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Great work-life balance, but not a fast track career wise.

Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee) McLean, VA

ProsMITRE culture encourages a work-life balance, and that's not just lip service. Working long hours is not required and most people work at or slightly over 40 hours per week. The benefits at MITRE are good and the retirement plan is particularly generous. The employer contribution to total compensation is around 10% of salary, and although the health plan is great, the premiums are higher than elsewhere.

ConsMITRE is a very pleasant place to work, but that comes at a cost. Promotions at MITRE are few and far between and raises are paltry (the annual raise for an average performing employee can be less than the cost-of-living adjustment). Despite that, the great work-life balance encourages employees to stay,

Advice to Senior ManagementThe current performance review process includes only reviews by supervisors of those who report to them. As is done elsewhere, that should be expanded to include performance reviews of supervisors by their staff.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Good fit for most people exists if you work to find it.

    Senior MultiDisciplinary Systems Engineer (Current Employee) McLean, VA

    I have been working at MITRE


    Pros: MITRE is a large company that performs a large number of different technical jobs for the government. There is a large amount of flexibility… Cons: Career advancement seems to be on the slow side when compared to many defense contractors. Pay is… Advice to Senior Management: Eliminate annotated PowerPoint briefings as a suitable deliverable for the majority… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Good benefits, people skills required for promotions at higher levels.

    Lead Systems Software Engineer (Current Employee) McLean, VA

    I have been working at MITRE


    Pros: Great if you're interested in serving the public interest. Also has great benefits, making the total compensation a… Cons: There seems to be a divide between management and technical staff (with the exception of Ph.Ds concentrating on research). Promotions for… Advice to Senior Management: Create a (real) dual ladder promotion system for engineering and technical staff. Even though everyone says there is one already, the reality does not… More
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