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Updated 12 May 2021

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3.8
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MITRE President & CEO Jason Providakes
Jason Providakes
303 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits and nice work-life balance(in 372 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and pay for a Florida-based job(in 80 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Company is losing its value proposition to sponsors(in 70 reviews)

  • "Upper management has lost touch with Operations personnel(in 35 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years
      Featured Review

      Amazing Place to Work

      15 Feb 2021 - Software Systems Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
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      Pros

      flex time, great supervisors, good benefits

      Cons

      Not enough POCs or women in tech roles

      4 people found this review helpful
    2. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      29 Sep 2020 - Bartender 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It has very friendly staff

      Cons

      There are no down sides

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      As expected

      7 Jan 2020 - Consultant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits are as I would expect

      Cons

      more attention to communiation would be good

      2 people found this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      The best of the best

      30 Mar 2021 - Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Top notch administrative support, facilities, resources, security, etc. Administrative functions treat you like you are important and care about how they take care of you. Very very rare. Almost no dead weight among the staff. Yes, some may underachieve but almost no dullards or phonies exist (almost is the key word). Virtually every one can lead or drive a project and is very intelligent. Most of what we work on is new and challenging. Most of us are very proud of MITRE.

      Cons

      Over collaboration. Large, diverse, teams collaborate real time to shape critical deliverables and whomever has the most political power gets final say for better or worse, even if they are not the subject matter experts. All the highly intelligent PhDs think they can read a couple of books and then speak knowledgeably about disciplines that they have little experience in. They do a pretty remarkable job but it would be better if they stayed in their swim lane. Many are inhibited and insecure. Some task leads think they know better and they don't. You have to play ball with them and the result is sub-optimal solutions. Some people guard their knowledge and work. I have seen some blatant plagiarism. Some take it for granted what they have.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Changing - not in the right areas

      7 Apr 2021 - Principal Artificial Intelligence Engineer in McLean, VA
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      Pros

      My technical colleagues are amazing - smart, collaborative people. My work is very interesting and I feel like it has worthwhile impact. The switch to teleworking (or whatever they're calling it) has improved my work-life balance.

      Cons

      The reorg and accompanying layoffs were ill-timed and ill-considered. Which pretty much sums up management's approach - they don't think 2 steps ahead or the disconnect between what they're saying and what their actions imply. They're focusing on hiring "world class experts" more than giving the existing workforce opportunities to grow. Job reqs are often open externally and not internally. They have dreams beyond their reach given the salaries they can afford to pay. People in many parts of the company are pretty demoralized. They pay lip service to diversity and seem to only take action when phrases like "hostile work environment" are used. They come out with new policies or procedures with no real justification or transparency. The benefits are "industry average" and the pay is below that for some disciplines. It's like they forget that they have smart people working for them.

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      13 people found this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Change is constant

      28 Feb 2021 - Finance 
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      Pros

      The sense of community, benefits, and historically, work life balance. Mitre has done a wonderful job supporting their employees during the pandemic, providing cell phones, encouraging all employees work remotely, weekly CEO updates, and providing additional support services (e.g. Ginger). Mitre has done a great job communicating and navigating through a pandemic, where others have failed.

      Cons

      Covid-19 has blurred the work life balance, workload kicked it into overdrive, anxiety and stress have increased with the sheer level of emails, meetings, and changes implemented. Change is important to keeping up with the times, but perhaps having so much change during uncertain times is not the best approach. Our ever-changing work environment is creating job security concerns, something our leaders are not effectively addressing.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Any competent engineer could do better than this

      12 May 2021 - Information Systems Engineer in McLean, VA
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      Pros

      Most tasks are so easy that it will be like working part-time. Because they aren't a developer, very little pressure to make things work.

      Cons

      Engineers are at the bottom of the totem pole, invited onto a task to provide some narrow specialty, then be kicked back to the Tech Center "bench" to search for another task. After a few years, you will see that they have "a preference for early career professionals." Not that this is age discrimination - just that most tasks could be done by a high school senior, so don't plan on paying a 30 year mortgage by working here.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Educational Opportunities-Difficult to climb the ladder

      27 Apr 2021 - Senior Healthcare Consultant in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      MITRE tuition benefits are amazing comparison to other consulting companies. Great place to get additional degrees, certifications, etc while working. managers encourage this! if you can do this, you can take it to another industry when you leave

      Cons

      if you want to accelerate your career and and grow, this is not the place for you. I speak particularly to younger workforce (Gen Z and Millennials). I was able to move up quickly with a lot of responsibility in previous health care consulting jobs, but at MITRE, I found it difficult to be taken seriously. There is ageism for sure (number of times, I get called a baby or I remind someone of their daughter is too many). ex federal employees who view this as their retirement job, and who come to projects as subject matter experts while carrying the same dysfunction of government.

      8 people found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Incredible Place to work

      7 May 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Colleagues are incredibly intelligent and motivating to work with. The work life balance is among the best I've experienced. Very competitive benefits. Company is adapting to the new future of work with intention and an innovative approach.

      Cons

      Many folks who have been at the organization for decades are resistant to change even if it's for the greater good.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work, once your build your network

      3 Apr 2021 - Senior Data Analytics Engineer in McLean, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits, great work-life balance, amazing retirement matching. Projects can be open-ended, challenging, rewarding, encourage personal/professional growth. Really vibrant community of people that love sharing their work and knowledge.

      Cons

      Once you build your network, MITRE is the place where you can really work on anything you want. Until you build your network, you may feel like you don't know where to look for work/opportunities or feel like you aren't doing the work you want to do. Technical staff and HR are rarely in lock-step. This sometimes leaves the individual frustrated.

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      4 people found this review helpful
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