Lockheed Martin

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Lockheed is a good company to work for.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Marietta, GA
Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Marietta, GA

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

Pros

Flexible work hours - rarely a day past 5pm, every other Friday off, can work from home
Tons of vacation/float hours that accrue, you do not lose them. Lockheed really does advocate a work/life balance.
For the most part, work is challenging and rewarding
Very smart people work at Lockheed, you will learn a lot.
Hard company to get into, but once in, Lockheed is a company you can stay at your entire career Good recognition if you work hard.
Review system is decent - if you work hard, you will be rewarded.
Good tuition reimbursement system for those that want to pursue a post-grad degree

Cons

Very bureaucratic, very decentralized, very "slow" organization. Not a lot of opportunity for vertical movement in the company. Lots of employees have been at Lockheed 20-30 years in the same position and just want to be left alone to do their job. No focus on training other than compliance training (ethics, sexual harassment). Seperation of duties is taken to the extreme at Lockheed; a lot of time is spent waiting on others to complete tasks so that you can get your job done. Masters degree is required if you want any type of leadership position - no exceptions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Put more into employee career development. Some employees have no desire to do the same job for 20-30 years like most at Lockheed. Tweak the culture a bit to advocate more innovation rather than so much focus on positional efficiency.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    kiss up and you can stay employed.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer II
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    none, used to be a great company to work for but now, i can't think of any pros of working there.

    Cons

    caught in a downward spiral of quality and the effects of poor management decisions. Other companies more at a faster rate when it comes to newer technologies. To top heavy to be agile or nimble and to slow to make any significant changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top down approach does not work. bottom up works, treat the employees better and you will get a better quality of product. be loyal to employees that are loyal to you. reward those workers who truly deserve to be rewarded and get rid of the good ol' boys network. or fade to oblivion. your choice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Solid company but very political

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Aircraft Assembler in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Aircraft Assembler in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits. Low pressure work environment. Good long term contract in hand.

    Cons

    Little respect for individualism. A strong pressure to conform to corporate culture. Too much inertia of rest as it relates to solving even some of the smaller problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are doing fine out there. It is what it is and a lot of people are making a lot of money producing something that they can be very proud of..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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