Engineer (Former Employee), Bedford, MA – November 13, 2013
Many very talented people. Pay is not great, but OK. They pay attention to work/life balance. Government funding is a cause for uncertainty with respect to job security. Not much room for advancement, management can be very clickish.
Principal Engineer (Current Employee), McLean, VA – September 17, 2015
Overall, MITRE is a great place to work for those who are self-starters and are willing to put in the energy and effort to guide their own careers. Co-workers tend to be highly educated and skills. Management is so-so. The hardest part of the job is maintaining focus and delivering quality products regardless of management guidance and/or intervention.
Productive and Great Environment to grow and develop your skills
Cyber Security Engineer (Current Employee), McLean, VA – July 8, 2015
Pros: MITRE people
A typical work day is working in an environment where new challenges always surfaces. Solving problems for the customer to help their daily tasks. Working for MITRE, I learned different methodologies on – more... approaching problems. Applying Engineering concepts to complex problems. Management is very helpful in progressing your career. They stay engaged with the employee and work with them on accomplishing their goals. The hardest part of my job is having patience when approaching difficult problems and having patience with difficult individuals on certain tasks. The most enjoyable part of my work is the different tasks, working with different government agencies and learning different experiences from those tasks. – less
Systems Engineer (Current Employee), Bedford, MA – July 5, 2015
Pros: work/life balance, retirement benefits
Cons: not the best place for new employees fresh out of college
MITRE is a good employer - Market rate compensation, good retirement benefits, good work/life balance, great job security...but it's not a *great* place to work.
The culture very much depends on where – more... you work in the company, both in geographic location as well as specific department, but in general things just happen slower than they would at a for-profit company. Middle management and executive leadership rarely seem to mesh in message.
Many have said "MITRE is a great place to retire," which seems accurate. – less
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee), Shiloh, IL – April 20, 2015
A typical day at work would be badging in anywhere from 10 to 60 people to attend meetings. Booking travel for 1 or more engineers, and doing there expense reports. Loaning out computers that I have – more... configured myself. Setting up classified meetings and managing a classified computer. Co-workers are challenging.
Hardest part of the job is managing our Corporate office's expectations, and the most enjoyable part of the job is the people – less
Group lead and Systems Engineer (Current Employee), Mclean VA – January 28, 2015
I co-direct a team of highly skilled MITRE FFRDC professionals at an executive agency supporting cross cutting IT/Communication services, and support an enterprise architecture project for senior leadership – more... communications.
In addition, I'm responsible for a group of employees in my MITRE department and manage them to their project in support of their perspective project directors.
My direct responsibilities to my sponsors are: - Strategic Planning and Enterprise Architecture - Systems Evolution Plan and Technology profile and forecast – less
Systems Engineer, Senior (Full Time) (Current Employee), McLean, VA – October 25, 2014
Pros: great cafeteria, holiday/vacation time rates
Cons: mediocre compensation for the area, but it is a non-profit. no company sponsored events.
Pros: A great place to work in the DC metro area. Expect moderate compensation, especially when considering that DC was voted the most expensive area to rent in 2014. I was fortunate enough to work alongside – more... some very talented and intelligent people. There is a good work ethic vibe here, and colleagues are easy to reach out to for guidance, assistance, and advice. Communication is very open, people do not hoard information to protect their jobs here.
Cons: Management seems somewhat disconnected at times, and loses sight of the real complexities involved in creating products for the sponsor. Management may or may not possess the software skills to even understand the work performed from a high level, so the complete value of team members may not be fully understood.
SMEs are sometimes more highly valued than the hardcore engineers that actually create the products. – less
Network/Telecommunication Specialist (Current Employee), McLean, VA – October 14, 2014
I come in each morning and monitor and pick up tickets for end users with network, Phone or Video teleconferencing problems. I call to set an appointment to visit client. I then go to resolve problem and – more... close ticket. I have learned a tremendous amount of network, Phone and VTC problem solving and end user solutions. My co-workers are great. Most enjoyable part is making the end user happy with the work I ahve done and completed. – less
receptionist (Current Employee), Chantilly, VA. – September 24, 2014
Pros: fun loving
Cons: i'm a temp employee
Work days are great, I work with highly intelligent people. Everyday I arrive in the office I'm learning new things, and meeting new people. I love to keep busy so I'm associating myself with everyones – more... job function. I really like speaking with the engineers I admire there work ethic. Mitre is a diversity organization, your working with people from all aspets of life, which makes it a fun workplace. – less
Great place for provision of public service in advanced technology.
Lead Systems and Software Engineer (Former Employee), Bedford, MA – July 17, 2014
Pros: great opportunity to serve the tax-payer.
Cons: availability of job funding.
A typical day at work is extremely professional in all ways. I've learned cutting edge technology and how the military performs systems engineering. The management is top notch and co-workers are high – more... achievers dedicated to serving the public interests. The hardest part of the job is out-pacing strict schedules and the most enjoyable part of the job is know you have served the tax-payer of the USA. – less