Mitre Corporation Employee Reviews

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Great place to work
Tech Project Support, Sr(Pro Staff) (Current Employee) –  McLean, VANovember 17, 2016
It is what you make of the opportunities from inside and outside the company. There is a real love for what the company tries to obtain from its employee groups by way of balancing job with passions.
Pros
work life balance
Cons
sometimes up and down contracts
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Ethical Company
Lead Reliability Engineer (Current Employee) –  Aberdeen, MDNovember 8, 2016
However, the culture is changing from a Senior Government Expert (SME) to that of a contractor house, less the $$$ benefit. Lapses in the end of the government fiscal year has everyone chasing their tail, looking for little contracts to work under... Musical chairs.
Pros
Great people and management
Cons
Highly dependent on government funding and associated hiccups.
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Great work/life balance
Office Administrative Specialist IV (Current Employee) –  New Carrollton, MDOctober 20, 2016
MITRE is very flexible with work/life balance. They encourage you take your vacation time and enjoy your personal life.
Pros
Flex time, not tied down to 9 -5
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Not suited for everyone
Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  McLean, VASeptember 30, 2016
If you are energetic, hard-working, career minded, this is not the place for you because there is almost no chance for career advancement. Typical promotions at low level take 6-7 years where they take 3 yrs in most places.

The company values newcomers more than their own proven and loyal employees, so negotiate when you join as you will not get a promotion after you do. This is so well known that there is huge grade inflation at the time of hire when compared to the tried and tested abilities of existing employees. Sad, but true.
Pros
Great Research Program, great work-life balance, good retirement benefits, flexible hours, telecommuting option
Cons
Lacking practical technical knowledge (lots of academic, theoretical knowledge), senior management who are here to take it easy, almost zero chance for promotion or advancement, too much politics
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Good work-life balance, can be dull
Senior Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee) –  Bedford, MASeptember 28, 2016
Generally a laid-back place to work. Good work-life balance - flexible schedules and work locations, healthy leave policies. Satisfaction will be highly dependent on the program you are placed on.
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MITRE Good Company
Communications Lead (Current Employee) –  McLean, VASeptember 26, 2016
The MITRE Corporation is a not-for-profit organization that operates seven federally funded research and development centers. The company offers a decent salary, benefits, and work-life balance.
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A World-class knowledge and innovation environment
Information Systems Engineering Lead (Current Employee) –  McLean, VASeptember 16, 2016
It is a dream come true to pursue ideas and innovate that leads to serving federal agencies.

You can be creative and innovative to benefit the federal agencies.

Nice people and conducive work environment.
Pros
A wonderful learning environment. Research heaven (if you have individual initiative).
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Great place to work
Data Engineer Intern (Former Employee) –  McLean, VASeptember 13, 2016
A typical day in MITRE can be as simple or as interesting as you want it to be. Your job at MITRE is rarely every simple, though. You get to help solve some of the most challenging projects in the industry. The management does everything in their power to help you succeed. The hardest part is getting used to the idea of not having to deliver a product and that you'll be doing mostly research for a large portion of your project. The most enjoyable part of the job is that you get to meet so many smart, insightful, and interesting people.
Pros
Challenge, Fun, Smart People, Flex Time
Cons
Spending a lot of time doing research
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Good work-life balance
Senior Health Policy Analyst (Current Employee) –  Baltimore, MDAugust 17, 2016
Lots of flexibility to work from home and other flexibility. Project management and division management is very frustrating to deal with as no one really seems to be in-charge or accountable.
Pros
balance
Cons
weak leadership
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Great Company
SENIOR SECRETARY (Former Employee) –  McLean, VA 22102July 4, 2016
Company was fantastic to work for. They took care of their employees and catered to the employees children. Benefits were great
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Great place to work
Program Security Officer (Current Employee) –  McLean, VAJune 22, 2016
Fun and family oriented. No issues, would work here again. My issues are structure. They are constantly reinventing the wheel. No firm plan in place.
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Great company to work for
Sr. Contracts Administrator (Current Employee) –  McLean, VAJune 9, 2016
The only down fall to working at MITRE is the commute that is just getting worse. I love the company, the benefits and their mission
Pros
mission, benefits, work/life balance, management, culture
Cons
location/commute compensation isn't always great
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Not the Company I thought it was
Staff Member (Current Employee) –  McLean, VAJune 8, 2016
Poor management. Not all organizations adhere to work life balance. Job tasks are not challenging or innovative. In the "This is how it has always been done" mentality. No career advancement. Everything moves as slow or slower than the government. Trying to figure out why it has been rated such a great company to work for.
Pros
Salary and benefits are very very good.
Cons
Often find myself searching for something to do. Not busy, not challenged.
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MITRE isn't for everyone.....
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  McLean, VAMay 24, 2016
As things go, MITRE seems to be an almost ideal place to work. Amazing benefits are part of the package such as tuition fully covered as education is encouraged, PTO, and sabbatical available for employees. Knowledgeable people work at MITRE and you can expect to learn a lot while here.

Problems exist because management has some unrealistic expectations of subordinate employees as they are out of touch with reality. In fact, some managers are downright sadistic especially if they have tenure with the company. Expect to see managers play favorites. Also, rivalries exist between departments and older employees are sometimes threatened by new staff members and interfere with their ability to learn the particulars of the job.

MITRE might be the right fit for some while others will struggle to fit in. Beware....
Pros
Great people, outstanding benefits
Cons
Management might suck
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Good place to work
Security Operations Center Operator (Current Employee) –  Bedford, MAApril 24, 2016
MITRE is a wonderful company to work for, they are very family oriented, have great benefits and the job culture is great.
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Typical Government Job
Software Application Development Engineer (Former Employee) –  Sierra Vista, AZApril 15, 2016
Decent workplace when not bogged down by unrealistic government expectations. Worked on Big Data problems, so the project was interesting.
Pros
up-to-date tech, strong specifications and processes
Cons
unrealistic expectations
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One of my most positive professional experiences.
Computational Linguist (Former Employee) –  McLean, VAApril 9, 2016
Excellent culture, great management. I wish I were still there, but the government sequester made my staying on untenable. Loved my co-workers and my bosses.
Pros
Excellent collegial atmosphere.
Cons
Need to compete for government programs.
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Good company to work for
Principal (Current Employee) –  McLean, VAMarch 4, 2016
MITRE is a great place, offering many opportunities for pursuing a research and development career. As a non profit organization, the company works hard to invest in supporting its employees.
Pros
Decent pay, good retirement matching
Cons
No bonus at all
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Worst Company in the Worls
Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee) –  MacLean, VAJanuary 9, 2016
Poorly managed company that adds no value to any program. Lots of politics, little technical talent, VERY little chance for advancement.

If you have any technical skills at all, go get a real job.
Pros
pay/benefits, work/life balance
Cons
Poor managent, lots of politcs, lazy employees/managers, no real deliverables
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Great/Amazing company
College Relations Intern (Former Employee) –  Bedford, MAJanuary 5, 2016
I love working with this company. The environment is amazing and so are the people. Everyone is extremely helpful, kind, and willing to help if they have the band-width to do so. The company locations and sites are beautiful and extremely relaxing as well.
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