Lockheed Martin

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Mismanaged

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

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

Pros

Very flexible schedule if you are in the right group

Cons

Very few opportunities for promotion
Performance ratings are too formulaic and if your manager won't fight for you, you're screwed
Large corporation with their priorities in the wrong order

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop hiring engineers for non engineering positions (QA, CM, management). This practice is bad for the engineers who are bored out of their mind with non-technical problems, is bad for the company who is forced to pay engineer salaries to paper-pushers, and is bad for morale since most engineers don't believe in people skills so they make horrible managers.
Concentrate on building a strong technical talent pool, award and keep your top contributors, and try to follow the spirit of all the processes and propaganda you push on your people instead of just following the letter.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great work-life balance, but might not be the best place for younger workers

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

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

    Pros

    Interesting and important projects - you get to build stuff that really matters.
    Great work-life balance. The vast majority of work weeks have been 40 hour weeks. Salaried employees are eligible for OT pay in most cases.
    Fair pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Growth opportunities are sketchy, and seem to be more about who you know, and being in the right place at the right time. Promotions have become almost nonexistent for the last couple of years. This is part of a company acknowledged effort to cut costs.
    Very bureaucratic. Extremely hard to make positive changes on any of the large programs.
    Lack of communication and knowledge sharing between teams.
    None of the fun benefits you'd expect as an engineer in Silicon Valley. If you're young, single, and fresh out of college, there are probably better places to start your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's a lot of concern about what's going to happen to the Sunnyvale campus, the direction you're taking it should be made clear to everyone. You also need to work harder to make this a more desirable place to work for younger employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Not impressed - lack of leadership and quality.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Aircraft Maintenance in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Aircraft Maintenance in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lockheed Martin is the top defense contractor to work for in the country and they look good on a resume. Talented workforce with lots of great people and plenty of opportunities in many different fields. Overall it's exciting work.

    Cons

    Benefits are mediocre, compensation is average, and no useful performance evaluation system. Disengaged top level management and the workforce is micromanaged by lower level management. Management, HR and Ethics departments all need to take a class on quality. I would expect more from the largest government contractor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more evolved, know your workforce and respond to your emails.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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