MITRE Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. 5 people found this helpful

    Mixed bag...

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

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

    Pros

    Many smart, well-educated employees with an interest in applying their skills to solve difficult and complex problems. The opportunity to work with them with minimal bureaucracy is often the most satisfying parts of the job. Also, numerous opportunities to build or strengthen skills, technical and business, if this is of interest to employees.

    Cons

    Salaries, as mentioned in many other reviews, are often times lower than industry. How pay and raises are determined across groups and the wider organization is somewhat unclear, although there are efforts underway to apparently address some of these concerns. Likely some tweaks will be made. Will be interesting to see how effective these changes can be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More attention on personnel management and developing a culture that fosters true innovation and supports employees who are interested in focusing on their work, first and foremost, would benefit almost everyone. Some projects take an awfully long time to get rolling and this slumbering start should really be unacceptable with bells and whistles going off for upper management, if need be, to intervene and provide the necessary support, resources, directions, leadership, etc. required for success. Lots of resources wasted unnecessarily and morale dampened due to managerial neglect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 9 people found this helpful

    Grasping at Straws

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Mandate is good and if you find that work it's fun
    Colleagues are smart and interesting
    Local management is good

    Cons

    Trying to change culture but since top management doesn't change it won't work
    Senior management just doesn't "get it"
    Move to international arena shows mandate and work being done now is not enough to sustain the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop listening exclusively to surveys and get out to real people to find out what's going on
    Leave lower management alone, they're not the problem (mostly)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Good place to begin a career

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

    I worked at MITRE

    Pros

    Interesting work with a variety of government agencies. Good benefits and work/life balance. Intelligent workforce.

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy. Difficult to move up, promotions take a long time, and pay increases are slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let top performers be paid as if they are.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 7 people found this helpful

    Place for Retirees to Bank.

    • Comp & Benefits
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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 a year)

    Pros

    Easy work, tons of remote telework, all government contracts so the work isn't hard. Decent infrastructure.

    Cons

    Average age of company is around 50...and I am not kidding. Unless you are 50+ and have a PhD not many people will listen. Just suck it up, take the good pay and telework a lot. No bonuses, confusing business model. If you don't like a project you simply leave it for another....at any time. Not sure how clients feel about that though.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Great company, great work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Info Systems Eng in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Info Systems Eng in Bedford, MA

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

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy, interesting work, working in the national interest. Working with smart, passionate people. Good work life balance. Within the Centers there is the ability to move around.

    Cons

    Asked to do cutting edge work for industry standard salary and benefits. Doesn't seem like there's much project growth in Bedford, MA. Emphasis seems to be on DC area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of your offices more and meet the people who make MITRE the great place that it is.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    I have been a MITRE employee for nearly two years.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MITRE full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -Great Work/Life Balance
    -Starting pay is great for new grads
    -I can really feel the impact of my work.

    Cons

    -Sometimes the work is very tedious
    -Most of the work depends on available projects, sometimes the work i do is not what i ideally want, this can get old very quick.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since i am a relatively new hire and fresh out of college, this piece of advice does not directly apply to me but I've learned from my older coworkers. If you want to keep employees, please compensate accordingly. I've already seen some of my coworkers do exceptional work and by the end of the year they get nothing to show for it. For me, this is not a problem, yet.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. Summer Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Fort Dix, NJ
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Fort Dix, NJ

    I worked at MITRE as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    great experience, fun work at Fort Dix, overtime available, good pay for college internship

    Cons

    No cons at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more overtime availability for willing interns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 8 people found this helpful

    Great place for government-focused research

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

    I worked at MITRE

    Pros

    MITRE is a great place to do government-focused research (both military and non-military). There are lots of opportunities for internal R&D funding, and in general, workers have a high degree of autonomy. Work-life balance is great.

    Cons

    MITRE has 2 main flaws. First, the organization is very top heavy and advancing under age 35 can be challenging. Second, MITRE lacks many modern technical skills (e.g., top tier computer scientists) which can make collaborations or team building a challenge.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    I am contractor for MITRE through Provitivi Government Services

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Analyst in McLean, VA

    I have been working at MITRE

    Pros

    Allow flexible time. Relax, semi casual environment.

    Cons

    As a contractor, there are not possibilities to grow or receive training within the company. The benefits of contractors within MITRE are incredible limited.

    MITRE Response

    Mar 11, 2015Senior Media and Community Relations Representative

    We are happy to hear that you enjoy the ability to have a flexible schedule while working as a contractor at MITRE. We are sorry that you are unhappy with the growth opportunities for contractors ... More

  11. A good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MITRE

    Pros

    Great people. Challenging work. Plenty of opportunity. Firm commitment to work-life balance

    Cons

    Organizational change experiment over the last couple years has caused employee confusion, is excessively expensive and has not improved ability to deliver. Fortunately the employees continue to deliver excellence to the customer in spite of MITRE senior management..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Declare failure on TMW. Keep the valuable aspects (e.g. empowering the PL and improved customer engagement) and scrap the rest.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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