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"A great place to work with freedom to develop your skills."

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Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Bedford, MA
Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Bedford, MA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at MITRE full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Excellent benefits, work-life balance, and many onsite conveniences. They have the gold standard when it comes to retirement plans and company matching. Employees are empowered to develop skills and there are many on campus options to learn new subjects. I do give credit for MITRE hiring more recent graduates. They have more work to do in this area though.

Cons

Old culture, some assignments may not be sufficiently challenging after awhile. It is difficult to get promoted due to a top heavy management structure.

Advice to Management

Re-access the management hierarchy to allow for more rising stars to get managerial experience. While turnover is exceptionally low at MITRE, it inhibits sufficient latitudinal career progression.

Other Employee Reviews for MITRE

  1. "Amazing work and benefits, below average pay"

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    Current Employee - Information Security Engineer in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Information Security Engineer in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work that you can do at MITRE is always interesting and they expect it to be. You can easily shift to a different project if you don't like the one you are on. Also there are very flexible schedules and it is not a problem to work from home.

    Cons

    The only downside is that you will not make as much as other places. This is balanced by the flexibility.

    Advice to Management

    Making the pay better would do incredible things to keep people.


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    "Good work, management by radom pick"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work can be had. Independent, in-depth, technical with a fusion of other factors. MITRE people can beome very trusted by their sponsors. Good technology support of workers.

    Cons

    Hands down the biggest con is the management. Management seems to be picked from a small subset of bright-smile people - who haven't demonstrated management skills elsewhere. Currently, this is part of the "generation balance" initiative: Just pick someone from the right age (e.g. 30s, 40s) as the current, new leader (for when the old farts retire). Who cares if they don't have any leadership experience or skills. Hey, maybe a training class will fix it - yeah, right.

    Advice to Management

    The new "MITRE Way" is a return to the former discredited matrix management style. A massive breakdown in sponsor/project leader communications - breaking down task leader, worker, government communications on what is suposed to be worked.

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