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Software engineer with mixed feelings about Lockheed Martin

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Current Employee - Software Engineer Staff  in  Gaithersburg, MD
Current Employee - Software Engineer Staff in Gaithersburg, MD

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

Pros

Good work and life balance.
Multiple locations in DC metro area.
Flexible working hours, including telecommuting.
Pension, though no longer available to new hires.

Cons

No paid overtime in most cases.
Less emphasis on internal software development.
Limited budgets for career development, training courses.
Career growth in technical domain limited, very few level 5 and above positions.
Benefit costs are high.
Salaries not as competitive.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Lockheed Martin

  1.  

    Lots of reviews but few ever have the guts to leave. I did. And I'm VERY glad I did.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    Good training budget with CERTAIN projects, opportunities that do not exist elsewhere to work with DoD projects, nice networking, decent education benefits.

    Cons

    Outdated technology, the DoD "crawl" where projects that could take a week take six, contracting benefits, contracting opportunities, salary freezes, major issues with DoD contracts right now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start moving out of the way to allow those who "do" to perform the miracles that they were hired to do. Motivate and mentor and start becoming a heat shield so that your team can thrive.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work experience outside LM did not count for much making it difficult to progress in my career

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    The employees at LM are very talented and dedicated to meeting customer needs. LM also has very good compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    LM has a very hierarchical management structure that does not empower employees and take advantage of their talent. I also found managers to be more focused on managing up rather than taking care of their people. The company is too focused on technical skills and not enough on program/project management skills resulting in customer dissatisfaction with cost and schedule performance of programs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage more with employees and empower them in decision-making

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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