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.
Project Manager (Former Employee) – McLean, VA – October 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.
Security Industrial Security/SSO/TS/SCI (Current Employee) – Bedford, MA – September 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.
Corporate-wide focus on working for the public good
Electronic Records System Application Architect (Former Employee) – Bedford, MA – September 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.
Engineer (Current Employee) – McLean, VA – September 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.
Group Leader/Supervisor (Current Employee) – McLean, VA – August 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.
IT Infrastructure Intern (Former Employee) – Bedford, MA – August 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.
Flexible schedules, full-time employees get to work from home 1 day a week, subsidized food
Customer Service Representative (CSR) (Current Employee) – New Carrollton, MD – August 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.
Information Systems Engineer (Current Employee) – McLean, VA – July 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.
Technical (Former Employee) – McLean, VA – July 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.
Subcontracts Administrator Contractor (Former Employee) – McLean, VA – July 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
A great place to define your own work scope and lead
Reliability/ Systems Engineer/ Test Director (Current Employee) – Bedford, MA – June 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.
Can be a good place to work when you have a good supervisor
Administrative Assistant/Lead Secretary (Former Employee) – McLean, VA – June 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.
Systems Engineer (Current Employee) – McLean, VA – June 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.
Telecommunications Technician (Former Employee) – McLean, VA – June 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!