Lockheed Martin

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Turn your career in to a Job!

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Analyst in Bethesda, MD
Current Employee - Analyst in Bethesda, MD

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

Pros

Flex time, and Vacation time

Cons

Work culture is hostile, retaliation and nepotism run rampant. Job Reqs are frequently opened for, "groomed" candidates i.e. it's a forgone conclusion who will be receiving the promotion. The workforce is flat, there are very many low levels, and very few opportunities to further your career through hard work. The culture is the literal stereotype of who you know, no what you know.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop the silliness of forcing employees to interview for the next promotion to a different area where they may not even be the best qualified candidate and know very little about there new higher position. Promote from within the group. All your doing is fostering resentment of a new higher paid person coming in who beyond there ability to interview well, likely know far less about the area than the workforce you overlooked. I can't recommend anyone I care about work here long term... you've turned it in to a paycheck and taken away the pride of having a career... I literally have a manager telling me that you have no loyalty to us, therefore where is ours in return to you? The bare minimum to keep our employment, you are not fostering any more than that. That's it, that's the word on the street. You can either listen, or argue with beautiful PR words. But at the end of the day, I and many others feel the way I described and we are where the rubber meets the road... not HR.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Going Down Hill FAST

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    The work they do makes a difference in the world
    Good pay right out of school

    Cons

    Limiting work life balance- “we have been too accommodating to employees preferences”-Management
    No promotions available
    All the young people of the company are making a mass exodus because the pay and culture is better elsewhere
    If you want to have a baby beware ---- Your career will stall!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Slow

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

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

    Pros

    Work hours can be flexible.

    Cons

    Having a hard time justifying staying with the company. The pay is drastically lower than what other companies advertise. Some companies pay almost double for fresh out of college graduates with little skill in the field hired for than this company.

    The advancement is slow and you must meet minimums to advance regardless of whether or not you actually qualify for the position. As an Asc Software Engineer, I was performing 1 grade higher after 2 months and 2 grades higher after a year and it took over 2 years to get promoted 1 grade higher.

    Previous military experience did not count towards any determination of pay grade upon hire, even though it directly affected my work ethics and skills, because it was not in the same field.

    LM also seems afraid to upgrade to newer, faster, and more secure software due to the 'it works why change it?' mentality. Due to this the technical skills gained are outdated and some of the products look like they were designed 10 years ago (since they almost were).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company policy needs to change if LM plans to retain experienced employees. I am willing to bet that they are losing more money having to train new hires in outdated technology than if they were to grant the proper pay raises and worked with stuff that is more ahead of the curve like a technology company should be doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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