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Great place for grads and mid level engineers

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    The dusty corner of software development

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Syracuse, NY

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Occasionally working with cutting edge hardware. Autonomy to do the work you need to get done. Travel to unique places

    Cons

    Suffocating process, extremely dated corporate culture. Projects drag on for years. Software is often blamed for cost overruns Most things you work on are extremely old (C / ADA). Most people have a pension and are just trying to not get laid off before they hit their magic years of service. Huge compensation rift between pensioners and non-pensioners.

    Advice to Management

    Hold yourselves accountable for failures. Despite multiple failures the same people continue to climb the ladder


  2. Helpful (2)

    Formerly a formidable company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good environment to work. Professionals at all levels. Benefits are competitive and generally it is a good place to be. Good long term place to be with a decent retirement. Average with the current benefits.

    Cons

    Not competitive. Poorly organized. Not cost effective. Good at huge programs but not flexible enough to compete in the new environment of smaller budgets and shifting requirements.

    Advice to Management

    Make the big changes that you need to compete. What got you here won't get you any further. Major changes need to happen.


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