Mitre Corporation Employee Reviews

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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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Very good opportunity
SD Quality Assurance Mgr. & Training Specialist (Current Employee) –  McLean, VADecember 11, 2016
Management is very interested in work-life balance. There are many opportunities for continuing education and it is encouraged. Many opportunities for socializing with different groups within the corporation. Employees are encouraged to give back and volunteerism is very much supported with paid time off to pursue volunteerism. Great place to work. Very diverse & inclusive.
Pros
Good job security and opportunity for advancement
Cons
none
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Was a great place to work
Lead, Systems Engineer (Current Employee) –  McLean, VADecember 29, 2016
A reorganization has changed the company into something that is no longer different from the status quo. The company culture that was like a family is no longer there. Rather than a culture of those who help one another it is a cut throat enterprise.
Pros
Work/life benefits, continuing education
Cons
The lack of "care and feeding" of employee's for growth
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Great company
Senior Virtulization Engineer (Current Employee) –  McLean, VADecember 11, 2016
Mitre is a great well managed company. This is not always a good thing when you are trying to advance. The people here love being here so they never leave making it harder to climb the ladder. I would say overall management knows how to keep up moral while meeting deadlines. I will miss this place, but I must be career oriented at this stage in my life.
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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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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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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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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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excellent Employer
Cyber Security Analyst (Current Employee) –  Bedford, MAJanuary 17, 2017
The only issue is the commute and sometimes getting new project work is difficult until you get established. the company does not mentor or have an efficient way to build up your resume. those with experience do well but those with little experience is hard to grow or get onto good project work. Requires clearance to work as primary customer is US government.
Pros
work life balance, work from home, holiday parties
Cons
project take forever
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A Good Place to Work
Systems Engineer (Current Employee) –  Bedford, MAJuly 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.
Pros
work/life balance, retirement benefits
Cons
not the best place for new employees fresh out of college
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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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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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