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  1. Utile (17)

    « Tough company to work for if you're not a systems engineer »

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    Employé actuel - Public Health Advisor - McLean, VA (États-Unis)
    Employé actuel - Public Health Advisor - McLean, VA (États-Unis)
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    Je travaille chez MITRE à plein temps (Pendant plus de 5 ans)

    Avantages

    Great benefits and excellent work life balance. Work with very smart and educated colleagues. Incredible flexibility with your schedule (though it depends on your manager, it is part of the culture)

    Inconvénients

    I've been at MITRE for over 7 years, and things have changed dramatically since the Board appointed our current CEO, who most people I know do not respect nor like, which is unfortunate. It's very difficult at MITRE if you're not a systems engineer - you have to constantly prove your value and it's tough to speak their language. Additionally, it's a very horizontal organization that has a nepotistic streak in the culture, so it's quite hard to get promoted unless you have an 'in' with leadership.

    Conseils à la direction

    Put more non-engineers in upper leadership (VP and SVP roles) who can help with culture change and the big issue of internal communications


  2. Utile (53)

    « going downhill fast »

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    Ancien employé - Principal Engineer - McLean, VA (États-Unis)
    Ancien employé - Principal Engineer - McLean, VA (États-Unis)
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    J'ai travaillé chez MITRE en Contrat Permanent (Pendant plus de 10 ans)

    Avantages

    benefits, interesting work, good people, good mission, non-profit

    Inconvénients

    retirement match falling behind national labs and competitors (e.g., Booz Allen). Major strategic mistake to downgrade DoD/IC work (~60% of work program, 90% of demand) in favor of groveling for VA, IRS, HHS work (so 2010s!).
    Staff uniformly hates corporate management; management thinks everyone loves them.

    Conseils à la direction

    Stop hiring the cheapest people you can find. Get back to basics: speak truth to power, be the smartest guy in the room, be willing to walk.
    If you want to cut costs, offer early retirement bonuses.

  3. Utile (38)

    « Manager »

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    Employé actuel - Manager - Bedford, MA (États-Unis)
    Employé actuel - Manager - Bedford, MA (États-Unis)
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    Je travaille chez MITRE à plein temps (Pendant plus de 10 ans)

    Avantages

    Great people and great middle management. Great retirement package

    Inconvénients

    Executive team has their head in the sand, doesn’t seem to value the long term employee who has dedicated years to towards making MITRE great. A recent RIF in Corp Ops validated just that with over the majority impacted being over the age of 45. Why hang around in today’s hot job market?

    Conseils à la direction

    Stop sugar coating and srart managing. How was your Summer? We waited for the other shoe to drop for almost four months, what is the real plan? Honest communication would go a long way and might help retain quality staff, that is if you value them.


  4. Utile (45)

    « Pointless disruption from executives »

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    Employé actuel - Lead Engineer
    Employé actuel - Lead Engineer
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    Je travaille chez MITRE à plein temps (Pendant plus de 10 ans)

    Avantages

    Paid time off and retirement matching remain competitive. MITRE was a pioneer in teleworking and other accommodations to make work-life balance better, and it is largely still a good place for that.

    Inconvénients

    When longtime CEO Al Grasso retired, a new executive team swept in eager to make a lot of changes. Change isn't necessarily a bad thing, but so far what we've seen hasn't inspired a lot of confidence. We just went through a disgracefully poorly managed round of layoffs in corporate operations. Layoffs are never exactly fun to go through, but when done well, they can be healthy and leave the organization more efficient. Not just from a cost standpoint either: a healthy layoff gets rid of people who are slowing the organization down. But that's not clearly the case here. We really miss a lot of the people who either retired early or were shown the door, and it's harder for the organization to be effective without them. But worst of all was the feckless, drawn-out way this was all handled. A department head and even a director with 30 years' experience were laid off right along with individual contributors. Even if there's good reason to get rid of people in those positions, it's cowardly to use a RIF as a vehicle for that. Maybe that seemed neat and efficient from a labor lawyer's perspective, but consider what that does for morale: there's a Game of Thrones-like sense of dread among the staff because not only could any of us be next, but we don't even believe that we can get reliable information from middle management because they're all evidently standing on trap doors too. It effectively cuts off any way to quell rumors and move on. In a relatively strong job market like we currently have, I worry we'll lose even more of our best people who'd rather not work under the current COO. We're watching a lot of the things that made MITRE such an excellent place to work 10 years ago get eroded away.

    Conseils à la direction

    To the board of directors: in a situation like this, it's always a tough call whether it's less disruptive to stick with the CEO and see if things will settle down, or replace him and his cronies with an executive team that has more respect for the company's traditions as a public-service nonprofit and more respect for its staff. Based on the actions taken so far, does this CEO seem to share your values about what this company should be?


