Data Center Support Analyst (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – March 24, 2014
The Mitre Corporation
Business Focus: Research & Development Industry Category: Nonprofit Local Offices: DC Metro Region Total DC Employees: 3,600 Total Employees: 7,500 The MITRE Corporation is a not-for-profit organization that provides systems engineering, research and development, and information technology support to the government. It operates federally funded research and development centers for the Department of Defense, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Homeland Security, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. MITRE also has an internal research and development program (the MITRE Innovation Program) to enable our staff to create new technologies or apply existing tools and technologies in innovative ways to meet our sponsors' needs.
MITRE has been identified by Fortune magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For for 9 years in a row.
Systems Engineer (Current Employee) – Bedford, MA – July 5, 2015
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 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.
work/life balance, retirement benefits
not the best place for new employees fresh out of college
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – McLean, VA – May 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....
Productive and Great Environment to grow and develop your skills
Cyber Security Engineer (Current Employee) – McLean, VA – July 8, 2015
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 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.
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.
Staff Member (Current Employee) – McLean, VA – June 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.
Salary and benefits are very very good.
Often find myself searching for something to do. Not busy, not challenged.
Principal Multi-Discipline Systems Engineer (Current Employee) – Reston, Virginia – November 4, 2015
I currently am supporting a very politically charged program within IC ITE for the ODNI. We are responsible for developing and implementing a common desktop across a community consisting of 17 separate and disparate agency's ranging in size from 45 to several tens of thousands of personnel. Adoption is required, but setting and maintaining expectations throughout all levels of leadership is a constant challenge. Also each agency wants their requirements met first and fully, not willing to accept that the goal is a common desktop environment that leads to better information sharing and collaboration.
Program Manager (Former Employee) – Eatontown, New Jersey – December 1, 2015
As section leader had technical responsibility for team and also worked as a non-for profit representaive serving both goverment and civilans as well. Duties required in depth technical knowledge of software development and its applcation with communication systems. Was able to influence design in such a way the governmement could justify its approach to chiefs of staff to civilians.
tremendous opertunity to get recognized for work you were resonsible for.
MEMBER OF THE TECHNICAL STAFF (Former Employee) – McLean, VA, Bedford, Mass. – October 9, 2012
Intellecturally there was no higher quality people, management nor an environment that fostered customer confidence in the Mitre ability to get the job done and produce the desired results. Consequently, the customers kept coming back year after year. That lasted for at least the decade that I was so proud to serve with Mitre, both in Bedford, Mass and Washington D.C. There was no finer staff and management that I was exposed to for at least my 50 years of professional experience. To this day, I sing high praise and pride that I was able to contribute a small amount to that reputation. None finer in the world.
real professional environment, customer satisfaction, real fine retirement program.
Productive and challenging work environment concerned with the advancement of the Nation's public interest.
Information Systems Engineer, Senior (Current Employee) – McLean, VA – November 6, 2015
Mitre is a federally-funded research and development center (FFRDC) chartered to provide unbiased and objective advice to the government. It's central focus is systems engineering and complex systems-of-systems.
Mitre presents its employees with a challenging, rewarding and dynamic work experience, while allowing them to maintain a balance between work and personal life.