Lockheed Martin

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Great place to Work

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Washington, DC

Pros

Benifits and Large Company, makes Lockheed Martin a secure place to work.

Cons

Many reorganizations. Leadership is constantly changing.

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None

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  1.  

    A good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    The San Diego site is unlike most in that employees have their own offices rather than cubicles, and many have window offices. There is a good blend of interesting and challenging projects mixed with more routine programs that pay the bills. Company supports flex time and 9-80 work week which is nice. Promotions for entry to mid-level enginners are readily attainable for solid performers. Technical competence of enginners at the site is well above average and most are genuinely interested in their work. Salaries are good.

    Cons

    Corporate medical benefits have gone downhill as with many sectors. New LM health plan is less than ideal with employees picking up a lot more of the costs. IRAD funds are hard to come by and favor improving near term business results vs. long term advanced research goals. IT support is understaffed and struggles to keep up with day to day requests. IT services frequently block useful content and spyware/security/scanning apps and practices render developer machines sluggish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower individual sites by providing better training budgets, more direction over local IRAD.
    Consider outsourcing IT services or have them report directly to local engineering.
    Provide more pay for incentive funds so engineers can be rewarded more readily for good performance, and make funds available throughout the year.

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    Good at the working level, but senior management is hindrance rather than a help

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

    Pros

    Strong ethical and professional atmosphere
    Interesting applications of technology - not cutting edge, but focused on what works
    Bright senior contributors with open door access
    Reasonable salary
    Appear to want to preserve defined benefit plan, even if now closed to new hires
    Technical progression ladder is still reasonably intact

    Cons

    HR is rigid and wants cookie cutter employees - conformist is fine even if not particularly productive
    Senior management are not crisp decision makers - consensus approach is very expensive, with lots of non-productive roles.
    Performance management, while consistent, is formula-driven and forces one to "play the game" to get good reviews, rather than recognizing good productive performance independently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut out layers of upper management which just pass the buck up to the next level, rather than dealing with the problems locally.
    Balance the rewards - recognise (financially as well as verbally) the people who execute and deliver the product, not just those that win the bid.

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