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Lockheed Martin: A great place to start a career.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Aeronautical Engineer Asc in Marietta, GA
Current Employee - Aeronautical Engineer Asc in Marietta, GA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Lockheed Martin

  1. There are so many great jobs and careeer opportunities at Lockheed Martin.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent, very interesting programs. Great job mobility, and many opportunities to grow and develop your skills. Pay and benefits are better than average. Ethics is important, as is diversity.

    Cons

    There are a number of ex-government managers with no experience or skills at running large program, since they were hired for their personal contacts rather than their progam management ability. They are dangerous.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring less competent ex-government managers as Lockeed Martin managers. While they would be OK as consultants, they are clueless about how to operate a commercial business.


  2. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Staff
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Staff
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work is important to the the country.

    Cons

    Lockheed Martin is a very large company.

    Advice to Management

    Performance based pay.


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