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Lots of work with little recognition and highly competitive

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Eagan, MN
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN

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

Pros

In 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)

Cons

The 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 ManagementAdvice

Reward 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".

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Alameda, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in 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 enough workers

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    Be more flexible, allow different IT standards for different departmens

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    Great company, good people.

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    Former Employee - Technician  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Technician in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, good diversity through out the company..

    Cons

    Not too many.. However the work can become quit stagnate..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If your house smells like crap and you clean your whole house and kick everyone out, but it still smells like crap. Its time for you to take a shower...

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