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"Great Place for a Long Term Employee"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Dedicated to public service. Because MITRE is not-for profit and has no stockholders, the most effort goes on jobs that are most important to the Government customers.
Once you have built up a network of friends among your colleagues, you can find out anything and you canget almost anything done.
MITRE is kind to its employees -- not only are the benefits good, but MITRE makes it as easy as possible to get through a personal crisis of health or family.
People who have earned trust are actually trusted.

Cons

It can be tough to be a newbie, unless you are lucky in having a first-tier manager who is a good mentor.
The various constraints imposed by the Government require patience,
Some staff are frustrated because promotion is based on value -- which includes not only technical skill and hard work, but also the ability to have impact (i.e. influence others) and the extent to which your particular skills are in demand.

Advice to Management

Make more effort to explain WHY certain decisions are made -- both corporation-wide policy changes, and individual assignments/promotions.

Other Employee Reviews for MITRE

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Best place I've ever worked."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Close to the mission. Engaged on the top IT-related national challenges in partnership with the top government players. Unlike contractors, who compete for work, the government competes for MITRE support. MITRE puts the public interest and the mission first, along with its people. Sharing and teaming are remarkable. Helping each other is the corporate culture. Numerous nationally known experts. Challenging technical problems. Opportunities to make a difference. Great retirement benefits.

    Cons

    Occasional overconfidence at the top. Sometimes slow to change. Some old-time seniors need to be shuffled along to make way for young blood. In some areas, you have to become a manager to get promoted past the middle ranks. Others areas have rubust, career-long technical promotions with no need to become a manager to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the senious problem that, in some parts of MITRE, you must become a manager to get promoted past the middle ranks. This is unconscionable in a company whose primary purpose is to provide top technical expertise.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Decline of focus on customers"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Reputation
    Freedom from bias
    Objectivity
    Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Internal Politics
    Too internally focused.
    Easy for careers to stall, especially if you are not a friend of Al Grasso.

    Advice to Management

    Start to focus on the "why" we do what we done, not the "what" and "how". Diminish internal focus and process. Restore focus on the customers.

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