Lockheed Martin
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www.lockheedmartin.com Bethesda, MD 5000+ Employees

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Lots of work with little recognition and highly competitive

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Eagan, MN

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

ProsIn spite of a very negative working environment in the Eagan, MN location, there were some positive aspects:

* Diverse assignment options in some positions
* Great career experience opportunities if planning to move to another company
* Adequate compensation package
* Excellent relocation opportunities if desired
* 9/80 work week (alternating Fridays off; 9hr work day, 8hr on working Friday)

ConsThe announcement of the facility closure in March 2013 left a pretty sour taste in the employees' mouths, but it might have actually been an improvement over the attitude of employees leading up to the closure announcement since people naturally seemed less concerned with performance. The facility closure was very poorly managed a did not do enough to help employees to find a new role within or outside of the company. The stay-on package was not equitable. Both the pre-announcement and the post-announcement periods had a number of issues:

* Very competitive and untrusting work environment
* Little recognition of extra effort
* Exclusive, cliquish culture
* Generally non-competitive compensation structure
* Advancement to leadership positions clearly linked to age rather than abilities / accomplishments
* Merit-based pay increase and performance review process is laughable
* Extreme office politics, among and especially within business areas
* Very poor senior management

Advice to Senior ManagementReward performance. Promote from within and based upon performance and loyalty, rather than personal relationships. Create a more friendly and trusting work environment. Recognize the need for work-life balance. Place a higher value on innovation and novelty in technology and process management. Do not discriminate based upon age. Get in touch with the needs and expectations of the 'new' workforce that will replace the soon-to-retire employee base. Scrap the LDP program; it is expensive, promotes attrition (among participants and non-participants) and ultimately yields little benefit vs the financial commitment of the company. Abandon the so-called "one MS2" concept. There is too much history and animosity among the site employees, especially the "old timers".

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Alameda, CA

I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: Job security as long as the gov contracts hold up Cons: Internal and external rules, way too much management and not… Advice to Senior Management: Be more flexible, allow different IT standards for different departmens No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Sunnyvale, CA

I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time for more than a year


Pros: This is a old boy company where they like the old way of doing things, but on the… Cons: Too much politics especially where the government get their hands… Advice to Senior Management: Need to listen to your surbordinates in order to retain… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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