Lockheed Martin

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Decent

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Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Lockheed Martin

Pros

Lots of interesting, very smart people. Interesting work in a large scale scope.

Cons

Too process driven and bogged down.

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    Good until corporate decided to close site.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Eagan, MN

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Good benefits, work schedule (9/80), flex time. Interesting defense work. Most fellow workers good to work with, communicate well. Managers do a decent job of sharing specific expertise across projects. Willing to offer overtime if needed. Willing to fund education for those that want to improve.

    Cons

    Low raises last 5 years, despite good reviews. No training funds for self-improvement during rare periods of idle time between projects. Management bids tended to be overly optimistic on new technology bids. Formal performance reviews are painful, employees asked for more informal feedback, got more frequent formal reviews instead. If you really want to be recognized, work on a project in trouble.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell the managers that a five minute chat every couple months where manager says, "You're doing this well, but you need to work on improving that." would do a lot more for employee that mid-year formal reviews.

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    A Great Place to Grow

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Lockheed is one of those companies that realizes its bottom line is directly related to its greatest asset: the people. Besides offering numerous opportunities/avenues for vertical and lateral movement, they also invest heavily in L&D (Learning & Development). They are extremely diligent in recognizing/rewarding excellent performance. And their commitment to diversity is second to none in my book. The only possible obstacle to professional (and personal) growth at Lockheed Martin is yourself!

    Cons

    As a government contractor, the emphasis of dotting all i's and crossing all t's three times over is a bit overbearing. I had to keep track of my time in no less than FOUR different tools. It got to be a real drag. Also, LM's performance evaluation system is extremely rigorous, time-consuming, and tedious. If strict protocol is not your thing, government contracting may not be for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The performance evaluation process is overly complex and off-putting. I understand the importance of it from a personal and corporate standpoint, but they should think of simplifying/streamlining it somehow.

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