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Great place to work but slow in recognizing impact of younger staff - very 'old school.'

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Current Employee - Principal Information Systems Engineer  in  Colorado Springs, CO (US)
Current Employee - Principal Information Systems Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO (US)

I have been working at MITRE

Pros

MITRE is in most ways a fantastic place to work. The company provides good flexibility and stability, and provides work that makes a difference to the well-being of the United States. The benefits package is very good for the industry.

Cons

MITRE tends to exhibit many older company ideals such as secretive promotions and compensation decisions, cliquish upper management tendencies and a "wait your turn" mentality. Overall, the positives outweigh the negatives.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Institute clear processes for promotion and compensation practices and beware of watering down the brand in a well-intentioned drive to reduce costs.

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    Still a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Level IV
    Current Employee - Level IV

    I have been working at MITRE

    Pros

    MITRE has a very dedicated and professional workforce, and tackles some of the most difficult and rewarding problems for the country. The people at MITRE are our biggest asset. Working with great people makes the day fly by. Freedom to be self-directed and chose from a broad array of projects and tasks makes working at MITRE like few others.

    Cons

    Extremely high-quality workforce (okay, think about it).
    Being dedicated to a specific area or project can lead to being 'pigeon holed' as competent in that area or project.
    There is too much emphasis on the internal research project competitions. These competitions waste much time outside the grants to work the research, and yield little results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    MITRE leadership is generally open and available for direct communication. However, some decisions and decision making processes have recently been obscured. This reduced employee trust at a time we are losing some of our best to high-paying companies.

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    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Security Engineer
    Current Employee - Information Security Engineer

    I have been working at MITRE

    Pros

    MITRE has a great work/life balance with respectable co-workers, high standard of education and great pay. If you work in the headquarters locations, there is ample opportunity to find something you're interested in.

    Cons

    MITRE isn't very well know and they like it like that. The work force trends toward an older population. If you don't work at headquarters location, you often go unnoticed and have less opportunities for varied work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does well, but is out of touch with the non-headquarters locations. High level of bureaucracy as MITRE works primarily with the government.

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