Best Places to Work in IT 2011 Employer Profile

No. 54

The Mitre Corp.

Bedford, Mass. [New England]

Why you want to work there

Top 10 ranking: No. 3 for training The flexible work arrangements program is a top benefit for employees at this not-for-profit science and engineering organization in Bedford, Mass. Subject to management approval, employees can make use of flextime, teleworking, part-time employment and job sharing on an occasional or ongoing basis. Both managers and employees receive training about the program. On-site amenities The company offers a slew of on-campus conveniences, including haircuts, car detailing, dry cleaning and fitness centers. The company's retirement program, a defined contribution plan, is used by 99% of employees. Mitre provides matching to both the basic level of employee contributions and the optional voluntary contributions, with the company contributing up to 11% of salary. There are more than 100 available investment options for employees to choose from, a loan feature and a variety of payment options (ranging from lump sums to lifetime annuities) upon retirement. The program also features a phased retirement option, which allows employees who are 60 or older to work a part-time schedule and simultaneously access a portion of their accumulated retirement account balances.

Rank by company size:
Medium, No. 14

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 7,549

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 346

IT employee turnover in 2010: 5%

IT promotions in 2010: 5%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2010: 6

Training budget per IT employee in 2010: $2,890

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 31%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 35%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 30%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 21%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 13%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 23%