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Lockheed Martin: A great place to start a career.

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Current Employee - Aeronautical Engineer Asc  in  Marietta, GA
Current Employee - Aeronautical Engineer Asc in Marietta, GA

I have been working at Lockheed Martin

Pros

The company has a wealth of information and experience that form an excellent foundation with which to start a career. The knowledge that can be gained in working with some of the older, experienced engineers really is priceless.

Lockeheed's benefits package is extremely good. New hires (at least within Aeronautics) are receiving three weeks vacation per year. Aeronautics is also on a flex time, 9/80 work schedule. Employees on the 9/80 schedule work 9 hours per day and have every other Friday off. Flex time must be worked out with your individual supervisor, however core hours (which everyone must work) are from 9 am to 3 pm. The hours each employees works outside the core hours is largely up to them as long as 40 hours are worked per week.

Cons

Lockheed is an extremely large company and as a result, building a name for yourself and getting noticed within the company can be more difficult than at smaller companies. That is not to say that you are not rewarded for your work, but that a little extra effort is needed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Create a structured system of passing knowledge from the older experienced engineers to the younger new hires. As the older generation retires a great deal of valuable knowledge and experience will be lost unless an effort is made to pass this knowledge and experience along. Encouraging the retirement of the older generation in favor of the younger, and less expensive generations, looks good on financial balance sheets but will hurt the company in the long term.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lockheed Martin is a great place to work if you understand that you are working for a very large defense company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer Staff  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer Staff in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Lockheed Martin has provided me with countless oppurtunities to advance myself and my job experience. There are many employee perks including reimbursement for gym membership, education, and commuting, great employee discounts at a variety of stores, museums, and dealerships, and a solid 401k matching for the retirement plans.

    Cons

    The commuication between the management and the engineers is lacking. I have experienced many problems that have been exclusively due to poor communication. I suppose that this is a systemic problem in many companies of Lockheeds size, but there have been few attempts to remedy this problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus your attention on communicating to your employees. Once the employees are privy to upper mangements strategic vision, the employees will have a much better chance of understanding the importance of all the processes, standards, and certifications that the company is striving to accomplish. Employees want to know how they fit into the large picture at Lockheed.

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  2.  

    Excellent Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Computer Systems Design Engineer Principal  in  Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Computer Systems Design Engineer Principal in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Interesting work and good colleagues

    Cons

    Government contract work can be bogged down in red-tape

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't change anything

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