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"Solid stable employment, but not moving at free-market speed"

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Former Employee - Software Systems Engineer in Bedford, MA
Former Employee - Software Systems Engineer in Bedford, MA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Very good and flexible benefits. Stable work with no fear of layoffs. Chances to work on research projects and work which is of public benefit.

Cons

Sub-market salaries (for talented software engineers at least). Sometimes frustrating inefficiencies and delays between projects due to working with government agencies. There's a lot of variety in different centers/divisions/departments, so the nature of work can't really be generalized well on a company-wide level.

Other Employee Reviews for MITRE

  1. "30 years and counting..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Systems Engineer in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Systems Engineer in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    MITRE is full of smart people - I learn something in almost every conversation. The work is important to our nation - whether it is about defending the country, closing the tax gap, ensuring the safety of the skies, or improving healthcare. Work-life balance is stressed. The salaries are a bit better than average and the benefits are excellent. Management all has engineering dirt under their fingernails....

    Cons

    MITRE doesn't grow quickly and is not about making money. If you are looking to make your fortune, this isn't the place.

    Advice to Management

    Stay in touch with your roots...


  2. Helpful (6)

    "The most rewarding work of my career. Boundless opportunities to work on critical problems."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Information Systems Engineer in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Principal Information Systems Engineer in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The CEO is the best CEO of them all, period. Exposure to leading edge technologies. Educational opportunities.

    Cons

    Internal job assignment determination is the worst I have ever seen. Employees are virtual in house contractors, searching for work, while HR continues to parade new employees through a revolving door. Internal resource managers are ill-informed, short-sighted and in many cases, downright lazy. Fix the issue of going from one assignment to another and this company will be elevated higher in the list of "Best Companies to Work". Leave it as is, and an evolving door may emerge. MITRE prides itself on being different from "Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, etc." However, that's being just talk. With an influx of so many people from "for profit" companies, the internal atmosphere/values are changing for the worst. I only wish Mr. Grasso knew what is happening in the trenches/bowels of the company. I know he would fix it.

    Advice to Management

    Considering the huge number of employees that have been hired over the last 5-10 years, there is a considerable risk that the culture that these employees bring with them will ultimately change the fabric of the company (which has been excellent) into something that is no longer worthy of emulation. Unfortunately, an environment of deceit, back stabbing and self-righteousness is emerging.

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