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Limited growth potential for most employees

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Former Employee - Systems Engineer II  in  Springfield, VA
Former Employee - Systems Engineer II in Springfield, VA

I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Easy Contract Wins leaving horizontal movement if coverage is lost. Large variety of positions and skills makes finding a job easy.

Cons

Inequality between business units. Lack of growth opportunities within divisions. Favor to military experience.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work harder at keeping young talent, and work to promote from within.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Uneventful

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    +One of the top paying jobs in the area
    +Good benefits - 401(K) matching, medical, dental, etc.
    +Flexible work schedule and ability to telecommute part-time or full-time

    Cons

    -Micro-management - managers too involved in technical, day to day aspects of work
    -Lack of transparency from upper management
    -Job prospects obviously tied to defense spending - facing drastic cuts start of 2013

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better top-down communication in an effort to be more upfront and open with employees.

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    A decent place to work

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    Former Employee - Senior Member Engineering Staff  in  Moorestown, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Member Engineering Staff in Moorestown, NJ

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

    Pros

    Applies to Moorestown site. Great engineers-both personally and professionally, decent pay although slightly below average (which is common in defense industry), good benefits, flexible work scheduling, most engineers guaranteed raises every year through ASPEP Association (like a union with no forced dues). Has doctor/medical staff on site.

    Cons

    Applies to Moorestown site. Management slow to innovate on some projects. Only allowed to choose company health "insurance", which is not good for families. Too many layers of management, which makes growth opportunities difficult. Layoffs do not properly affect "soft spots", teams are hit rather than individually selecting low-performing engineers from all departments. Performance rating is determined by forcing all engineers into a bell-curve ranking, with a fixed amount of above average ratings allowed-this allows politics to affect the rating system. Some non-engineers can receive an average rating (3 out or 5), yet get no raise. Association is very weak when dealing with company management for periodic contract renewal. Some managers are much less flexible with work schedules than others, even compared with other managers in the same department..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See Cons. Don't make the rating dependent on the ranking-if a manager thinks an employee deserves an above average rating, that employee shouldn't be forced into an average rating to satisfy the bell curve. Allow for more innovation, and more introduction of new technologies to old products. Allow for more employee movement amongst the various products/projects so that more employees can learn the new technologies.

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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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