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Mostly positive with minor exception with some managers' management styles

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Current Employee - Lead Multi-Discipline Systems Engineer
Current Employee - Lead Multi-Discipline Systems Engineer

I have been working at MITRE

Pros

The company provides a good balance of work and family, freedom to telecommute, good retirement plan, and good work place ethics.

Cons

It is very difficult to obtain projects and experience outside your immediate area of expertise. The work sometimes involves too much powerpoint-jockeying and there is too little involvement with real engineering research & development.

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There is too little opportunity to work with real engineering research and development. The concentration on powerpoint slides does not give enough of a sense of accomplishment.

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    It was good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MITRE

    Pros

    Good employee benefits and flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Should match aws for its employees to match government folks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management reviews sould incorporate a 360 degree process.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    Better Transform or Out of Business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer

    I have been working at MITRE

    Pros

    Can amass good experience
    Direct contact with government customers (what we call sponsors)
    Opportunity to establish a professional network separate from management constraints
    Some extremely smart people

    Cons

    Middle management is not capable and literally in over their heads
    Rampant favoritism, cronyism, and protectist attitudes at the division management levels
    Have "technical directors" who aren't technical, only bureaucratic
    Absolutely no direction for gauging changes in sponsor programs and incorporating that information into support models
    Management completely apathetic about task work-- "butts in seats" attitude
    No value proposition coming from management for working hard except for your owns self respect\
    Management is the most self serving of any company I've ever been, and this is a non-profit company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The officers better get it together and clean house. You have an entire generation of middle level bureaucrats who are alienating their best staff and favoring the yes-people and water carriers. The best of MITRE are being castigated and driven to the sidelines by a bunch of kool-aid drinkers. My suggestions: no permanent promotions to AC7. TDs and ATDs get a three year appointment, then back to the AC6 pool. No more PM time. Everybody gets some allocation of billable time and has to support a project. AC7s need to PROVE their competence. AC levels are not assignments of hierarchical authority. The people on top better start standing up and leading, not pretending to be philosophers with no real world experience.

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