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Great place for grads and mid level engineers

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Large stable company with locations all over the world Interesting work vital to defense and civil applications Opportunity to move to other business units/locations Decent benefits Decent initial salary at all levels (junior, mid level, senior) Management pays attention to what's going on, but doesn't get in the way of doing your job

Cons

Working for a good manager is hit or miss - there are a few good, some bad, most mediocre. You have to learn to manage your manager. I only saw one who was really horrible, Lots of status reports, yet seem to be surprised when bad news happens. LM has an affinity for discarding senior engineers. Poor raises every year - zero to 2% Benefits keep eroding away - no more pension, vacation accrual cuts, insurance rates keep getting more and more expensive

Advice to Management

Let people do what they do best. I witnessed an outstanding engineer move into management where he performed horribly. Stop the culture of making people believe they have to move into management to be sucessful

Other Employee Reviews for Lockheed Martin

  1. Helpful (2)

    Win some, lose some

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Although many managers are old school, I have had incredibly flexible management which didn't get stuck on things that don't matter. Big campus have amenities (gym, Starbucks, clinic). We do really cool work. Good support for HR function, if you will move to DC the opportunities are endless.

    Cons

    You have to relo to crappy locations to keep moving up. LM Commit (a joke), hierarchical, slow to change and those on the bottom are stuck with the tactical work. The medical benefits are expensive!


  2. Helpful (1)

    good people

    Former Employee - Embedded Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Embedded Software Engineer

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working with my co-workers. I would be happy to work with them again. I see that LM is moving towards a more diverse customer base, this should keep it gooding well into the future.

    Cons

    As with all large companies the bureaucracy is a pain. The size of the company can make it difficult to see how you contribute to the bottom line.


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