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"A very easy place to work, as hard or as little, as you want."

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Current Employee - Lead Cyber Security Engineer in Bedford, MA
Current Employee - Lead Cyber Security Engineer in Bedford, MA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Outstanding quality of work/life balance. Supportive and easy going management. Career growth opportunities, and many different work programs. Good benefits.

Cons

Salaries a bit below average. Limited bonus structure. Management structure allows some employees to remain in positions long after they should be moved to other areas.

Advice to Management

As a company that works like a consulting organization, the lack of non-billable management and lack of dedicated business development personnel, could be improved by hiring dedicated staff for those roles.

Other Employee Reviews for MITRE

  1. Helpful (23)

    "MITRE 2012"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice campus. Great cafeteria. Nice health club.

    Cons

    MITRE once prided itself to be on Forbes 100 best places to work. Work-Life balance has deteriorated as well as benefits. No difference than other companies now. Hence MITRE has not been on Forbes' list for about 3 years. You are denied opportunity to grow your career if your manager does not agree. There is no professional respect for a person's degrees and work life accomplishments.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who inspire, promote and appreciate people working hard as if MITRE is a for-profit company. Stop telling the staff that finding work is their job alone. What are you Mr. Manager being paid for? Work TOGETHER with your staff!


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Job security, with few other perks, little connection to management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Multi-Discipline Systems Engineer in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Multi-Discipline Systems Engineer in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MITRE full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job Security - if you're not a poor performer, and have a clearance your job is stable
    Retirement - The retirement contribution by the employer is better than average (but they keep lowering it over the past 5 years so if that trend continues it may no longer be a pro)

    Cons

    Most of the time you work at the client site, your manager or boss frequently has no idea what you actually do or how you're performing which makes it nearly impossible to get recognition, raises, or promotions.
    Salaries and benefits were either stagnant or cut during the time I was there due to the company stating that our rates were higher than other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Managers should have more involvement with those they oversee, more connection to what their employees are doing, and maybe even part of a manager/leads own performance and such should be based on how their people perform. Isn't the best indicator of a good leader/manager shown by the successes of those they've led?

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