Lockheed Martin
3.4 of 5 2,012 reviews
www.lockheedmartin.com Bethesda, MD 5000+ Employees

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Great company, programs, national & global opportunities. Your career is YOURS to promote.

Electronics Engineer Senior (Current Employee)
Fort Worth, TX

I have been working at Lockheed Martin

ProsWeekly paychecks, paid overtime, flexible schedule, 9/80 work weeks, 3 weeks starting vacation + 12 to 13 paid holidays each year, 401k matching, total health care plan, on campus gym (membership reimbursed), ability to change to any open job after 12 months in current position, state-of-the-art technology & programs, graduate degree reimbursement, diverse new-hires, travel opportunities, earn security clearance, lots of company paid training, alumni gift-matching program, volunteer opportunities in local community, leadership development programs, leadership association, "LMents" social networking group, certified managers programs, employed by core & deployed to programs for job security, research library, "Brooks Center" training and computer resource open 24 hours.

Cons15,000+ employees at the Fort Worth plant. Being a new employee can feel like being a freshman on a big campus. Very large, multi-year aeronautic programs are hard to comprehend in total. You must read up on all programs to learn what aspects are most appealing in order to move to a position that makes you happy. Career management is in your hands. Your managers will not promote you automatically, you must be your own promoter. HAving a bachelor's degree differentiates you from members of society with 4-year degrees, but at Lockheed Martin degreed employees are a dime a dozen. You will eventually need a graduate degree to move to the upper echelons. CEO Bob Stevens and company VP's and directors are outstanding, but lower-level managers do not appreciate new initiatives such as Full Spectrum Leadership and diversity. They care about their schedules & budgets, which is understandable, but they don't appreciate extra-curricular achievements. They work 40 hours & go home. EVERYONE should see Lockheed Martin as THEIR company.

Advice to Senior ManagementInstill people-first mentalities in first & second line managers. People really are the most valuable asset. Turnover is much too high to ignore in this economy. Show new hires the opportunities that exist throughout the company and corporation, don't just pile work on them when they show up. Synergy by most IPTs is achievable, but I have yet to see much of it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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