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"Great place to work"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Simulation Modeling Engineer in McLean, VA
Current Employee - Senior Simulation Modeling Engineer in McLean, VA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

The benefits are fantastic. The entire company operates using an "open-door" policy - almost everyone there is willing to stop what they're doing to answer questions about the work they're doing. There are lots of training opportunities, in a range of fields. The company is very responsive to employee questions and concerns (at least for a company its size. I love working here.

Cons

If you don't want to do government contracting, this is not the place for you, obviously.

Advice to Management

none

Other Employee Reviews for MITRE

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Far and away the best of several employers."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Great colleagues - Incredible wealth of knowledge and experience available from people willing to help.

    2. Very satisfying work - Vast variety of projects and types of work with emphasis on best solving the right problem, not the most profitable (been there, done that - there is a difference).

    3. Fantastic work/personal balance.

    4. Justifiably in Fortune's Top 100 Places to Work for 9 years - Good at lots of stuff that counts.

    Cons

    1. Not for fresh-outs or newbies (unless you have a PhD, want to do research, and chose MITRE over a college) - Get some real-world experience to temper your learning: flame some electronics, choke some computers, and watch a contract grind down in dueling depositions.

    2. Yeah, they have the occasional bad manager - The Peter Principle is, after all, a universal principle, and yeah, the lack of effectiveness rubs off on the underlings. Life goes on.

    3. Recognition goes to the flashy demo - Not unlike the real world, but here it isn't temper by the facts of did it make money or not.

    Advice to Management

    Feedback: From the bottom looking up, it looks like good work on the right path.

    Suggestion: Based on the backgrounds and demonstrated skills of various employees observed over 15+ years, resolve the apparent inconsistencies between conditions for hiring a person into a grade level compared with those for promoting a person to the same level. (Yes, I know, this isn't unique to MITRE, and personally, I feel fairly compensated; it isn't just about me; please work to resolve it.)


  2. "MITRE is a great place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Systems Engineer in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Information Systems Engineer in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very diverse workforce, emphasis on learning, collaboration, and information sharing.

    Cons

    Moving away from the FFRDC model and taking on typical "contractor" tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Stick with what got MITRE where it is today - high caliber technical support in an R&D environment.


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