Best Places to Work in IT 2016 Employer Profile

No. 50, Large


Bedford, Mass. [New England]
MITRE Corporation
Credit: The Mitre Corp.

Why you want to work there

This Bedford, Mass.-based not-for-profit organization, which operates multiple federally funded research-and-development centers, offers its IT employees opportunities to work on critical challenges facing the country in areas such as defense, healthcare and cybersecurity. Mitre offers an above-average compensation package that includes a generous retirement plan. Other perks include a collaborative and innovation-driven culture, flexible work schedules, telecommuting options and fitness centers at both the Boston and Washington, D.C., metro area campuses.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 7,609

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 400

IT employee turnover in 2015: 8%

IT promotions in 2015: 8%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2015: No set maximum

Training budget per IT employee in 2015: $3,575

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 21

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 26

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 70%