MITRE

  www.mitre.org
  www.mitre.org
There are newer employer reviews for MITRE

 

Great place to work

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Simulation Modeling Engineer in McLean, VA (US)
Current Employee - Senior Simulation Modeling Engineer in McLean, VA (US)

I have been working at MITRE

Pros

The benefits are fantastic. The entire company operates using an "open-door" policy - almost everyone there is willing to stop what they're doing to answer questions about the work they're doing. There are lots of training opportunities, in a range of fields. The company is very responsive to employee questions and concerns (at least for a company its size. I love working here.

Cons

If you don't want to do government contracting, this is not the place for you, obviously.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

none

Recommends
Approves of CEO

448 Other Employee Reviews for MITRE (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Communications Engineer in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Communications Engineer in Washington, DC (US)

    I have been working at MITRE

    Pros

    Retirement benefits are good compared to most companies.

    Cons

    small annual raises for top performers hurt the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challanging Work with Family Life Balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in McLean, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in McLean, VA (US)

    I have been working at MITRE

    Pros

    Great family life balance can be had at MITRE. Employees can adjust their hours around their children's schedules. I don't miss a thing with my kids lives and I wouldn't trade that for anything. In addition, the work is very intellectually challanging and employees are given the opportunity to research ideas that are outside of conventional thinking.

    If you can network well (and this is the key to success on many levels), you can have much control over the projects you work on and the career path that you want to take (technical, managment, etc)

    There are lots of smart people from many different fields that you can learn from. And most people are easy to get along with and generous with their time since the FFRDC workstyle is of a slower pace.

    You can grow your knowledge across many different technical fields while working at MITRE.

    Main MITRE campus are spacious and have very nice facilities.

    MITRE is an especially great fit if you have an academic background / PhD or if you have previous military experience.

    Cons

    If you are not a good networker you will struggle with the promotion process and the technical quality of work from your projects. Promotions are hard enough to come by regardless of whether you are a good networker or not. All promotions take time except for a talented / lucky few, but with a 'flat' company like MITRE, this is somewhat understood.

    Competition for internal IR&D is overly bureaucratic and quite baffling. It seems to get worse every year and upper management seems to value the creation of a research portfolio containing all of the hot buzz words over giving MITRE's talented employees intellectual freedom to pursue groundbreaking ideas. I really feel that MITRE's management is significantly holding back the quality of MITRE's research.

    MITRE is slightly moving away from its traditional FFRDC / think tank role. More and more projects are requiring employees to interact in a program managment type of role between the government and its prime contractor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back the MITRE Innovation Program to what it was 5-10 years ago.

    Be better connected with your top technical talent and what the companies technical capabilities are as a whole. There seems to be a growing disconnect here.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for MITRE

Work at MITRE? Share Your Experiences

MITRE

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.