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  • In many departments, having work/life balance is just talk (in 19 reviews)

  • Management is top heavy with our new president creating another layer of management to reward his confidants (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Outstanding Place to Learn and Work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Important, satisfying work in the public interest
    - Abundance of technical challenges and interesting, leading-edge technology projects
    - Freedom to learn and grow in a variety of technical disciplines
    - Freedom and mobility to change careers while staying in the same company
    - Great compensation, benefits, training and educational assistance
    - Job offerings at numerous domestic and international sites provide cultural opportunities if you are willing to move
    - Excellent work/life balance
    - Phased retirement that allows company to retain highly experienced staff well beyond retirement age
    - Intelligent, motivated and committed people

    Cons

    - Congressional ceiling limits company growth and ability to support our nation. While this keeps us focused on the most important work most of the time, the artificial limit is often cause for internal turmoil between competing business units due to the zero sum game.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course, manage our costs and increase our value proposition. Continue to focus on the most strategic work while creating opportunities for for-profit organizations.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Not For the Young"

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    Current Employee - Senior MultiDisciplinary Systems Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Senior MultiDisciplinary Systems Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of different work, if you get bored, move on to a different task. Lots of travel if you want it. Great benefits. Free to work un-supervised.

    Cons

    Promotions are not clearly defined. Poor management. Poor review process. Poor guidance.

    Advice to Management

    Good engineers are not always good managers.

  3. Helpful (10)

    "Used to be a good place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in McLean, VA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance! Rank and file are probably the best, scientifically and technically, to be found in any organization and are eager to share knowledge. Mitre does provide some venues for knowledge management and knowledge sharing.

    Cons

    Management of CCG is probaly the worst of any company anywhere including government. There is absolutely no path or chance for advancement. The yearly review process is a total sham and virtually worthless where employees are not allowed to participate. You are judged by a group of managers that you never react with during the year, who have no (little) knowledge of what you have accomplished. If you do not have BIG BLUE (IBM) on your resume your career at CCG will stop with no further chance of advancement. MITRE, particularly CCG, is turning in to a job shop of senior talent, without the compenastion of a job shop, with no reward(s) for good work!

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and smell the coffee! When the recession and job market improve open the flood gates as many will flee in droves!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work for the self-motivated"

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    Current Employee - Senior MultiDisciplinary Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior MultiDisciplinary Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work Life balance is stressed

    Cons

    Quasi gov't work and benefits

    Advice to Management

    Moderate growth


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work with a focus on doing the right things for the right reasons."

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    Current Employee - Director in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Director in McLean, VA
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a strong focus on working in the public interest, even if that means less MITRE staff on the job, the truth is the truth. The leadership tries hard to keep the employees from just falling in line with the government sponsors because it is easy, they work hard to keep us focused on what the government SHOULD be doing.

    Cons

    Because of the public interest and the support of the government, MITRE does not control it's own destiny the way a private company does. We don't sell things to the government, we try to make the government better and more efficient - sometimes our best work needs to be done where the government is most dysfunctional - that can be hard for employees to do, especially new employees.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on controlling costs, we are making progress, let's not get comfortable.


  6. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong technical environment and infrastructure

    Cons

    Staff and management are hypercritical at times

    Advice to Management

    Be clear about why youare making specific decisions.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work and great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Doing great things for our sponsors and being allowed to think out of the box. This is a place where you can be challenged.

    Cons

    Many sponsors need to better understand what MITRE has to offer. Find very difficult tasks that require a multi-disciplinary approach. Allow MITRE to step away from tasks that are not in this venue and give them to a for-profit company.

    Advice to Management

    Make some hard decisions. Many times MITRE VP and CEO talk about things that they don't necessarily follow up with and make some hard decisions.

  8. "MITRE treats employees with dignity and respect - and like adults!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work at MITRE is challenging and intellectually stimulating. Employees are extremely dedicated to support the mission of our sponsors. MITRE offers employees flexible hours and supports work-life balance. People are very collaborative and open. I also believe that the senior leadership (Al and the Officers) truly care about the employees.

    Cons

    MITRE employees are "experts" at what they do and often, believe they have expertise in all things which leads to question and challenge every idea, every decision, every presentation.

    Advice to Management

    My best advice to the leaders at MITRE is to keep the values that make MITRE a great place to work.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work - diversity in people, expertise, and projects to support. Retirement benefits are best anywhere."

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    Current Employee - Senior Information Systems Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Information Systems Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The incredible diversity in people and experience at MITRE allows personal and professional growth on a daily basis, while the ability to support different projects means employees can move to another project if they feel stale, and don't need to leave MITRE. Longevity of employees is also overwhelming. It is more unheard of to be at MITRE for 1 year than it is for 10 years.

    Cons

    Promotions and advancement are slow to come by, and some who have already attained higher levels do not work at those levels and are not held accountable.

    Advice to Management

    Differentiating MITRE as an FFRDC and pushing back on those who see us as a contractor are big time needs. For people to be getting CACs or .mil emails as contractors is a failure on the part of upper management.


  10. "MITRE Revies"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work we do is imporant

    Cons

    Inconsistencies regarding rules that are set up for the entire corporation but not fairly enforced

    Advice to Management

    Be fair, make sure rules are followed by everyone


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