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People focused place to work
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  McLean, VAOctober 2, 2018
MITRE is in reorganization mode, whereas it used to be a place for a 30 year career with satisfied employees, it is currently going through needed growing pains and a technical upgrade. Most of the change is due to the hard charging new CEO. Still a great place to work known for collaboration, very smart people, people focused and great benefits.
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New updated cafeteria, new fitness center on site
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2.0
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Difficult place to work with poor and disjointed management
Lead Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Fairfax, VASeptember 24, 2018
MITRE has also been in a state of reorganization for more than 2 years.

Top heavy organization where the senior leadership has very little business acumen.

The result is lower level staff being squeezed with low moral.
Pros
Currently - None
Cons
Constant fire drill environment, reorganizations and low employee moral
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3.0
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Not the same MITRE
Security Industrial Security/SSO/TS/SCI (Current Employee) –  Bedford, MASeptember 19, 2018
I have been employed at MITRE for 29 years. My past 10 years have been nothing but changes. Changes can be good and necessary at times but my department was making changes on the fly then changing again and again, I have done 6 different jobs in the last 3 years in the security field due to changes. I current am working in a SCIF due to someone else getting laid off. I love what I do and have learned a lot here at MITRE, but...I think it's time for me to make my own change. Thank you.
Pros
retirement
Cons
no advancement, poor raises, absent management
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4.0
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Corporate-wide focus on working for the public good
Electronic Records System Application Architect (Former Employee) –  Bedford, MASeptember 17, 2018
Hierarchical structure, with many levels of management. Most work done in teams, with some collaboration; a lot of individual contributor contributions possible. A great deal of autonomy given to define and tackle work problems, with approvals of Team leads.
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2.0
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Not the company it once was
Director (Current Employee) –  Bedford, MASeptember 14, 2018
Good people doing important work. Very poor executive leadership and decision making particularly in the COO and CFO roles that are adversely impacting corporate culture and quality.
Pros
Awesome intellectual horsepower, good place to learn, different technical domains
Cons
Quickly declining infrastructure, financial operations and quality of work life.
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2.0
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Gret Mission, Bad Management
Engineer (Current Employee) –  McLean, VASeptember 9, 2018
MITRE rarely promotes staff, and senior management operates like an old boys club. There are good opportunities to work on different projects, and there are good people, but it's overshadowed by bureaucracy and favoritism.
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3.0
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Work life balance great
Senior Contracts Coordinator (Current Employee) –  McLean, VASeptember 4, 2018
Work life balance is great. Life Insurance is great. Retirement is great. Neglect to promote hard working support staff. Great company for engineers.
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5.0
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great place to work
Senior Economic Analyst (Current Employee) –  McLean, VAAugust 30, 2018
21 days PTO to start plus 8 holidays, up to 10% match on 401K, great work/life balance, opportunity to learn new skills. There are flexible work arrangements.
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Stagnant Corporation
Group Leader/Supervisor (Current Employee) –  McLean, VAAugust 25, 2018
MITRE's culture is a hybrid of government and academia, that has continued to slide into obscurity over the past decade. The new CEO's push for change without removing the deadwood that continues to pull standards down, has resulted in Operations vs. Line Organization infighting at one end and passive-aggressive protectionism at the other. MITRE offers a lot of good things on paper but the current environment makes working there unpalatable.
Pros
Flexible work schedules
Cons
Dysfunctional management, lack of career growth
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5.0
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Fun and productive workplace
IT Infrastructure Intern (Former Employee) –  Bedford, MAAugust 15, 2018
I spent the summer interning here and I learned quite a bit and had lots of fun. Management is very helpful and there are lots of intern events along with activities like Hackathons and 3D printing challenges.
Pros
Flexible schedules, full-time employees get to work from home 1 day a week, subsidized food
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3.0
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cliquish atmosphere difficult work environment
Customer Service Representative (CSR) (Current Employee) –  New Carrollton, MDAugust 8, 2018
position varies for the benefit of thieves and the managers who cover it up. Managers change their minds and stance to fit their friendships and family. I learned to adhere to my morals, written policies and my years of customer service to continue with my positive motivated work ethic.
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5.0
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Challenging and rewarding place to work
Information Systems Engineer (Current Employee) –  McLean, VAJuly 31, 2018
Excellent place to stay abreast of the current state of technology and utilize all of your skills. Diverse culture and great work life balance. Project based environment and must be willing to look for new work/ opportunities.
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1.0
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Pays lip service to caring about employees
Technical (Former Employee) –  McLean, VAJuly 27, 2018
MITRE will do the minimum to help employees. Much depends on who your direct supervisor is. Some good managers, but if you get a bad one, look out. No one will intervene on your behalf. Supervisors are given very little structure/guidance regarding how they manage. MITRE has some programs/benefits in place for employees, but also many restrictions around them that make it difficult to use the programs/benefits.
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2.0
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Not a good place unless you're an engineer
Office Support Staff IV (Current Employee) –  Bedford, MAJuly 24, 2018
They are so busy hiring engineers that they have forgotten about the folks that have been here for years and have given their heart and soul to this company.

