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Giant Bureaucracy where things move slowly and projects are not efficient

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Systems Integration/Test Engineer in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Systems Integration/Test Engineer in Houston, TX
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

This review is for Lockheed Space Systems Company - I worked there for 3 years out of college A variety of benefits *Strong benefit package *Pay is comparable with the aerospace industry *Great time off - 9/80 schedule *Has some of the best contracts in the industry

Cons

The huge downside is the bureaucracy. They sent me and all of the other 40 or so new hires to Houston, TX...when the entire management team was in Denver. As a college hire, my manager, lead, and the rest of the team (except for a few other new hires) were all in Denver. Needless to say, this meant that my development and my opportunities were hindered. The bureaucracy that allowed such a set-up to occur showed itself in other ways. Work was done slowly and projects were consistently behind schedule. It seemed that for every person doing real work, there were about 3 people just sitting around. This made it hard to get real work that develops skills and it made promotions and development opportunities hard to come by. I definitely don't recommend Lockheed.

Advice to Management

Keep your teams small so that they can stay lean and efficient.

Other Employee Reviews for Lockheed Martin

  1. Boring and often no challenge

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice perks, schedule own working hours, very informative management, but has been hit hard in recent years due to budget cuts.

    Cons

    Management need to pass down the information down the chain, in the defense industry it is all about compliance and guideline.

    Advice to Management

    need to engaged employee on the future, need to remodel some of the old buildings and win some of the contract back, this is 21st century, need to think outside the box and tap into other markets


  2. The good 'ol boy/girl system is alive and well

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    GOOD PAY, BENEFITS, work/life balance

    Cons

    No growth opportunity, retaliation for those who complain, secretive evaluations and employee rankings.

    Advice to Management

    Play fair, be more transparent, stop hiding things, don't lie.


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