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Our Culture

Empowering people who lead positive impact for the world

At MITRE, our people are not just at the center of our culture—they are our culture in action. They represent the very best of our organization—they are the game-changers and disruptors—poised to create positive impact while harnessing opportunities to solve complex problems. 

For more than 60 years, our culture has served as a unifying force, driven by human ingenuity and our indelible spirit of innovation to unite behind our mission: solving problems for a safer world. 

Our impact—leading the way to safer skies, more secure networks, broader access to healthcare, groundbreaking defense and homeland security technologies, data-driven public policy, and more—is possible because of the talented individuals who work here. 

Each day, our people bring their best and whole selves to work. Enabled through our inclusive and diverse environment, they exemplify our cultural attributes—speed, risk-taking, adaptability, collaboration, and grace and respect—to build a better future for our nation and for us all. 

Our cultural attributes enable each of us to grow, thrive, and prosper as we deliver our impact, drive innovation, and accelerate solutions in the public interest.

MITRE’s cultural attributes

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Speed

We move quickly, to capture new and emerging opportunities, and deliver solutions when they’re most relevant.

Female employee working in the quantum lab

Risk-Taking

We recognize that leading change requires taking risks, and we do things that are considered bold—because they’re the right things to do.

Employee sitting at his computer looking like he is in deep thought

Adaptability

We proactively adapt to the changing environment. Our people seek out the hardest problems because they are motivated by the good that results from solving them.

Two employees having a pleasant discussion in the E building lab

Collaboration

We strive to collaborate across our diverse population, projects, and teams to unlock our collective potential.

Two employees collaborating at a conference room table

Grace and Respect

We believe in giving grace and demonstrating respect to foster individual and team success.

MITRE Mase vehicle in a parking lot

Speed

We move quickly, to capture new and emerging opportunities, and deliver solutions when they’re most relevant.

Female employee working in the quantum lab

Risk-Taking

We recognize that leading change requires taking risks, and we do things that are considered bold—because they’re the right things to do.

Employee sitting at his computer looking like he is in deep thought

Adaptability

We proactively adapt to the changing environment. Our people seek out the hardest problems because they are motivated by the good that results from solving them.

Two employees having a pleasant discussion in the E building lab

Collaboration

We strive to collaborate across our diverse population, projects, and teams to unlock our collective potential.

Two employees collaborating at a conference room table

Grace and Respect

We believe in giving grace and demonstrating respect to foster individual and team success.

Employees of different ages, races and genders working together on a prototype

Inclusion & Diversity

Cultivating an environment where everyone thrives.

MASE Lab autonomous vehicle at the MITRE McLean campus

Our Impact

Through objective insights, a unique vantage point, and technical know-how, we never stop discovering new ways to achieve results in the public interest.

Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge in Boston
Partnerships

Trusted partner

MITRE joins forces with others to achieve outcomes difficult to achieve alone.

Making an Impact Where We Live and Work

We’re committed to leading the way to a strong future through social innovation, community engagement, and volunteerism, locally and nationally.

We’ve found people who are drawn to MITRE are often the same ones each of us will meet in our daily lives, generously lending their time and talent to causes they believe in. They’re passionate about taking new, inclusive, and collaborative approaches to solving complex challenges that can impact communities. They’re inspiring the next generation of STEM leaders, working to end food insecurity, helping veterans transition to civilian life, and restoring green spaces. And to support these volunteer activities and more, we offer a week of paid time off annually.

Additionally, our academic partnerships create learning and growth opportunities for students in elementary school, through college, and beyond.