Lockheed Martin

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Nepotism at its finest

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Program Manager in Moorestown, NJ
Current Employee - Program Manager in Moorestown, NJ

I have been working at Lockheed Martin

Pros

The salaries are phenomenal. It's the only way they get people to stay there, because they are all miserable otherwise.

Cons

Not a very family oriented company. They favor ex-military, and if you work there, you can get your entire family in the door easily. Also, once you're hired your performance doesn't matter because they never fire. Because of that, those who are hard workers suffer. SI&T , Training and Technical Documentation, and Security (IT) are the worst departments.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Feedback will not be taken, as turnover in leadership never happens, and it's so political, no one ever gets fired.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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

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    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Syracuse, NY

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    no room for advancement

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Liverpool, NY
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Liverpool, NY

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    not overworked
    flexible schedule
    interesting products
    good public reputation
    tuition reimbursement program

    Cons

    declining industry (people in the US are tired of spending so much on defense)
    highly secretive annual review system where 70% of employees get the same small raise each year
    few promotions
    overall atmosphere of mediocre / sub-par engineers who just want a paycheck
    management will routinely lie to you
    very high attrition
    medical benefits were replaced by a cheap HMO plan under Aetna.
    no stock purchase program unless you are an exec.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give employees a reason to care about the company and to work hard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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