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  1.  

    Amazing project. Independence to work how you want. They want to develop you for wherever you end up upon graduation.

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    Current Intern - Intern in Bedford, MA
    Current Intern - Intern in Bedford, MA

    I have been working at MITRE as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    -Freedom
    -They give you real, important work
    -Smart Co-Workers
    -Good food
    -Intern activities

    Cons

    -Not having a security clearance will hurt your effectiveness

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a great job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    30 years - a good to great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    The opportunities that are available to all the tech staff are great. If you are flexible and want to travel/relocate/work MITRE will have a place for you. You can get experiences influencing large government operations that would not be afforded someone working for a"for profit" corporation.

    Cons

    Sometimes the growth pace isn't speedy and like all organizations sometimes the bosses are too risk adverse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit trying to tweak the organization, fire the outside consultants, remember your roots and make decisions in 1/8th the time you use now.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dependent on your Department

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MITRE

    Pros

    Excellent products, learn a lot

    Cons

    Occasional tough deadlines, out of Boston

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  5. 7 people found this helpful  

    Human Factors Jr

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Factors Junior in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Human Factors Junior in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    The benefits here are amazing. From the insurance, educational assistance, 401k matching etc. The work life balance is great and the wealth of knowledge and SME available is unbelievable. The access to industry leading professional journals and state of the art equipment is also great. Compensation is competitive and the MITRE institute training classes are very nice.

    Cons

    Personal growth here is very very slow. The way promotions are chosen is by the top %10 of AC Levels. Long story short, sometimes only 1 person overall well get a promotion per department based on your AC Level. Unless you are in the right department, work is scarce and you have to personally scavange for projects. MITRE was in the top 100 places to work for 10 years, then quickly fell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revise your promotional assessments and conduct regular employee-department head meetings.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 17 people found this helpful  

    If you are mid-career, don't stay more than two years

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Leader in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Project Leader in Bedford, MA

    I worked at MITRE full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible in terms of hour, remote work. Job stability, to a fault, almost.

    Cons

    Very few opportunities for growth, promotion. You'll lose your competitive edge and marketability if you stay here too long.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    One of the best places to work in the area.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Information Systems Engineer in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Principal Information Systems Engineer in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    Challenging work, impact on the country, extremely flexible hours, great benefits

    Cons

    Work is often project based, so you might need to "find your own work" when the project ends, or juggle several projects. Pay isn't quite as good as peer companies, though the stability and job satisfaction outweigh that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work for innovative creative individuals.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Bus/Econ Analyst in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Bus/Econ Analyst in McLean, VA

    I have been working at MITRE full-time

    Pros

    benefits are greater than the average benefits provided in the area. MITRE emphasises strongly personal development and provides all kind of support for employees to grow in areas of their interest.

    Cons

    some may find the MITRE Way a bit overwhelming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promotions do not come very easy, yet it's not that difficult either. As long as an employee brings value to MITRE other than doing great work, they are easily noticed and rewarded. Training is on-going and a must by the management. They like to see everyone gets trained in some area of their interest.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 16 people found this helpful  

    A Great Place to Work - NOT NECESSARILY SO!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MITRE

    Pros

    Good benefits, including non-vested retirement savings contributions in a 403(b) plan and a decent Horizon BCBS plan.

    Cons

    It is a highly political atmosphere in which who you know is often more important that what you know. The end-of-year Ratings/Laddering process is highly subjective. Working at one of the small sites is apparently a much inferior experience to working at one of the main campuses in VA or MA, where there is less pressure on employees at any given level. Personally, I found that the company's much heralded work-life balance did not exist at the site where I worked, and there was no recourse to an unexpected, unfair performance evaluation by management (admittedly based on incomplete and inaccurate task information) that created a hostile work environment for me and ultimately led to the loss of my job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate the Ratings/Laddering process and replace it with a more modern process to ensure fairness and accuracy, while mitigating the political buddy system and the personal agendas of corrupt managers. Conduct surveys and analyses to ensure that all employees have the same treatment, work/life balance, opportunities, regardless of location. Institute an appeals process for unfair performance evaluations.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Knowledge Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  11.  

    Great 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 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

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