is ever done, boring & politically exhausting. Folks stay to retire. You may think this is great but it is like waiting to DIE!

    Advice to Management

    Fire all management & start over.


  2. Helpful (2)

    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

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    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.


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