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Great way to get your foot in the door.

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

I have been working at Lockheed Martin

Pros

You get to work with some of the brightest minds in the aerospace industry, with projects that affect the lives of people. There are a wide variety of projects to choose from, so there is always something to fit your interest. The compensation is adequate and scheduling is flexible. There are a few options to your workweek schedule, with most choosing to do the 9/80 schedule. I like the flexibility of scheduling vacations whenever you choose and scheduling your work week to fit whatever you have going on at that time. There is a dedicated Light Rail station, shuttles, and bikes to allow for easy transportation within the plant.

Cons

Sometimes there are no established procedures for getting things done, and most often relies on improvising the procedures. For an entry level engineer, it can be difficult to acclamate to this industry, which is more often ran under the control of older and more experienced engineers. It is sometimes difficult to break that ice between the older and younger engineer. There is not enough emphasis on career development and assistance in trying to obtain a Masters degree. It should be easier to have the employee control his or her career development, whether through a job transfer or getting additional certifications.

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I would provide a regular assessment of employee satisfaction, whether through a survey or a personal interview. Create an inclusive environment where the employee can feel comfortable expressing concerns. Provide a more dynamic website to allow employees to search for internal job availabilities.

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    Great first (or last) employer!

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Lockheed is an excellent employer for entry-level engineers. Their overall compensation and benefits package is fair, but where they really excel is in providing training opportunities for those who are interested. If you take advantage of them, Lockheed's leadership development programs, technical training classes, and tuition reimbursement benefit can be invaluable for professional growth. Obviously, they have a vast amount of geographically and functionally diverse job assignments if you are seeking variety. In general, Lockheed has a very flexible work environment and will try to promote a positive work-life balance.

    Cons

    As with most large corporations, salary bands and job levels are strictly managed by HR. For those who came in at a low salary, or who gained significant experience during employment, this process effectively keeps you at a below market salary. Exceptions can be made for certain employees; whether they are rewarded for being the the most outstanding or most well connected is debatable. As an entry level employee, if you've outgrown your salary, your best bet for getting a raise is to speak up. If that doesn't work, leave (for a much higher salary) and come back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, but try to trim the fat from that overhead budget so you can pay your junior employees a little better!

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    Great opportunties

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager Manager  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Program Manager Manager in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Great place to start a career. They are really promoting diversity hiring. They also allow a lot of positions to be virtual if the customer approves.

    Cons

    mid level employee salaries are stagnant You have to leave the company and come back for a better salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    raise salaries for mid level staff

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