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"Good work/life balance and benefits"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Database Engineering in McLean, VA
Current Employee - Database Engineering in McLean, VA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Generally flexible about working from home
Casual, yet professional work environment
Good benefits: though the formula is complicated, capturing the full retirement match means that company contributes 10% of salary and it's with Fidelity so good inexpensive index funds are available.
Paid time off accrual rates have gone down recently, but still quite competitive. In general, the company's approach to sick and vacation time is very reasonable and fair.

Cons

HR policies can be rather unimaginitive when it comes to recognizing and correcting internal and external pay equity issues.
Approach to budgeting is similar to government; there's always a mad rush at the end of each fiscal year to burn money. Effort is made to do so ethically, but the whole situation inevitably leads to some waste.
Very bureaucratic: forms must be filled out to get even simple tasks done.

Advice to Management

We need to find a better way to track (and hopefully reduce) the cost of meetings. A lot of meetings are wasted time because people are invited "just in case" they're needed. Even meetings where I need to either get or share information end up being about 90% wasted time and could have been handled with an email or phone call instead.

Other Employee Reviews for MITRE

  1. "Company with a wonderful History"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MITRE full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, some opportunities for advancement, especially in the Technical areas.

    Cons

    Administrative employees are not able to advance as quickly as they deserve. Many promises without following through.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest and listen to all the employees when they go to you. They're concerns are important to them and should be to you also.


  2. "Excellent technical internship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    hands-on on day three. helped to solve real and complex problems.

    Cons

    none. experience was terrific and invaluable.

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