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Mega size company with typical problems for big bureaucracy.

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Current Employee - Systems Engineer Senior Staff
Current Employee - Systems Engineer Senior Staff

I have been working at Lockheed Martin

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Gain experience working on government contracts and large programs.

Cons

It's so large and set in is ways. Not a lot of opportunities for someone attempting to grow their career quickly.

Advice to Management

Communications isn't just a two-way street when it comes to the information passed up & down. Remember: "Trust, but verify".

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    Lockheed Martin provides you with the right tools, and it's up to you how to use them.

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a great deal of room for advancement, but you really have to make the most of it given the tools and resources given to you. Management is great and the assignments are great. Working in a large organization is great because there is funding available for training and for traveling for meetings or conferences. There are rotation programs where you can try out different positions within the company for 6 months to a year. It's a nice way to get out there and find your nitch. Once you've found a place that's right for you, the opportunities are limitless.

    Cons

    If you like the defense industry, then this is the place for you. If you are not into defense, but like space-related projects (like satellites and Research and Development work) then this place is also for you. If you don't like any of these things, you may not enjoy working for LM. Some of the downsides is that, like any normal business in this industry, there are a lot of old ways of doing things... so if it's not broke, don't fix it. This is very typical of LM at times. It's only when there is R&D work that new technology comes out to replace the old. Working for a large corporation could also have its downsides. Yes, there is a great deal of growth opportunity, but that just means you have to work that much harder to get yourself noticed. You also have to be careful with office politics. Not to mention, the work that you do is very much government oriented so it also sometimes means that things are really slow and then really fast. Sometimes programs could be cut just out of the blue. So, it's a tough industry but it is definately fun if you're into the hi-tech stuff.

    Advice to Management

    I would tell senior management to listem more to the younger folks in their group because they could bring in some new and fresh ideas that could possibly bring an improvement to the group.


  2. I loved working at Lockheed Martin.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Lockheed Martin

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Great job security (as long as defense spending is up)

    Cons

    The nature of the defense industry is that you don't know who else is working on similar projects so the potential for technical collaboration across projects is greatly diminished.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more on R&D and thinking outside the box instead of just concentrating on fulfilling contracts.


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