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Purpose, Integrity, and Continuous Learning

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Principal Systems Engineer in McLean, VA
Current Employee - Senior Principal Systems Engineer 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

MITRE works in the public interest; as a not-for-profit, its focus is on that mission, not on making money. Integrity is a core value and is demonstrated by "speaking truth to power" and walking away from jobs that aren't in the public interest. Focusing on the next innovation is encouraged; since you're surrounded by smart, well-educated, and dedicated professionals, you can continuously learn and grow. The retirement and PTOB are among the best in the industry and work/life balance is real.

Cons

As an operator of FFRDCs, MITRE only works for the government - primarily the federal government. The inevitable bureaucracy, uneven and unsure funding, and political changes can be frustrating.

Advice to Management

Keep talking and listening to the staff!

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  1. Helpful (12)

    A place to have a job but not a career

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer

    I have been working at MITRE full-time

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible work hours and little pressure to make project dates make for an excellent life/work balance.

    Cons

    Extremely slow pace and little motivation to innovate. It is very difficult to affect change. Many people are 'lifers' that have been doing the same job for years with no prospect of advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Act less like a government agency and more like a competitive firm. Hire more managers from outside the company.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Great Work-Life Balance but Little Opportunity for Reward

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Annapolis Junction, MD
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Annapolis Junction, MD

    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

    The company and management give employees a lot of flexibility in how they perform their jobs and handle personal responsibilities. Some opportunities for doing research if you are in the right organization. Our customers respect our expertise.

    Cons

    Little opportunity for advancement unless you make the right contacts in executive management. Salaries are flat, so with rising health care costs and benefit erosion, most employees net less every year.


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