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Not a bad place to spend 8 hours a day.

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Systems Engineer Staff in King of Prussia, PA
Current Employee - Systems Engineer Staff in King of Prussia, PA

I have been working at Lockheed Martin

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Flexibility, advancement opportunities and wide variety of assignment possibilities.

Cons

Program management lack customer and corporate vision and at times appears clueless or uninterested in customer needs or wants, much less the needs and wants of Lockheed Martin employees. This does not, however, include immediate managers who seem to have a better understanding of both customers and direct reports.

Advice to Management

See my answer to 'downsides' question

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  1. Satisfied Lockheed Martin Employee

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer Associate in Springfield, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer Associate in Springfield, VA

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They offed great benefits. They reimburse masters tuition to approximately $7000/term. It is very easy to move around in the company if a position does not suit you. The salary is very competitive and they are the number one defense contractor in the world! The work is extremely enjoyable!

    Cons

    The long hours are very hard on you. Also, the shift work can be a drag at times. But it is all worth it because you are taken care of by the company.

    Advice to Management

    Consider all those below you as part of the team and not less than you! We work just as hard to accomplish the same goals.


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    Lifetime job that will halt your development as a coder

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in King of Prussia, PA

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lockheed offers a stable job with decent benefits. If you do the right things there are opportunities to advance up the ladder.

    Cons

    Lockheed tends to be a decade behind the commercial world in terms of processes and technologies used. I find that the good software engineers are quickly pushed up the chain -- leaving almost no seasoned developers at the lower levels. Many people being pushed up don't want to leave the code, however advancement opportunities quickly dry up as a developer as Lockeed prefers to just throw warm bodies in those positions. Those ranks tend to be filled with either level one/two (newer coder) developers or higher level developers that haven't coded for a long time that have the urge to do so again. Overall this leads to anyone who actually cares about developing their skills as an engineer (TDD, core patterns, etc) with no one to really go look up to improve their skills.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so management-heavy, keep experienced developers in the code.


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