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Not a bad summer
Drone Designer - Mechatronic Engineering Intern (Former Employee) –  Charlottesville, VAFebruary 5, 2018
If you are being recruited for an internship at MITRE, beware that the culture and environment of the external sites are very different from the headquarters. There are very few people around, and obviously none of the fancy amenities of HQ. That said, the internship is challenging in a good way. You are placed on projects with other interns and given real responsibility.
Pros
Good pay, mentor, challenging projects
Cons
Small office
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Excellent environment for self starters
Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Bedford, MAJanuary 20, 2018
One of the few places, that I've worked, that you can control or have a major impact on your future by adding program value. It is not uncommon for staff members to cross train on various technical areas to ensure customer and individual demands are addressed as the program or your career develops respectively.
Pros
benefits
Cons
Life balance can and often does become disrupted as you climb the corporate ladder.
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overall
Facility Security Officer (FSO) (Former Employee) –  El Segundo, CAJanuary 17, 2018
Left management--not the company. I have nothing else to say. Management allows bad managers to supervise good employees. Set good employees up and never promote the hard working. Good old boys club
Pros
Good mentors
Cons
don't listen to employees. allows management to beat up employees and never reprimand management
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very professional
Senior Security Aide (Former Employee) –  Fairfax, VAJanuary 12, 2018
Mitre is a very good place to work if the salary compensation was better I probably would still be there, there 401 plan is good and I also held a secret clearance
Pros
friendly
Cons
pay
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A professional and generally happy place to work.
Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Hampton, VAJanuary 8, 2018
A typical day would consist of financial reporting, budgeting, analysis, and customer service. Several hours spent working with project leaders, department and division managers, and portfolio directors. Most of these positions were located in CONUS and OCONUS sites, so communication involved many forms of technology.

The work was varied, which allowed me to use many of my skills in different scenarios. I enjoyed excellent working relationships with most of those I supported.

As the corporate culture went through several policy changes, we were often placed in positions requiring us to 'do more with less.' Promoting staff into managerial positions, without giving any meaningful management training. The focus was more on managing people than on leadership qualities.
Pros
Excellent benefits
Cons
Most managers lacked true leadership qualities.
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MITRE - Make sure you ask about position level
Management Consultant (Business Engineering) (Current Employee) –  McLean, VAJanuary 2, 2018
MITRE is a great place to work solving some of the most difficult problems in existence. The experience is great, but the pay and advancement are really bad. There are 7 levels in the company. Make sure you get the recruiter to explain EXACTLY why they want to put you at a certain level and don't let them push you around on salary because raises tend to be difficult to get. Make sure you get the most amount of money for salary possible. Advice would be to try and avoid the question of how much you make in your current role because they tend not to offer more than that. Avoid answering that. There are advice columns on this online and the state of Mass may be making this question illegal to ask soon.
Pros
Great experience
Cons
pay, pay, pay
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Meaningful work
Project Leader (Current Employee) –  Bedford, MADecember 10, 2017
MITRE provides meaning and stability in its work program serving the federal government. The company provides stability and has a collegial environment that supports the open sharing of ideas.
Pros
Purpose, meaning, and stability
Cons
Fragmented message from leadership on future direction
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Research Work on the Cutting Edge
Applied Cyber Security Intern (Former Employee) –  Rockville, MDDecember 6, 2017
Didn't see much in terms of benefits packages as an intern, but everything else about work was great. Work hours are flexible, you must complete a certain number of hours in the week, in any configuration during the week you like, so long as its within the buildings operation hours. They also are really good about encouraging work/life balance.

The overall environment was super collaborative, and helpful. I felt that I could always ask someone for help, guidance, or advice on a project as my research was unclassified.

Great opportunity to learn and work on cutting edge research, even if it wasn't part of my specialty.
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You work one level above for pay one level below
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Bedford, MADecember 4, 2017
You have to work at a level above your current level, and be successful, to be considered for promotion. Promotions rarely come.

The work can come and go based on contracts. If your contract is lost, you must scramble to find new work.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
Management vs workers
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Great Place to work
Sr. Information Security Engineer (Current Employee) –  McLean, VANovember 21, 2017
- Great management and atmosphere. The culture is relaxed and isn't cut-throat like some places can be.
- Work/life balance is above-average.
- Would like to have more WFH flexibility given traffic in the Northern, VA area.
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Good but ongoing change has been new normal
FP&A Manager (Current Employee) –  McLean, VANovember 15, 2017
MITRE has been a great place to work, but uncertainty is abound within the Enterprise but also specifically within the finance organization. Shifting priorities and too many stakeholders/customers to service.
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Great Place to Intern
Systems Engineering Intern (Former Employee) –  Bedford, MAOctober 27, 2017
I thoroughly enjoyed working for the Mitre Corporation. It was a great learning environment, and there were many other interns there. I would recommend working at Mitre.
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Great Place and Benefits
Engineer (Former Employee) –  McLean, VAOctober 26, 2017
Great place, work, and benefits. Wonderful opportunity to learn and grow. Highly recommend. Very interesting projects and great work culture and opportunities to be creative.
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Have worked for Mitre almost 30 years
Systems Engineering Manager (Current Employee) –  Eatontown, NJOctober 24, 2017
I have worked for Mitre almost 30 years. Everyday is something new. Early in my career I travelled about 50% of the time. I have worked at 3 different locations.
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Excellent Company with great benefits
Lead Sensors Systems Engineer (Current Employee) –  Aberdeen, MDOctober 19, 2017
Flexible work hours, ability to telecommute, high impact work programs. MITRE has excellent benefits and a good health plan. Salary is competitive. Good overall company to work for.
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Senior Network Engineer (Current Employee) –  Bedford, MAOctober 15, 2017
They are soft shelling network engineers. Bringing in people with no experience and bundling them with qualified engineers. The qualified engineers take the burden of the problems and feel trapped. There is only one way out and that is to leave the company. Friends and family are hired as a normal part of doing business at Mitre. Good engineers don't stay at Mitre.
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Great place to work
Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee) –  McLean, VAOctober 11, 2017
There's a reason they're consistently rated one of the best places to work. The jobs are great, the culture is amazing, and you get lots of benefits. Plus the job security is great there and the pay is amazing.
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ok place to wrk
Lead Multi-Disciplinary Systems Engineering (Current Employee) –  Washington, DC Metro AreaOctober 11, 2017
It is an ok place to work. Very academic in outlook. Mostly a yuppy culture with questionable commitment to diversity . If you're interested in pursuing an advanced degree(MS/Ph.D), it may be the best place to do so due their excellent educational benefits.
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INTERNSHIP (Former Employee) –  McLean, VA 22102October 9, 2017
Intense work as an intern but developed invaluable experience and skills needed elsewhere in the industry. People were all nice but often visibly stressed and tense.
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Very fair place to work
InfoSec Engineer (Current Employee) –  Bedford, MAOctober 3, 2017
* Workplace culture is great
* Salary is fair
* Work/Life Balance is real
* Work is interesting and challenging
* People/coworkers are a class act
Pros
Work/Life Balance
Cons
Short projects
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