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Good Company to Work with

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

I have been working at Lockheed Martin

Pros

No. 1 in the US. Gives a lot of sense of pride. Very aggressive towards getting new business. A lot of lateral movement possibilities.

Cons

Limited Training Opportunities.
A lot of business re-organization very often.
Benefits are not of industry standards and should definitely be improved.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Increase training offerings to employees.
Reduce the number of re-organizations.
Benefits should be improved so that they meet the industry standards.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    positive environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    lockheed is a large corporation so there are opportunities through out the country and they encourage movement from one area to another

    Cons

    lockheed is a government contractor so there tends to be a lot of red tape and policies that may hinder getting things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the manager that i worked for was charismatic and hands off which i appreciated because i could do my work independently.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good place to start, but avoid becoming a lifer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    LM generally has excellent job security, except in times of constrained gov't budgets (such as today). Even then, one's position is not in jeopardy provided they seek out active projects or perform well enough that active projects seek out them.
    Benefits are strong, although LM has been retooling them lately due to cost issues. The newer options are universally regarded as being of poorer quality than the previous system.
    Business practices and processes are well-documented, and usually well-followed. LM does a good job at designing job roles to be trainable and then training employees to perform them.

    Cons

    LM has lost a good deal of its strategic vision, especially when it comes to innovation. It seems a growing percentage of contracts are operations and maintenance as opposed to development. These have the same people doing the same tasks for years, if not decades. Technical stagnation often ensues.
    LM also strives to make jobs performable by ANY employee of the appropriate title, rather than those that are exceptional in some way. This generalization of roles means that LM often can get away with using employees of substandard abilities, which allows them to pay lower salaries overall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management has been worried for some time about an ongoing 'brain drain' as senior employees have begun retiring. Not enough employees were hired to replace them a decade or two ago, so now they are trying to compensate by hiring more young employees. Unfortunately, they are doing a poor job retaining them because there aren't enough opportunities to innovate and be at the forefront of the industry; and the pay simply isn't good enough compared to other employers.

    Disapproves of CEO
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