Mitre Corporation

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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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Section leader
Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Eatontown, New JerseyDecember 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.
Pros
tremendous opertunity to get recognized for work you were resonsible for.
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Productive and challenging work environment concerned with the advancement of the Nation's public interest.
Information Systems Engineer, Senior (Current Employee) –  McLean, VANovember 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.
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The Most Challenging Aspects
Principal Multi-Discipline Systems Engineer (Current Employee) –  Reston, VirginiaNovember 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.
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Very challenging lacking needed management support
Facility Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Bedford, MAOctober 19, 2015
No comment at this time. MITRE can be a really good place to work but they should consider the value of the work performed by the employees and credit them for the work performed.
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Great place to work!
Principal Engineer (Current Employee) –  McLean, VASeptember 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.
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Great mission toward impact.
Portfolio Director (Current Employee) –  McLean, VAAugust 9, 2015
Excellent company to work for regarding mission and benefits. Focused on "doing-what-is-right" without focus on profits.
Pros
Mission, benefits, work-life-balance
Cons
Declining budgets
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Great work life balance and benefits
Senior Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Shiloh, ILJuly 30, 2015
Management was not honest in making recommendations and providing personal assessments. Excellent co-workers and physical environment was excellent. Great learning opportunities.
Pros
Great Benefits
Cons
All about bottom line and no growth potential unless in right group
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Productive and Great Environment to grow and develop your skills
Cyber Security Engineer (Current Employee) –  McLean, VAJuly 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.
Pros
MITRE people
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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 and fun environment
Desktop Configuration Specialsist (Current Employee) –  McLean, VAJune 30, 2015
Mitre is a very fun and professional environment. I have learned a plethora of different types of systems and what while working here.
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Limited time opportunity.
Associate Technology Consultant (Former Employee) –  McLean, VAJune 25, 2015
Very friendly and supportive environment. Technology leaders are always happy to help in the learning process for entry-level candidates.
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Great place to work - benefits and retirement are great.
Personnel Security Assistant (Current Employee) –  McLean, VAJune 3, 2015
I am a control center operator providing access control to employees and contractors. The management team cares about their employees and strive to get the best out in them.
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Productive and Great Place to Work
HR Recruiting/Generalist Specialist (Current Employee) –  McLean, VAApril 24, 2015
The most enjoyable part of my job is to learn new skills participating in training courses and other functional areas.Management is flexible and very understanding of work life balance.
Pros
Work-life balance
Cons
geographic
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Review Summary
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Shiloh, ILApril 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 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
Pros
People
Cons
Managers
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Systems Engineering Company
Senior Information Systems Engineer (Current Employee) –  McLean, VAMarch 9, 2015
MITRE is a Federally Fundunded Research and Design Corporation (FFRDC). Most of the projects I have been a part of are of the research and development (R&D) nature.
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Busy, Challenging, Engaging, Satisfying
Group lead and Systems Engineer (Current Employee) –  Mclean VAJanuary 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 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
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Great life balance but advancement is highly political
Lead Communications Engineer; Terminal Systems (Current Employee) –  Bedford, MAOctober 26, 2014
Great life balance but advancement is highly political and compensation is also very much tied to that.
Is it really that much different outside of it? Probably not!
Thanks for your service and help!
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Good work life balance, but...
Systems Engineer, Senior (Full Time) (Current Employee) –  McLean, VAOctober 25, 2014
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 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.
Pros
great cafeteria, holiday/vacation time rates
Cons
mediocre compensation for the area, but it is a non-profit. no company sponsored events.
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