Lockheed Martin

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Good work life balance, security annoyances, stuck in the past

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

Pros

As a software engineer, I rarely worked more than 40 hours per week. (can't say the same for all engineers, however; the test engineers often worked swing shifts and extra hours).

The slower pace gave me the time to develop as a software engineer, while at work and outside of work.

Cons

Using software technologies that were 10-15 years old.
Inconsistent capabilities between engineers. Some aren't very good.
Feels really bureaucratic.
Lots of annoyances that come with being in a high security environment: my building had no windows (not necessarily the case everywhere, though), no cell phones, firewall prevented access to e-mail sites like gmail and streaming sites like pandora.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Average

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Eng in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Eng in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lockheed Martin offers an ethical environment to work in and their salaries are above average for the California bay area.

    Cons

    Business area in the california bay area is contracting and there doesn't seem to be a plan to reverse this trend.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too top heavy and this decreases our competitiveness

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    "Bloated Government-Funded Corporation"

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

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

    Pros

    - Good Benefits, but shrinking over time
    - Technically competent, Innovative place to work
    - Flexible work environment
    - Challenging projects

    Cons

    - Too many levels of management, second only to government bureaucracy
    - Constant Reorganization, but no real change
    - Loss of talent and experience because not people focused: would rather hire "cheaper" lvl-1 lvl-2 engineers rather than keep competent lvl-3 lvl-4 engineers employed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is not all about the short term bottom-line, need to realign to be people focused. Talent base has dwindled over time. Need strategically competent leaders rather than bean counters that fosters team growth. Strip away levels of management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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