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"Managers, not leaders, at LM. Train yourself at LM."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO

Pros

Very large company offers numerous projects to apply to work on. Health benefits, this year, better than small companies I have worked with in the past. Next year, Lockheed's OneHealth plan will drastically change that if it becomes the only option. Corporate management is very serious about diversity and respecting others.

Cons

Very hard to be promoted if not following a management track. Lip-service ONLY for technical skills and non-management progression. Like so many other places, technical training and certification receives so little funding as to be meaningless (here is $2,000, go train 10 people). Lower and middle management thinks everyone wants to be a manager like them: more political manager than leader.

Advice to Management

Fix the hiring process. Good lord, why can't HR match resumes to open positions? HR only provides a good match by accident: the best employees are found by existing employees, even though HR has the resumes! If HR doesn't match a resume to a position, but the person is found and hired by employee referral, give the LM employee the referral bonus (out of the HR budget). Stop saying there is a non-management career path when promotions require performing management activiites!

Other Employee Reviews for Lockheed Martin

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Lockheed old-timer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Hampton, VA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Hampton, VA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of locations to work. Interesting work. Excellent promotion opportunities for minorities/women.

    Cons

    Old-timers are taken for granted.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people based on ability -- not race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. (Don't deny this happens)


  2. "Decent place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Supports work life balance
    Decent Salary

    Cons

    Career progression seems very long

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training for employees

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