The Boston Globe Names MITRE a Top Place to Work for 2015

Bedford, Mass., November 17, 2015—The MITRE Corporation has been named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts in the eighth annual employee-based survey project from The Boston Globe. MITRE was ranked 6th in the largest employers category, which includes employers with 1,000 or more employees. This is the organization's seventh year on the list.

Top Places to Work recognizes the most admired workplaces in the state voted on by the people who know them the best—the employees. The survey measures employee opinions about their company's direction, execution, connection, management, work, pay and benefits, and engagement. The employers are placed into one of four groups: small, with 50 to 99 employees; medium, with 100 to 249 workers; large, with 250 to 999; and largest, with 1,000 or more.

"We are extremely proud to be known for fostering strong values and working in the public interest, as well as for supporting our employees with numerous professional development and idea-sharing opportunities within our inclusive culture," said Pete Sherlock, Senior Vice President of Programs and Technology, Center for National Security and Director of MITRE's Bedford operations. "Coupled with the ongoing employee recognition of our pay, benefits, and healthy work-life balance offerings, these strengths continue to speak to our collective dedication to each other and our mission."

Of MITRE’s 6,900 employees, 1,828 work at the organization's Bedford headquarters, providing systems engineering, research and development and IT support to a range of government sponsors and customers. MITRE's Bedford campus is also home to a 105,000-square-foot, state-of-the art laboratory to advance cutting-edge research and development of military and civilian technologies.

The rankings in the Top Places to Work are based on confidential survey information collected by WorkplaceDynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention, from nearly 77,000 individuals at 357 Massachusetts organizations. The winners share a few key traits, including offering progressive benefits, giving their employees a voice, and encouraging them to have some fun while they're at it.

"The success of a company is not only measured by its revenue and profits, but also by the loyalty and satisfaction of its employees," said Katie Johnston, Boston Globe workplace reporter and Top Places to Work editor. "The winning companies have developed innovative ways to engage and motivate their workers, which often serves as a key factor in innovation and leads to better professional performance."

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