MITRE Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
441 Reviews
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441 Reviews
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MITRE President and CEO Alfred Grasso
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • people pretty much respect your schedule and are supportive of work life balance (in 129 reviews)

  • Good Benefits; however, not as good as they were 25 years ago (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • Hard to grow salary and climb the ladder, but the work-life balance is great (in 15 reviews)

  • Some upper management seems to talk out both sides of their mouth -- dishonest and hypocritical (in 16 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Knowledge Experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Multi-Discipline Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Multi-Discipline Systems Engineer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn; lots of smart people to work with; opportunity to do work in the best interest of the government

    Cons

    there is mediocre management communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Challenging work in the public interest. Great benefits. Excellent people.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy that comes with government accountability. Low turnover makes promotions slower than for profit companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Socialize change better and be more transparent in decisions that impact employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    The MITRE Corporation

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Seninor Program Manager
    Current Employee - Seninor Program Manager

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is the best in the engineering business

    Cons

    I can think of nothing negative about this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and work with the staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech Staff in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Tech Staff in Bedford, MA

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

    Pros

    challenging work, excellent perks, excellent work environment

    Cons

    MITRE practice old fashion company ideals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Information Systems Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Lead Information Systems Engineer in Bedford, MA

    I worked at MITRE full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work on top technology for some of the most important issues for the nation. Great pay and benefits. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Management structure and procedural changes' impact on employees and employee responsibilities is sometimes unclear. Promotions can be slow at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

    I have been working at MITRE full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    MITRE is an employees company in that it allows employees the flexibility and freedom to manage themselves and really set their own hours, as long as its conducive to good business and you complete your assignments. A balance of work life is acheived through pushing employee well being programs and assistance. The pool of highly skilled techincal people is endless throughout the company and the reach back is pretty amazing. They offer to help pay for college, Undergrad and Graduate levels. They offer compensation benefits as far as matching contributions to reitrement plans and things of that nature.

    Cons

    Salary is not in the upper most part of the paln here at MITRE. Promotions are slow unless you are a high level employee and them of course your bonus and pay get first dibs at the bigger pot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to push individual growth and foster a community of open door practices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fantastic company that actually cares about improving the US federal government

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MITRE full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong sense of purpose permeates the culture. Employees have open and frank conversations about helping the US gov't with its challenges.

    Cons

    If you're outside of the Bedford Mass or McLean area, you won't benefit as greatly from the perks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Smart company trying to do the right thing

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Systems Engineer in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Lead Systems Engineer in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    1. Smart people with diverse skills to share, interact with and contribute to good causes.
    2. Ample opportunities to excel and grow professionally.
    3. Choices provided for work-life balance decisions.

    Cons

    a. People sometimes become too smart for their own good...and others'.
    b. Need to stay away from some type-A, ladder climbers.
    c. Networking can become more important than performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the right kind of people, keep them happy, and help them work smartly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A very good engineering consulting company that works in a large variety of government areas.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Washington, DC

    I worked at MITRE full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This is a friendly, intelligent company that seems to be very good at employing talented people and giving them interesting things to do. It seems there is a reasonable level of autonomy and a good attitude about respecting employees as people and professionals.

    Cons

    It's a bit old school (could be a pro for some I suppose ) and it sometimes feels limiting to be in a company that exclusively deals with government contracts. Also, as someone working on a government site rather than at a MITRE office, I sometimes felt out of touch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a bit more involvement to help offsite workers feel integrated in the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent career opportunities using state-of-the-art technologies to help our nation.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Bedford, MA

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits (up to 5 weeks of paid time off per year, top-notch retirement program), great work/life balance, access to state-of-the-art technologies. Very low attrition and layoffs are a very rare occurrence.

    Cons

    Although most of the company has an excellent technical environment, it's not the same everywhere. Your experience within the company can vary significantly depending on the division you join.

    Work at this not-for-profit company is funded exclusively by the US Government. As a result, there are restrictions on how the funds are spent. If you are looking for free lunch every day and beer on Fridays, this is not the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to offer good benefits and technical work: it's what keeps most of us here. Continue to engage with employees and seek feedback according to their experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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