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Amazing work/life balance, fantastic benefits, instant credibility

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Econs/Business Analyst, Lead AC4 in Colorado Springs, CO
Current Employee - Econs/Business Analyst, Lead AC4 in Colorado Springs, CO

I have been working at MITRE

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

- "guit by association" - The government often immediately thinks I'm an expert without me having to prove anything, simply because I work for the company with all the 20# brains.
- Work-life balance isn't just lip-service, it's real. Sure we all have to 'surge' from time to time, but if you're regularly working 50-60 hour weeks, something is wrong.
- Benefits are top-shelf. Retirement and health plans are gold plated.

Cons

- Promotion/career path is not well defined; varies by department/division. Some people get hired and get promoted quickly simply becuase they're in the right department or on the right project.
- P&D (performance & development) process is burdensome and doesn't really seem to matter in the end.
- Tip: get hired at a high level (AC4 or AC5) that will be satisfactory for a long time...because promotions are inconsistent.

Advice to Management

Promotion process needs greater transparency; I'm happy where I'm at...but I do marvel at some of the promotion rates I see in other departments/divisions. Some are dismal (30+ year AC4s, 5-year AC5s, etc). No consistency.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    MITRE is a great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Systems Engineer in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Systems Engineer in McLean, VA

    I have been working at MITRE

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Commitment to training and education
    Many different opportunities
    Work life balance is the best
    Comprehensive benefits

    Cons

    Promotion is very difficult even if you have done a great job and there is little feedback as to why someone got promoted over someone else, and the fact you have to wait a year in between promotion cycles is very long.

    Advice to Management

    Proactively find your best employees and mentor then so that they do not find incentives to leave.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good Place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA

    I have been working at MITRE

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee valued by managers
    Great work life balance
    Diverse technical work program

    Cons

    Salaries are not aligned with industry
    Promotions are far and few between
    Top heavy

    Advice to Management

    Attrition of the 5 to 10 year technical staffer is too high, look to retain this demographic


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