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"Great Career"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Smart people who care about what they do for their govt sponsors and the American public.

Cons

Can be bureaucratic, but it's a large organization. Needs to be more agile.

Advice to Management

Focus more on delivering value/impact to govt customers and those they serve, and less on process and organizational structure, roles, etc.

Other Employee Reviews for MITRE

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Love the people, love the work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Cyber Security Engineer in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Cyber Security Engineer in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MITRE full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of training opportunities, great work-life balance, flexible hours, good benefits. I actually look forward to going into work every day to work on the multiple projects I support.

    Cons

    It feels like it is dominated by older management that doesn't always seem to quite understand the needs of the younger employees. Attrition lately seems to be a theme, but that also gives more opportunities for those of us who stick around to turn it around.

    Advice to Management

    We're a research and development company, right? I feel like if I want to research up and coming technologies I sometimes have to go out and buy some of them myself to get my hands on it in order to effectively evaluate it. Specifically mobile devices like iPads/iPhones/Android phones/tablets/the newest Windows Phone, etc. I don't always want to have the newest stuff, but it doesn't seem too expensive to have a lab somewhere buy this consumer grade equipment to research. Let's get the equipment so our researchers can research it!


  2. "Purpose, Integrity, and Continuous Learning"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Systems Engineer in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Systems Engineer in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    MITRE works in the public interest; as a not-for-profit, its focus is on that mission, not on making money. Integrity is a core value and is demonstrated by "speaking truth to power" and walking away from jobs that aren't in the public interest. Focusing on the next innovation is encouraged; since you're surrounded by smart, well-educated, and dedicated professionals, you can continuously learn and grow. The retirement and PTOB are among the best in the industry and work/life balance is real.

    Cons

    As an operator of FFRDCs, MITRE only works for the government - primarily the federal government. The inevitable bureaucracy, uneven and unsure funding, and political changes can be frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Keep talking and listening to the staff!

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