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Some wonderful people to work with and a couple rotten eggs here and there.

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Current Employee - Software Engineer Staff in Hanover, MD
Current Employee - Software Engineer Staff in Hanover, MD

I have been working at Lockheed Martin

Pros

Lockheed pays a very comparable salary. If you are starting your career, there are many avenues you can pursuit. If you enter Lockheed as an experienced professional, the process, jargon and culture may be a problem at first. However, eventually you will become familiar with the Lockheed process which is exceptional.

Cons

There are some wonderful people and there are a few rotten ones. One manager was hated by everyone, but everyone was afraid of her, so she held on for years terrorizing her group. But I guess that sort of thing happens in other places too.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It was smart to emphasize collaboration as a yearly objective. However the importance of collaboration should be raised and emphasized at regular times such as staff meetings.

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  1. Very satisfying engineering work, excellent culture, relatively slow pace, increasing risk of losing business.

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    Former Employee - Project Specialist Staff in Moorestown, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Specialist Staff in Moorestown, NJ

    I worked at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    The engineering work can be very rewarding, cutting edge. The environment is quite advanced in terms of diversity, safety, professionalism (probably due to an excellent compliance training program). The IT department is top-notch. Reasonable communication from management to employees. Very good use of technology in productivity tools; there are user-friendly web-based systems for employee services & benefits, training, time recording, news feeds, intra-company communication, process document control, and performance management. There are advanced approaches to data management.

    Cons

    The pace at a defense contractor can be slow relative to a fully commercial enterprise. Telecommuting is not an option for most employees, but there is some shift flexibility for most people (1-2 hours). There are even some part-time positions, but perhaps not as much as in other industries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The upper management (at this campus / division) can be very risk-averse, and thus slow to make changes. Sometimes, it seems that research is attempted on a shoe-string budget, instead of making a committed move into a new field. Select limited strengths to focus on; communicate more with customers, especially face-to-face. Include engineers when visiting customers. It's such a large company, that it's hard to comment on how the CEO is leading.

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  2. Overall an OK place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Good for resume
    Good first line management
    Reasonable benefits
    flexible schedule
    large company with varied opportunities if willing to relocate.

    Cons

    Upper management 4 levels up, appears to be a bit out of touch.
    Priority on bottom line regardless of affect on personnel.

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