Lockheed Martin

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Great Place to work

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer Staff in South Houston, TX
Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer Staff in South Houston, TX

I have been working at Lockheed Martin

Pros

Engineer practices
Multi-disciplinary team
Exposure the latest and greatest tools in engineering

Cons

Not a whole lot.
A little bit of red tape

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Frustrating

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Valley Forge, PA
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Valley Forge, PA

    I worked at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Very interesting work. Solid and comprehensive benefits package. Innovative approaches to time off (vacation, holiday, sick pay) that made a lot of sense for the company, the customer, and the employee. Despite the general population's impression of defense contractors (thanks to the media and the movies), I found Lockheed Martin to be a highly ethical place to work, and executive management clearly demonstrated that they view that as vital to the future of the company.

    Cons

    Today's Lockheed Martin is the result of conglomerating 70+ formerly competing businesses during the "Peace Dividend" era following the end of the Cold War. Anyone who has been through a merger before knows the challenges of blending 2 company cultures together; try blending 70. Made a lot of progress, but there's still pockets of resistance/mistrust between various pieces of the company toward one another. Lockheed Martin is a large enterprise (100,000+ employees) and is a reflection of its primary customer: the US Government. Very structured, very bureaucratic organization. It's very difficult to innovate from within there. Given the current state of the federal budget and impending defense budget cuts, Lockheed Martin is downsizing employee population extensively and probably will continue to do so for the next several years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is excessive pressure to find quick fixes to problems that are systemic in nature. You have great talent at both the individual contributor and management layers; listen more and trust more in what they tell you they are trying to accomplish for you.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Almost like working for the government...lots of minutia!!

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Springfield, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Springfield, VA

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    It is an okay place to work when times are good. However, the site I worked at tended to over staff to make "sales". Though when the did this they would overrun the contract and would have to make mass cuts...usually around Christmas, nice huh???

    Cons

    When cuts in personnel come they usually are followed by the hiring of additional managers. "Hey we can't afford you anymore, but we are going to bring someone in at double your salary to sit at there desk and send out vague emails".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can you forecast better?? You have X amount of dollars to user each year...why do you think you can spend X + some extra money every month and then seem clueless 2-3 months before the end of the year when you are out of money.

    No opinion of CEO
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