If you are not an engineer, you basically do not count. There is no growth in this company.
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No growth, no respect unless you're an engineer
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4.0
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Several issues
Subcontracts Administrator Contractor (Former Employee) –  McLean, VAJuly 7, 2018
While the pay was good, issues with management not responding to requests or issues. Job advancement had problems where favoritism was involved. Job culture was bad, either people kept to themselves or was very cliquish
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4.0
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A great place to define your own work scope and lead
Reliability/ Systems Engineer/ Test Director (Current Employee) –  Bedford, MAJune 28, 2018
MITRE Corporation is a great place to perform reliability engineer & systems engineering and have technical, schedule and cost impact on programs. MITRE offers freedom to develop a vision and choose a path of action. At MITRE you interact with a wide variety of contractors and programs. There is the opportunity to persuade others, put forward a business cases for your proposed course of action, choose the priority of your tasks within a team framework and lead. The variety of problems to tackle can range from radar systems, infra-red systems and space telescopes down to modules and high reliability component in development. The reliability involve systems engineering, physics of failure, test development and execution.
Pros
excellent 403b plan
Cons
Limited promotional opportunities currently
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4.0
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Can be a good place to work when you have a good supervisor
Administrative Assistant/Lead Secretary (Former Employee) –  McLean, VAJune 21, 2018
Typing a lot of RFP's, reports, and contracts for clients. Had to many engineers to support in a division. You work for time you go in the office to time you left. Sometime non-stop. Like the health care package they had. We did you picnic once a year for moral purposes and to get to know people on a more personal bases.
Pros
Health benefits
Cons
Overworked
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5.0
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Great place to work
Systems Engineer (Current Employee) –  McLean, VAJune 20, 2018
The MITRE Corporation shepherds its employees to find a satisfying career, with plentiful benefits and opportunities for advancement. There are ample projects to benefit the public good and help the Federal government make the transition to new technologies.
Pros
Retirement Plan
Cons
Dress code
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2.0
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Get your Money at the Door
Telecommunications Technician (Former Employee) –  McLean, VAJune 1, 2018
Probably a great place to work if you already have a college degree. The degree doesn't even have to apply in any way to the position you hold. The degree is solely to allow for advancement to another position. If you have no degree, be sure to get a salary you will be happy with for the time you plan to stay with the company. Laddering system is confusing even to management. Some have been told that obtaining a promotion is strictly a "popularity contest" and has nothing to do with your ability to execute the job requirements. The words, "it's not what you know, but who you know" definitely apply here!
Pros
Outstanding facility
Cons
Lack of advancement potential.
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4.0
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Good Company
Principal, Health Policy Analyst (Current Employee) –  McLean, VAMay 28, 2018
Would recommend MITRE to anyone working in IT and cyber security. Excellent work life balance and pleasant working environment. Project assignments can be a hit or miss, but everyone works hard.
Pros
Great Employee Benefits! Nice Offices!
Cons
Working on projects that you have no interest or background in.
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