  5. Utile (38)

    « Inside a maelstrom... »

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    Je travaille chez MITRE à plein temps

    Avantages

    Employees remain motivated to address national problems in spite of rough turbulence within the company
    The company maintains potential to deliver great achievements for public interests.

    Inconvénients

    There is an increasing workforce segment that doesn't understand the FFRDC role on contrast with the role of the for-profit sector (industry and/or SETA contractor).
    Pursuit of "new platforms" beyond the operation of FFRDCs to increase revenues and generate profits threatens the company's credibility, uniqueness and value...and possibly its not-for-profit tax designation.
    A large segment of the workforce is troubled by executive decrees and rifts, the absence of viable strategy, poor communication, depreciating benefits, and a culture of fear that is setting-in at mid/senior management levels.
    MITRE's executives have historically been loathe to layoff staff unless absolutely necessary, but the philosophy has changed.
    Management and technical staff are being told to get-on-board with 'good growth' or to get-out. Some good people are opting to leave.
    Former executives and board members are concerned about the implications of "good growth" and the demoralized state of the workforce.
    For an increasing number, it is now an open question as to whether MITRE can still be regarded "one of the best places to work"
    Statistics and comments on this site seem valid.
    MITRE has internal problems that are perhaps more serious than most outsiders (and some of its current leaders) realize.
    Timely intervention is needed, but probably won't happen.
    Key trustees seem ignorant to the significance of the internal problems...and any calls from the government for MITRE's executives to explain what is going on...just are not likely to come any time soon.
    Current trends will likely continue.

    Conseils à la direction

    Carefully reconsider radical changes to a model that is working successfully...the means by which those changes are being pursued, and why the efforts are failing/disenfranchising the workforce.


  6. Utile (41)

    « Hard to get work even after being employed »

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    Je travaille chez MITRE à plein temps (Pendant plus de 5 ans)

    Avantages

    * good work-life balance
    * flex hours and telecommuting
    * nice facilities

    Inconvénients

    * dead wood in upper management
    * too much politics and not enough competency in senior management
    * it's all about who knows who
    * age bias in favor of young new hires resulting in many full time employees not finding work 'coverage'

    Conseils à la direction

    More meritocracy and less politics.


  7. Utile (3)

    « Technical Project Support »

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    Employé actuel - Employé anonyme - Bedford, MA (États-Unis)
    Employé actuel - Employé anonyme - Bedford, MA (États-Unis)
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    Je travaille chez MITRE à plein temps (Pendant plus de 5 ans)

    Avantages

    Flexibility 80% of the time depending on project and contract. You can find your passion in almost any area or work around to finding out what is!

    Inconvénients

    Mitre is a ever changing internal place. Can be hectic when projects have to stop due to funding issues and workers have to scramble to look for work.

    Conseils à la direction

    Train future leaders before they become leaders or have roles that require them to be that go to person. Train and fairly promote from within to build loyalty compotents.

  8. « Good work place »

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    Je travaille chez MITRE à plein temps (Moins d'un an)

    Avantages

    Good challenging work. Flexibility in work/life balance.

    Inconvénients

    Sometimes hard to find the good work. Have to search to find it.


  9. Utile (36)

    « Oblivious Leadership »

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    Employé actuel - Employé anonyme - Bedford, MA (États-Unis)
    Employé actuel - Employé anonyme - Bedford, MA (États-Unis)
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    Je travaille chez MITRE à plein temps

    Avantages

    -Education Benefits
    -Contribution to national issues

    Inconvénients

    All other benefits have been cut year after year. Management is out of touch with the staff. They are only concerned with the bottom line.

    Conseils à la direction

    Listen to your staff, develop solutions to communicate better with your employees.


  10. Utile (26)

    « Still a lot going for it »

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    Je travaille chez MITRE à plein temps (Pendant plus de 10 ans)

    Avantages

    MITRE is still a place where smart, motivated people can truly make a difference in national security and have a great career. The workforce is very talented, collaboration is open and highly valued, and opportunities abound. Employees can easily move around the company and across FFRDCs, applying their skills to all manner of hard problems from different domains like space, cyber, healthcare, intelligence, military, treasury, and law enforcement. Some international opportunities too. People stay here a long time because there are good benefits, but also excellent training and growth opportunities. You can have a long and varied career here, with plenty of mobility and variety, in a culture of public service.

    Inconvénients

    Current executive leadership is intentionally disrupting the culture and focus of the organization, with vague goals and questionable means. Messaging about ‘good growth’ sounds like a move away from first principles of not-for-profit public service, and staff are concerned about unintended consequences, but understand that negative feedback is not welcome. COO-led buyout/layoff of operations staff was inept, poorly timed and poorly managed. CEO appears unconcerned and dismissive about the negative climate he has created amongst the staff. CEO also has serious issues with his personal brand.

    Conseils à la direction

    MITRE is different from for-profit institutions in so many positive ways. Be careful not to erode the foundations of this company.

    To the board: Wake up. This is not going well.


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