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"Great company, programs, national & global opportunities. Your career is YOURS to promote."

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Current Employee - Electronics Engineer Senior in Fort Worth, TX
Current Employee - Electronics Engineer Senior in Fort Worth, TX
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Weekly paychecks, paid overtime, flexible schedule, 9/80 work weeks, 3 weeks starting vacation + 12 to 13 paid holidays each year, 401k matching, total health care plan, on campus gym (membership reimbursed), ability to change to any open job after 12 months in current position, state-of-the-art technology & programs, graduate degree reimbursement, diverse new-hires, travel opportunities, earn security clearance, lots of company paid training, alumni gift-matching program, volunteer opportunities in local community, leadership development programs, leadership association, "LMents" social networking group, certified managers programs, employed by core & deployed to programs for job security, research library, "Brooks Center" training and computer resource open 24 hours.

Cons

15,000+ employees at the Fort Worth plant. Being a new employee can feel like being a freshman on a big campus. Very large, multi-year aeronautic programs are hard to comprehend in total. You must read up on all programs to learn what aspects are most appealing in order to move to a position that makes you happy. Career management is in your hands. Your managers will not promote you automatically, you must be your own promoter. HAving a bachelor's degree differentiates you from members of society with 4-year degrees, but at Lockheed Martin degreed employees are a dime a dozen. You will eventually need a graduate degree to move to the upper echelons. CEO Bob Stevens and company VP's and directors are outstanding, but lower-level managers do not appreciate new initiatives such as Full Spectrum Leadership and diversity. They care about their schedules & budgets, which is understandable, but they don't appreciate extra-curricular achievements. They work 40 hours & go home. EVERYONE should see Lockheed Martin as THEIR company.

Advice to Management

Instill people-first mentalities in first & second line managers. People really are the most valuable asset. Turnover is much too high to ignore in this economy. Show new hires the opportunities that exist throughout the company and corporation, don't just pile work on them when they show up. Synergy by most IPTs is achievable, but I have yet to see much of it.

Other Employee Reviews for Lockheed Martin

  1. "Lockheed Martin, a good and fairly secure place to work."

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Goodyear, AZ
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Goodyear, AZ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Secure work, and good, intelligent people.

    Cons

    Promotions almost solely based on time spent there, not ability or achievements.

    Advice to Management

    Enough re-orgs and a lot of management.


  2. "If you can find an interesting project in a small team I think you will do well. If not bail."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are quite a few interesting Jobs @ Lockheed Martin if your lucky enough to stumble up one.

    Cons

    There is a tendancy for people to be piggion holed into one job if they are good at it. In some large programs there is no vision or leadership.A lot of times schedules are made up by some one high and no input or concidereation is made to reality.. and as such the team becomes demoralized... On top of that some of the processes instituted are such a big waste of tax payers money...I understand peer review are important but its a real waste of time to rev a document to REV G just because non technical people don't understand a technical document. I'm sorry you cannot have a highly technical document dumbed down so that a high school drop out can understand. thats not what the intent of the document is.. Its for a technical person to understand a technical document. Why waste all this time and money to rev a document so that Joe the plummer can understand it? Its because its cost plus program and we have a bunch of Joe plummbers inspecting the document.

    Advice to Management

    Please start leading and stop shifting blame down to us... Give us the tools to do our job. Not all tools work for all divisions IE a software procurement system does not work for hardware systems house. You don't use a hammer to write code do you?

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