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"Lockheed is not the best place to work."

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Aurora, CO
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Aurora, CO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

It is fulfilling to contribute to the defense of the United States. You may have access to technologies and projects that just don't exist in the private sector. Usually there is a good emphasis on work life balance. It is a huge company that has a lot of interesting projects. Lockheed makes missiles, satellites, ships, and the best military jets in the world. The benefits are above average. In general the people you work with are very patriotic and nice. There is a sense of pride in working for Lockheed Martin and you generally won't be ashamed you work for them.

Cons

You will see firsthand how much waste, inefficiency, and fanboy jingoism exists in the defense industry In the non-defense sector Lockheed would be eaten for lunch. Too bloated, too full of itself.

Advice to Management

Stop feeling that you are superior because you work for Lockheed. In the non-defense sector Lockheed would be eaten for lunch. Too bloated, too full of itself.

Other Employee Reviews for Lockheed Martin

  1. "great company. not perfect, but what company is?"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Recommends

    Pros

    gain skills that are respected in just about every industry

    Cons

    hierarchical, rand and file approach to almost everything. this can get in the way of flexibility, creativity, and overall progress.

    Advice to Management

    listen to the people you hire. sometimes, we know what we're talking about, too!


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    "Good opportunities, but hard to get hired"

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    Former Employee - Proposal Editor in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Proposal Editor in Orlando, FL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lockheed is a large company. You meet a lot of interesting people, the work always varies, and it's hard to get bored.

    Cons

    As a subcontractor, it is hard to get hired full time, despite the fact you are told management would like to hire you. Lots of overtime sometimes, and you also get let go if there isn't enough work to do. They will bring you back if they like you, however. Also if you are a subcontractor, you don't receive any of the benefits, and sometimes people treat you differently. There are also a lot of politics in the office and different departments.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your subcontractors like real employees, and be honest with them about the working situation.

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