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Great place to work, great work life balance but a very micro managing culture

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Current Employee - Business Development Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Business Development Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Lockheed Martin

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great people, great customer. High value products. Lots of support for work/life balance. 9x80 schedule is great! Flexible hours. Exciting technology. Educational reimbursement is outstanding.

Cons

Slow to get promoted and too many restrictions. Big company, communication and collaboration between program areas lacking.

Advice to Management

Continue to have skip level meetings. Promotions/pay raises/better recognition will help keep employees that do not have a pension.

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    Frustrating

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Valley Forge, PA
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Valley Forge, PA

    I worked at Lockheed Martin

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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