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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.

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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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  1. 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.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. A mixed bag; good people to work with generally, but executive leadership is cut-throat.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    There are opportunties to work on exciting an important engineering projects with excellent people and excellent tools. Often these projects provide for national security or defense.

    Cons

    Some of the methods and processes in use at Lockheed Space Systems Company do not allow for flexibility in attaining the optimum solution to advances in design or vendor selection. The company has an on-line protocol called "Command Media" that it uses on a less than 100% consistent basis to "guide" (aka: "control") engineers and business employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to remember that engineers work voluntarily doing creative work, and are not "in it" principally for the financial reward.

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