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Good place for an engineering career

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Manager
Current Employee - Senior Manager

I have been working at Lockheed Martin

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

LM is huge. You can find your niche here, whatever it may be (production vs. R&D, technical vs. leadership, etc.), though it may require some active searching on your part. Salaries on average are better at large companies vs. small ones. There is a strong sense of pride in what we do. Building systems and capabilities to find bad guys and protect our fellow countrymen arguably provides a greater sense of purpose than, say, developing the latest iPhone app. Career advancement opportunities are there, provided you find a good manager to support you. The corporate culture being flowed down from the top is grounded in integrity and doing the right thing. Having had the opportunity to see upper management in person, I believe it is genuine. There is increased oversight and restrictions on who gets into management and who stays. In recent years, I have seen two managers removed from leadership. Neither of them looked out for their direct reports well and one of them displayed questionable ethics. I consider it a very good thing that the leadership bar is being raised.

Cons

Nothing LM-specific, just typical large corporation issues (I have worked at several). It can be a challenge finding the right area and group for your interests because there are so many to choose from. On large programs especially, it is easy for dead weight to hang around unnoticed (perhaps some people would consider this a Pro), and it isn't easy getting rid of them. While average salaries may be higher at large companies, it is probably easier for top technical talent to move up quicker in smaller companies.

Advice to Management

This is an awkward section, because I am management myself. My advice would be to make sure you are taking care of your top technical talent as well as your top managerial talent. Top engineers can easily outproduce several average engineers. Paying them a fraction more than their peers is a bargain and shouldn't require an act of Congress.

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  1. Great Company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay an the chance to advance is there. Working as a TEAM is common practice with this company an its great!!

    Cons

    More attention to detail on personal issues would help out alot when something comes up an you need to take time off to do it

    Advice to Management

    Its getting better an the direction we are heading will be MORE better in the future


  2. Helpful (2)

    Lockheed Martin - Going Downhill due to Current Leadership

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Analyst Staff
    Current Employee - Business Development Analyst Staff

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Commitment to Ethics
    Salary
    Opportunities for Exciting / Challenging Assignments
    Ability to Move between Divisions/Departments
    Wide Range of Georgraphic Locations
    Wide Range of Products

    Cons

    Leadership in Electronic Systems Area is totally Lacking
    Old Boys Club and Culture
    Lack of Communication with Employees on Key Issues
    Treats Employees like #s instead of People
    Poor Talent Management
    Lack of Strategic Direction
    Too Much Bureacracy and too Difficult to Suggest New and Different Ways of Doing Things
    Management out of Touch with Reality of Employees

    Advice to Management

    The company needs to be more open to changing the way we do things. Making or suggesting changes is not accepted and we have too much non-value add process and reviews. Managment needs to make decisions instead of managing by consensus. Level of empowerment for employees is very low - for instance is it really value add that a Vice President has to approve all travel in our organization? It is simply ridiculous.


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