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"Giant Bureaucracy where things move slowly and projects are not efficient"

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Former Employee - Systems Integration/Test Engineer in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Systems Integration/Test Engineer in Houston, TX
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

This review is for Lockheed Space Systems Company - I worked there for 3 years out of college

A variety of benefits
*Strong benefit package
*Pay is comparable with the aerospace industry
*Great time off - 9/80 schedule
*Has some of the best contracts in the industry

Cons

The huge downside is the bureaucracy. They sent me and all of the other 40 or so new hires to Houston, TX...when the entire management team was in Denver. As a college hire, my manager, lead, and the rest of the team (except for a few other new hires) were all in Denver. Needless to say, this meant that my development and my opportunities were hindered.

The bureaucracy that allowed such a set-up to occur showed itself in other ways. Work was done slowly and projects were consistently behind schedule. It seemed that for every person doing real work, there were about 3 people just sitting around. This made it hard to get real work that develops skills and it made promotions and development opportunities hard to come by. I definitely don't recommend Lockheed.

Advice to Management

Keep your teams small so that they can stay lean and efficient.

Other Employee Reviews for Lockheed Martin

  1. "Great place to start working"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Advancement in first few years is available.

    Cons

    If you don't ask you won't receive.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Depending on your manager it can be a VERY unpleasant experience"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Orlando, FL

    Pros

    Good benefits and health plan.

    Cons

    no work life balance
    taking time off negatively effects your performance review

    Advice to Management

    Be open to change and new technologies.

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