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Great benefits and culture.
Graphic/Web Designer (Former Employee), McLean, VAAugust 13, 2013
Great company when I worked there before 2006. Wouldn't recommend it now with the federal budget cuts.
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Excellent
ENCODING SPECIALIST (Current Employee), McLean, VAAugust 10, 2013
Great company to work for. Great environment. Solid growth.
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Excellent Company
Lead Data Scientist (Current Employee), McLean, VAAugust 9, 2013
Pros: excellent opportunities
Cons: limited growth
Determine Requirements; formulate hypothsis to obtain data sets and unknowns

Decompose Data Sets to assemble a "multiple pieces of the puzzle"

Evaluate components into a re-assembled

Determine how they relate to requirements

I learned use opensource and coursera for education

Co-works are good folks

Hardest part of the job is dealing with multiple – more... managerial layers

Working with good folks on important work – less
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nice compensation benefits
Member of the Technical Staff (Former Employee), McLean, VAJuly 26, 2013
Pros: retirement benefits
Cons: slow response of managers
8 to 5 typical day at work
learned system engineering
good management
nice co-workers
the hardest part of the job was the slow response of managers
the most enjoyable part was the challenging tasks of problems facing the FAA
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Great Benefits and flexible work/life balance
Telecommunications Specialist II (Former Employee), Bedford, MAJuly 22, 2013
Pros: flexible schedule/wfh options
Cons: sequestration causing cut backs
The best part of this job was being supported to create areas of growth in my job. Growth, both personal and professional, is strongly supported.
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Great culture
Director, Strategy (Current Employee), McLean, VAJuly 8, 2013
Best team and teammates I ever worked with. Very understanding and supportive environment.
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No room for advancement or to learn anything new
Project Accounting Associate (Former Employee), McLean, VAJune 17, 2013
Pros: learning about project management
Cons: being the last to know about things affecting my job, and there was no way to advance in this position no matter how well you did your job.
I did a production process biweekly, activate projects, set up new departments and section IDs. Transfer funds from one project to another. Maintained a log of all cost transfers processed or sent to accounts payable. Answer e-mails requesting changes in project status, bill fee overrides, adding new fee overrides and closing projects.

I learned a – more... lot about projects and how to fix issues that came up. It was a laid back environment where every one knew what they needed to do to everyday without much supervision.

The hardest part was making sure everyone who sent in a cost transfer memo had everything it needed so it could be transferred but that rarely happened. The best part of the job was acquiring the knowledge I needed to perform the duties that were required for this position, however it changed constantly. – less
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One of the best places to work
Senior Network and Distributed Systems Engineer (Former Employee), McLean, VAJune 14, 2013
Mitre is a place where you work with smart people on challenging projects. The only downside is sometimes government work can be mundane, but the vast majority of work is building solutions to very difficult problems related to defense. The benefits are fantastic and it has great job security.
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Used to be a good place to work, but not any longer.
Lead member (Former Employee), McLean, VAJune 14, 2013
Pros: good retirement benefits
Cons: management, lack of promotions, no training or conference money, only 8 federal holidays
Company is constantly chipping away at the benefits package in order to reduce corporate costs. Pay raises have been very small over the past 5 years in order to manage costs. Management is not trustworthy. Nepotism was commonplace in the Division I supported--upper management hires neighbors, friends, and relatives.
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Management is the worst. Administrative staff doesn't really matter.
Office Admin Specialist (Former Employee), McLean, VAMay 19, 2013
Pros: benefits
Cons: management
A typical day was sitting with nothing to do.
Management sucked.
My co-worker sucked.
Sitting all day with nothing to do.
Nothing
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great people
Manager, Diversity and Work Life Programs (Former Employee), Bedford, MAMay 15, 2013
It was an wonderful organization to work with and I developed many lasting relationships
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MITRE tries hard to be above average but misses the mark.
Simulation and Modeling Engineer, Lead (Former Employee), McLean, VAApril 30, 2013
Pros: very relaxed work environment
Cons: seldom guided or empowered to do productive work
During my 5 years at the MITRE corporation, I found the management culture to be disjointed from the working levels. I came as a well-known, respected distributed software engineer and trainer. I was promised research and development in these areas but instead remained as a project lead most of my time. My department head viewed me as as "cash cow" – more... and felt little desire to allow me to work in my advertised fields.

