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"Growth has led to decline"

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Current Employee - Principal Information Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Principal Information Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Work on tough problems technical and non technical
Develop strong relationships with key government leaders
Caring colleagues
Great benefits: vacation, retirement and tuition reimbursement

Cons

Some poor performers that float around for years
Working as consultants to government is what pays the bills
Research program is out of touch with real world
Too many subject matter experts and engineers in middle management

Advice to Management

Government contraction is opportunity to get rid of legacy poor performers
Invest in middle management
Make research program more relevant to our customers

Other Employee Reviews for MITRE

  1. "It was a good experience for growth."

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    Former Employee - Summer Technical in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Summer Technical in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    MITRE is a great company, with many opportunites for growth. It is easy to work on projects that interest you. The management is very understanding in creating a good work-life balance.

    Cons

    It is a government job, so there are hoops to jump through related to security. It also offers slightly lower compensation, although that is accounted for with good benefits.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Transformational work in support of the sponsor's mission"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The way the government engages MITRE is strategic in nature and with a level of access and influence not afforded to those working in the commercial contracting space. MITRE allows you to apply engineering excellence through a unique type of relationship with the government: the Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)

    Cons

    Turnover and growth are lower than at commercial companies meaning there may appear to be fewer opportunities for advancement. The corporate culture is one of inclusion and so some employees feel that decisions can take too much time and/or result in many rounds of discussions.

    Advice to Management

    MITRE management has to work hard to find a ablance between the needs of the sponsors and our commitment to FFRDC operational excellence, and new developments in human capital management. Management should look for ways to adapt our internal organization to meet the needs of the next generation of engineers while keeping the delivery of mission-critical solutions intact. A tough job, no doubt about it...

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