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ATL:Interesting work, tough place to advance

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Arlington, VA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Arlington, VA

I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

The work is as cutting edge as it gets. As a software engineer, I was exposed to a multitude of technologies that were just taking off. The environment is relatively informal. The hours are extremely flexible. I could just not go to work on a random day of the week and that was ok as long as I sent an email.

Cons

It is nearly impossible to be promoted above a level 3 engineer in the Advanced Technology Lab. The level 4 and 5 employees aren't going anywhere, and there's not enough lower level employees to justify promoting any more 3's. It's purely a function of the lack of breadth in the 230 person organization. Also, unless you are coming in with a PhD from another high paying job, expect to get less than industry standard. People are leaving the company now and getting at least 20-25% pay increases.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Not up to the job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lexington, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, KY

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

    Pros

    Large network of talent and resources, some areas have innovative options and flexibility for employees

    Cons

    Cronyism, cargo cult mentality regarding buzzword business practices, absent leadership as many upper management slots are filled with short termers waiting to retire. Service delivery is decidedly below enterprise class, typically a kludgy solution dropped in place to meet an aggressive deadline with no requirements that quickly becomes a convoluted, unsupportable mess. Unwillingness to take feedback from 'lower grade', overwillingness to throw bodies at a problem with no plan of action. 50 hours a week is not enough, and the expectation is you are available at short notice 24/7. Inscrutable valuation of talent - you may be top in your field but if you don't have a 4 year degree you're held back regardless of contribution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people in the trenches, communication down needs to include strategy and logic, not just commands. Involve the workforce in your strategy to help morale. Evaluate workloads and talent in a broader context to put the right people in the right positions for success. Develop solutions based on performance, stability and supportability, not just deadlines. Pray the government money doesn't dry up because you will not compete in the real world.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Any day could be your last these days.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Syracuse, NY

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time

    Pros

    Several strong products and excellent program leadership. Intelligent engineering.

    Cons

    Although improving the Union membership has a long way to go to get a competitive mindset.
    Manufacturing leadership needs to improve their game.
    Diversity gone bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    On the manufacturing side they need to lead, follow, or get out of the way.
    Overall, pretty unfair the way last year the Directors and VP's got nice cash bridges to retirement, while this year it's just find a job in 30 days if you can for the rest of us. Nice. There is some sharing of the wealth with your most valuable resources! Guess not. Bonuses tied to achieving goals would be beneficial for your motivated employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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