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A very possitive, career improving experience

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Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer  in  Houston, TX
Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Houston, TX

I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

The company products and the people. Good work ethics, friendly environment

Cons

Sometimes the long hours, but very interesting and gratefying work.

Recommends
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    60's culture, incompetence, and corruption

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Most fellows are truly talented and amazing individuals at LM.

    I get a steady paycheck.

    Flexible work hours if you have the right managers.

    Cons

    Poor talent management: Salary grade 4-6 people sleeping in their cubes all day.

    Poor talent management: People all around me fail to execute and it just continues.

    Poor talent management: Talented people salary grade 1-3 are constantly leaving the company.

    Poor talent management: Extreme salary compression.

    Unethical practices: Managers discouraging innovation and solutions so that LM can charge the government more billable hours, which results in a higher profit for the company.

    Unethical practices: Inconsistent labor charging practices.

    Unethical practices: Ethics reporting ignored.

    Poor culture: Career path is most influenced by who you know. Second most influenced by number of years at the company. And least influenced by work performance.

    Poor culture: Putting out fires is rewarded. Preventing fires is unrewarded and sometimes punished (see first unethical practices point).

    The highest performing young talent all seem to have one foot out the door. As soon as the economy gets better, I predict a mass exodus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to make your slice of the pie bigger and concentrate on making the whole pie bigger. Make sure this philosophy is consistent especially with directors and managers.

    Pay attention to employee performance. It is absolutely crazy how many people are being paid 100k+ to sleep in their cubes or do basic administrative tasks that a high school student can do; even after the layoffs. On the flip side, I'm seeing top talent be rewarded with a generous 3-5% raise (when everyone else is getting 1%). 3-5% is 3-5% and everyone else getting 1% doesn't make it better. They are all ready to jump ship and many have already.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Approves of CEO
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    Got a lot of great experience

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    Current Employee - Prin  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Prin in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Rapid change environment with lots of the latest and greatest technology

    Cons

    Could be a real sweat shop at times (sometimes for extended periods)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Jr/Low management often lacked!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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