In the end I felt like a square peg in a round hole because as a project leader I wanted to help my customer and as a software engineer I wanted to build and create. Instead, I was guided to do things like "attend this meeting for 25 minutes and charge your customer for the hour". This was by the rule since we rounded to the nearest hour in our charges. But, it soon became the rule and way.

The results speak for themselves: MITRE steadily moved down over the last 5 years from being in the top 100 places to work to off the list entirely. – less
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Good workplace and workforce.
Manager (Current Employee), McLean, VAApril 18, 2013
Good environment to share ideas.
Up to date use of software systems.
Management structure is hierarchical.
Great team members.
Required to ensure government reg compliance.
Terrific workplace environment.
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Truly a great place for Research and Development
Technical Project Support Specialist III (Former Employee), McLean, VAMarch 13, 2013
A typical day always greeted you with a smile. The industry I worked for, dealt with Airport and Airspace, for which I acquired a great deal of transferable skills. The knowledge sharing with my co-workers was invaluable. The hardest part was my last day; for sequestration of the FAA budget spawned layoffs within the company. The many years of public – more... service, made the seven years of employment, shaped my professional objective. – less
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Great benefits; flexible work environment
Senior Communications Strategist (Current Employee), McLean, VAMarch 12, 2013
Pros: great benefits; flexible work environment
Great company; work in public interest; outstanding benefits; flexible work environment
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Going through reorganization and a little bit scarry
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee), O'Fallon, ILFebruary 5, 2013
Pros: building, parking
Cons: micro management
Management is hard to deal with. Co-workers are great. Management does not treat everyone fairly.
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Professional working environment
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee), Shiloh, ILFebruary 1, 2013
Pros: good benefits, flexible spending plan, retirement, good rapport with co-workers
Cons: not much room for advancement for the administrative staff.
A typical day at work would involve greeting visitors that come in for meetings and assigning them a badge. Answer phones, check e-mails, reserve conference rooms, support 29 computer engineers. I book travel for employees, then do expense vouchers for them when they get back, so they will get reimbursed.

I also help set up interviews when needed, – more... welcome new employees and have them fill out all the necessary paperwork, ensure all things have been turned in by employees before they leave the company. I also serve as a local HR contact at our location and help employees with medical and other paperwork and answer questions that employees may have regarding benefits or other HR needs. – less
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Professional working environment
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee), Shiloh, ILFebruary 1, 2013
Pros: good benefits, flexible spending plan, retirement, good rapport with co-workers
Cons: not much room for advancement for the administrative staff.
A typical day at work would involve greeting visitors that come in for meetings and assigning them a badge. Answer phones, check e-mails, reserve conference rooms, support 29 computer engineers. I book travel for employees, then do expense vouchers for them when they get back, so they will get reimbursed.

I also help set up interviews when needed, – more... welcome new employees and have them fill out all the necessary paperwork, ensure all things have been turned in by employees before they leave the company. I also serve as a local HR contact at our location and help employees with medical and other paperwork and answer questions that employees may have regarding benefits or other HR needs. – less
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A company of engineers
Senior Information Systems Engineer (Current Employee), McLean, VAJanuary 25, 2013
Pros: a pure research and development environment
Cons: no management accountability
As a FFRDC, the company operates very much within those boundaries. Day to day, there is always a talk of something new, something to explore, something to learn. The main downside is there is no accountability for management, and that tends to reward incompetence. This can make it difficult when trying to pushing something forward and finalize on a – more... single project. At times you will have team leads, or upper management that have a "rockstar" mentality which tends to cause a large amount of grief for people trying to complete the work. This however is probably MITRE's only short coming. – less
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MITRE
Office Administrative Specialist (Former Employee), McLean, VAJanuary 23, 2013
Pros: benefits
Cons: not enough for admin to do
As an admin person working with MITRE Corporation you will find that you run out of things to do.

MITRE is self-served except with the executive staff. This means that everyone does their own admin task (expense voucher, meeting room reservations, etc.).

I am a worker bee and must be busy. I realize that down time happens on all jobs but you downtime – more... should never out weight the time you should be working. During the last 2 years at MITRE my downtime out weighed the time I should be working so I sought other employment – less

About Mitre Corporation

Politicians try to engineer a better government, but MITRE governs the country's best engineering. A private, not-for-profit organization, – Read more