MITRE Reviews

Updated 9 Jul 2020

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3.3
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MITRE President & CEO Jason Providakes
Jason Providakes
195 Ratings
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  • "At least that’s how MITRE likes to introduce all staff to its sponsors(in 61 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "As expected"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Consultant 

    I have been working at MITRE full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are as I would expect

    Cons

    more attention to communiation would be good

  2. Helpful (6)

    "Great company, but with unsettling recent changes"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MITRE full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Collaborative and smart colleagues, learning culture, opportunities to grow capabilities, mission-oriented focus, non-profit

    Cons

    Leadership under current CEO has been a continual revolving door, with recent lay-offs and a reorganization that is ill-timed during the COVID crisis and apparent financial health. The only people who are promoted know how to manage upward, and are not based on merit.

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  3. COVID-19
    Helpful (17)

    "Good COVID-19 response, dreadful change management"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Head in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MITRE full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Smart people, mission focus, work-life balance

    Cons

    C-suite leadership doesn't seem particularly thoughtful about the way they are instituting changes

  4. COVID-19
    Helpful (16)

    "In The Middle of Transformation"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MITRE full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Much intellectually interesting work, valuable work overall. Brilliant through Covid-19, never "missed a beat".

    Cons

    Emerging policial orientation. Entering next phase of corporate and inner cultural transformation.

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  5. Helpful (16)

    "Top heavy company, struggling CEO"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MITRE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, great benefits, some really great technical people.

    Cons

    Constant turnover in corporate officers does not instill confidence in major reformative efforts. Renaming departments, hiring more corporate officers does not actual indicate any actual progress on reducing bureaucracy and increasing agility.

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  6. "Enjoying working at MITRE"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Health Policy Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MITRE full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Good work / life balance - Opportunities for variety in work (if you want to learn something new, or work on something new, you can do that within the organizations) - Fairly transparent leadership - Competitive salary for the public health field - Opportunities for professional development and learning and growing - Flexibility (in work location, work hours, etc)

    Cons

    - Sometimes work feels rushed and perhaps a bit focused on pleasing the sponsor sometimes at the cost of being thorough and data-informed - A decent amount of turnover in leadership and organizational structure - Buzzwords for organizational structure and business strategy don't always seem like the clearest way of communicating strategy

  7. COVID-19
    Helpful (13)

    "Poor CEO Leadership and Too Many Changes"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MITRE full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    MITRE offers a tremendous amount of autonomy and flexibility to employees. Most staff have the ability to traverse projects across MITRE's many FFRDC's. This allows staff to follow growth opportunities and get away from stagnant or less-impactful projects. On the personal side, MITRE's flextime benefit is amazing and allows you to make your own workday outside of obligations that have to be met (meetings and deliverable deadlines). Benefits are excellent and pay is good, although benefits have been slowly lessened in the past several years (health insurance cuts, paid time off flexibility, etc..) COVID response and ability of company to telework are impressive. Financials are incredibly strong. If you are in agreement with leadership's politics and don't mind treading the waters of bureaucracy to make a decent living, I would recommend MITRE to others.

    Cons

    MITRE culture has been rapidly deteriorating with the endorsement of certain political and social viewpoints/values (but not others). Likewise, C suite level leadership is a revolving door and the CEO has done a very poor job of implementing change, communicating vision, and keeping MITRE a non-partisan, apolitical place to perform impactful work for the US Government. Our campuses (headquarters) are top notch. Some sites are not. If you are applying for a position outside of Bedford or Mclean make sure you visit in person before accepting the position. MITRE is still top-heavy with a bunch of level 5 and 6 leadership that doesn't do much of anything. Technical career advancement can be tough, and most level 4's ad 5's (mid level employees) are non-technical to the point that it becomes burdensome to Level 1, 2, and 3 staff who actually have current engineering competency. Our organizational structure is not conducive to the way we aim to support our sponsors. This may change with the current re-organization, but I doubt it with Jason Providakes in charge.

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    MITRE Response

    July 7, 2020

    At MITRE, we are proud of our mission and our employees who deliver impactful work in service of the public interest. Offering growth opportunities, flexibility and excellent benefits are part of our commitment to providing our employees with experiences to grow, thrive and prosper. Our innovative approach, technical know-how and objective insight are exemplified in our collective response as an organization to COVID-19, and also in the work that we do every day. With the support of our Board of Trustees, we recently announced changes resulting in a more seamless organization that enables greater agility, speed, and boldness while driving excellence through collaboration and innovation. These decisions are never taken lightly; they are deliberate, thought-through, and grounded in our corporate strategy. We continue to be a non-partisan organization that operates in the public interest by being innovative on multiple levels to deliver solutions to our sponsors and partners to make our world a safer place. As pioneers for a better future, we are proud to provide an environment where all of us can safely and openly discuss the current events we face in our communities and work to solve—in partnership with others—some of the biggest challenges facing our society today.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work if you like providing engineering "consulting-like services""

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead AI Engineer in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at MITRE full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Relaxed work atmosphere and large talent pool.

    Cons

    Not a strong technological vision since no products are built (as with all FFRDCs) and company interests are too diversified.

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  9. Helpful (5)

    "Great job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MITRE full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The people and the sponsor are great

    Cons

    CEO is horrible and hurtful to our brand

  10. "Changing times"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst 
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MITRE full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere with respectful, smart colleagues.

    Cons

    Company keeps spreading tentacles into every domain. Seems not to want to have deep expertise in a few key areas but rather a mile wide inch deep.

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