The Boston Globe Names MITRE a Top Place to Work for 2016

Bedford, Mass. – November 28, 2016—The MITRE Corporation has been named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts in the ninth annual employee-based survey project from The Boston Globe. MITRE was ranked 15th in the largest employers' category, which includes employers with 1,000 or more employees. This is the organization's eighth consecutive 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.

"People come to MITRE to help the government solve its toughest challenges," said Pete Sherlock, senior vice president and director of MITRE's Bedford operations. "Our team brings first-rate technical expertise, and we support them with opportunities for education and professional development. We're pleased that these factors, combined with exceptional flexibility, benefits, and educational opportunities, lead them to rate MITRE as one of the best places to work in the Boston area."

Of MITRE’s more than 7,500 employees, nearly 2,000 work at the organization's Bedford headquarters, providing systems engineering, research and development and IT support to a range of government sponsors. 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 70,500 individuals at 366 Massachusetts organizations. 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.

"In today's tight job market, competition for the best workers is intense," said Larry Edelman, the Globe's business editor. "Our winning companies know that creating a motivating and supportive environment is key to finding and keeping talent."

MITRE has also been named as a top workplace in 2016 by publications including Forbes and Computerworld, and was named as one of the most parent-friendly companies by Kidskintha.

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