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MITRE Overview

Bedford, MA
5001 to 10000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Federal Agencies
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
MITRE is an independent, not-for-profit corporation that operates seven federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs)—unique organizations that assist the U.S. government with scientific research and analysis; development and acquisition; and systems ... Read more

Mission: One public interest company, working with industry and academia to advance and apply science, technology, systems engineering, and strategy, enabling government and the private sector to make better decisions and implement solutions to complex challenges of national and global ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2013 (#27), 2012 (#4), 2011 (#12), 2010 (#6), 2009 (#24)

Company Updates

  • Check out Dark Reading to learn about how MITRE ATT&CK shines a powerful light on adversarial tactics and techniques. ATT&CK is our greatest acronym.

    Mastering MITRE's ATT&CK Matrix

    This breakdown of Mitre's model for cyberattacks and defense can help organizations understand the stages of attack events and, ultimately, build better security. When talk turns to rigorous analysis of attacks and threats, the conversation often includes the Mitre ATT&CK model.

  • Sixty interns from across MITRE gathered for the 4th Annual Summer Hackathon, a 24-hour long coding competition. The winning team produced a tool to compare and analyze internal research proposals while predicting funding decisions. #NationalInternDay

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MITRE – Why Work For Us?

MITRE is an independent, not-for-profit corporation operates federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs)—unique organizations that assist the U.S. government with scientific research and analysis; development and acquisition; and systems engineering and integration. MITRE operates seven FFRDCs for:

  • The Department of Defense
  • The Federal Aviation Administration
  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • The Internal Revenue Service
  • The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
  • The National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

MITRE provides innovative, practical solutions for national challenges in defense and intelligence, cybersecurity, aviation, homeland security, civil systems, healthcare, and the judiciary. The corporation is based in McLean, Va., and Bedford, Mass., with sites around the world.

Use your skills and passion to build a career that makes you proud.

At MITRE, our reputation relies on providing technically sound, objective guidance to our government partners. It's not about increasing the bottom line. It's about helping our nation move forward. And it's been that way for more than 50 years.

Through our FFRDCs, we've advanced the state of the art in such critical areas as GPS, air traffic control, mobile technologies, cybersecurity, and healthcare IT—to name just a few. We're proud of this record of teamwork and accomplishment.

MITRE isn't just a place that creates value for our nation. We know you want to work at a place where you're valued, too. That's why we provide:

  • Competitive pay and comprehensive benefits
  • Retirement plan with generous company matching contributions
  • Generous education compensation and extensive in-house training
  • Health and wellness programs, including on-site fitness centers
  • Outstanding laboratory facilities and IT infrastructure
  • Company-sponsored technical conferences and symposia
  • Commuter benefits, including convenient Metro service to our McLean campus.
  • A genuine commitment to work-life balance

MITRE's Definition of Inclusion

Inclusion is the practice of engaging the unique talents, beliefs, experiences, capabilities, and culture of individuals and groups in support of a common mission. Inclusive behavior acknowledges and respects differences.

At MITRE, we believe that fostering the collective strength of a wide spectrum of employees results in innovative solutions for our customers. For that reason, MITRE strives to create a culture that respects and leverages individual and cultural differences.

MITRE's Business Case for Diversity

A fully diverse and inclusive organization provides MITRE with a competitive advantage:

  • Customers and sponsors want and expect to see people with a broad range of perspectives.
  • Diversity builds the bench by creating a stronger and deeper employee pipeline.
  • Leveraging all sectors of the workforce leads to the best solutions for our customers.

Workforce differences that we celebrate include, but are not limited to:

  • Abilities and Education
  • Age
  • Culture
  • Family Status
  • Gender
  • Learning and Work Styles
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Religion
  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
  • Socioeconomic Status

MITRE's Corporate Diversity Action Council (CDAC)

The goal of our CDAC is to embed MITRE's commitment to diversity and inclusion into our work programs. CDAC works through three committees to achieve its goals.

The Workforce Committee supports MITRE's goal to recruit and retain a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and the nation. The Operations Committee is focused on enhancing and improving MITRE work programs, products, and operations through the inclusion of diversity of staff and thought. The Education and Awareness Committee supports MITRE's longstanding commitment to creating and maintaining a multicultural workplace where talented individuals can flourish.

MITRE Reviews

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    I have been working at MITRE full-time (More than 5 years)


    Work/Life balance, meaningful work, benefits


    Flat organization, sometimes political environment

    Advice to Management

    Upper leadership has undergone a lot of change in the last change without our a lot of communication as why

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MITRE Photos

MITRE photo of: Playtime in the MITRE lab today. Guess the aircraft type and the airport.
MITRE photo of: Meet our Newly Minted Interns
MITRE photo of: MITRE engineers Jessica, Aileen and Rachel spoke to students at the WeCode
MITRE photo of: MITRE's work in nanosystems is contributing to breakthroughs in chip size and computing power.
MITRE photo of: MITRE's healthAction Patient Toolkit makes it easier for people with chronic illnesses to meet their treatment goals.
MITRE photo of: MITRE employees discuss how MITRE's analytical framework helps DHS pinpoint the right geocoding tools for its specific needs.
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MITRE Interviews



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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at MITRE in March 2011.


    Found company because of a desire to work for government industry. Emailed HR/Recruiter about job found on website. Discussed back and forth over emails and sent resume. Did a phone interview with hiring manager and that was it.

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    The HR person said no negotiation was possible.

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MITRE Awards & Accolades

  • 2018 Washington Post Top Workplaces, The Washington Post, 2018
  • Computerworld 100 Best Places to Work in IT, ComputerWorld, 2018
  • Top Places to Work, The Boston Globe, 2017
  • Top 50 Employers, Woman Engineer Magazine, 2017
  • Top 50 Employers, STEM Workforce Diversity Magazine, 2017
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