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"Good old boys club"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in McLean, VA
Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in McLean, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

-Training and education
-If you're good at looking busy, this is the place for you
-Hard to get fired, it's just like working for the government

Cons

-Do ALOT more with less money and less resources
-Benefits are slowly being cut little by little
-There is no clear path for promotions, you just need to be part of the old boys club to get anything.
-Review system is a joke, laddering is purely an exercise of "horse trading"
-A lot of dead weight
-Very Silo-ed organizations
-Two main locations = Two different cultures and it is almost like two different companies

Advice to Management

Do a little more to attract and retain young talent.

Other Employee Reviews for MITRE

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    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.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Love the people, love the work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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!

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