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Best place I've ever worked.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Engineer
Current Employee - Senior Engineer

I have been working at MITRE

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

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    Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA (US)

    I have been working at MITRE

    Pros

    Mission focused, impartial, family friendly

    Cons

    Opportunity for bonuses is extremely limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to find meaningful ways to recognize outstanding performance

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    Great Place for a Long Term Employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MITRE

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

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