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Question for MITRE employees: if you already work at MITRE, then apply to a different job vacancy (within MITRE but in a different department and where the position is externally advertised), and then get the position… how do you handle the salary negotiation? ………….. Let’s say the new department offers you 180k… I know you’re always allowed to ask for more, but do you negotiate for more or no because you’re already a MITRE staffer? If you do, how much more would you ask for above 180k?

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  • "There seems to be a divide between management and technical staff (with the exception of Ph.Ds concentrating on research).(in 74 reviews)
  • "workers are not technical (without engineering degree training) and many managers' resume (their resumes are online) include graduate degrees that are useless for technical work.(in 54 reviews)
  • "Senior leadership quietly watching the CEO deteriorate the quality and integrity of the company in fear of their jobs.(in 47 reviews)
  • "Salaries are low but competitive by non(in 40 reviews)
  • "Upper management is a bit bloated and out of touch; technical company that hasn't figured out how to establish a clear technical track.(in 31 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work

    Nov 11, 2021 - Associate Systems Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Collaborative community Interesting work Amazing work-life balance

    Cons

    Finding work relies heavily on networking within the company

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  2. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Cons starting to outweigh the pros

    Dec 3, 2021 - Systems Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    great work life balance (depending on project) flexible hours (depending on manager) benefits training/education opportunities

    Cons

    very different experience depending on your project and manager. I've had managers focus on butts in seats and standard hours and managers that don't care as long as the project is happy and you are getting work done. Sadly, the CEO falls into that first bucket is trying to force everyone to be in the office 4-5 days a week or a hybrid worker, which is 3-4 days a week (but you lose your designated office and have to struggle to reserve an office when there aren't enough). They give you the recruitment sales pitch about working remotely and teleworking, but it is almost impossible to get and is getting even stricter as we come out of the pandemic. They have a lot of outdated policies that haven't made sense is 20 years. The CEO constantly lies and backtracks on his weekly all employee call that demolishes any confidence I have in him. Examples include saying hybrid work would be coming in the office for business needs only before changing to mandated a minimum days for week, saying that innovation can't happen unless you are meeting in person (even though he praised how innovative we were while working remotely in the height of the pandemic), that we need to be good stewards of government money (but we waste money on free food at main campuses, rent on buildings in expensive areas that sit empty, and force employees to charge government contracts for all internal work such as trainings and department meetings) and that the company board is very diverse when it is actually mostly old white guys.

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Good work life balance

    Dec 3, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good work life balance Interesting projects Great benefits

    Cons

    Comparatively low salary Slow career growth

    3 people found this review helpful
  5. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Stagnant company

    Nov 24, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    -Wide set of opportunities for intriguing projects. -Some genuinely smart and innovative peers. -Unmatched work/life balance.

    Cons

    -Abundant disgruntled long-timers collecting a (pre-)retirement check and complaining about attempts at change. -Benefits and pay are falling way behind industry. -Many solutions and processes are antiquated and out of touch with modern problems.

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    14 people found this review helpful
  6. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work among one of the brightest engineers, great healthcare and retirement benefits. Flexible schedule and emphasis on Work Life Balance.

    Cons

    MITRE progressively moved from being apolitical to extreme liberal following any leftist new global order initiatives and leading the charge on controversial unconstitutional health mandates on requiring employees to get the COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, only granting a handful of religious exemptions and not accommodating employees already working off-site as teleworkers. The CEO is arrogant, egotistical, narcissist, that laughed at employees being a number and had no compassion for firing employees who did not comply with the draconian policy days before the Thanksgiving holiday. The executives and leaders, managers, and group leaders did not stop the chatter and mocking of employees and colleagues who did not agree with the company policy. Their motto to be kind is only if you align with the leftist ideology and religion of COVID and FAUCI as their POPE. It created a hostile environment for those who did not agree with the CEO and the executive's motivation to be the leader in vaccines passports.

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    35 people found this review helpful
  7. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Things aren't looking good

    Oct 22, 2021 - Principal Software Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Interesting work Relatively good benefits Work life balance

    Cons

    Current boneheaded policy Terrible communications from management Focus on social issues outside our core business Becoming too Woke Tons of barriers to getting work down

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    31 people found this review helpful
  8. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    No longer an engineering company

    Nov 29, 2021 - Lead Systems Engineer in McLean, VA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good all around work/life balance

    Cons

    ~28 VPs with big salaries is 26 too many No longer an engineering company. Seriously running on reputation.

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    23 people found this review helpful
  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good Company

    Nov 9, 2021 - Agile systems Engineer in McLean, VA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Good work life balance - On average salary is 3% market average - Ethical

    Cons

    - Slow paced - No bonuses

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  10. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    MITRE is Woke

    Nov 17, 2021 - Cloud Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Reasonable benefits. Work with some sponsors can be rewarding. Still has pockets of solid systems engineering. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    The company has lost its way. Driven by a politically progressive CEO, who is somewhat of a tyrant, MITRE has moved away from meaningful work in the public interest. Their focus is now a "safer world". They are pushing a divisive social justice platform. They are the driving force for vaccine mandates. In fact, the CEO is taking a hard stance on vaccine mandates within the company, denying the vast majority of accommodations. Hundreds of employees are senselessly being fired, furthering the brain drain of the company.

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    36 people found this review helpful
  11. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great company

    Nov 4, 2021 - Senior Systems Engineer in McLean, VA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    You don’t stay over a decade if you don’t love a company. Work life balance is unbeatable.

    Cons

    Salary isn’t as competitive as private sector.

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