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"This is a very professional organization focused on protecting America, being innovative while promoting ethical values."

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Current Employee - Project Manager in Reston, VA
Current Employee - Project Manager in Reston, VA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Innovative, trust, dedication to war-fighter / nation, ability to weather a bearish market and internal training / educational support.

Cons

Being a large company full of quality personnel upward mobility during a bearish economy is slower than normal.

Advice to Management

Avoid the perspection of greed and lack of awareness ... e.g. the CEO bonuses are a bit extreme during a bearish market. This does not bode well with the perspection of the work force as folks are laid off and jobs become more scarse.

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    "Very Poor"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Bethesda, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and overall good internal customers to work with. Good mission work.

    Cons

    Poor Internal Operational leadership. If one is working in a non-billable position within the company, it's about control and not about doing the right thing by your internal customer and what's right for the business. Way too much cat fighting and napoleon complexes. Lot's of bullying tactics in the workplace. No inclusion, collaboration, team playing and transparency. It's about ONLY the bottom-line and not about the people as the benefits would make one think. Leadership can be less than willing to allow one to take time off when needed.

    Not a strong resource in place to help one find work when contract comes to an end. The employee is on their own.

    Difficult to navigate through the company. Too many road blocks.

    Advice to Management

    Check your egos at the door and start treating people like human beings with professionalism. Start valuing your staff. Do more of "doing the right thing" vs. control your internal client and less slavery treatment of staff. If this can be accomplished, your internal customer will look to you more like an expert in your field vs. a hindrance full of a lot of hot air. Plus, your staff will start respecting and trusting you.


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    "One of the worst experience of my 20+ year defense career!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Pay is average-good (not great) for similar jobs!

    Cons

    Lockheed is very top heavy, and too many layers of incompetent & redundant management. HR is basically an arm of the management and does not really care if the employee is being done harm. HR does not represent the employees, only the management. Can not get an honest and straight forward answer or support from management on most "real"issues. Layoffs are common and there is a general fear among most employees (unless you are a part of the selected
    inner-click) about lack of job security. The annual performance appraisals are very subjective with the employees having very little meaningful recourse to challenge an unfair assessment. Performance Analysis have company and management agenda as a driver that always trumps a fair and objective employee assesment; same goes with tiny annual salary increases, if you are lucky to get one in the first place. Most of the jobs require high security clearance, but trying to get specific answers from the company security office is a very frustrating & the norm is the individual never gets a clear answer about their security investigation.

    Lockheed like many other similar size companies like to hire from pet schools (with a small number from non-pet schools which is really a smoke screen to hide the biasness in their company wide hiring process), and generally those few from pet schools are given opportunity for the management path & entry into ELDP programs. A lot of Electrical, Civil and Mechaical/Aerospace engineers are hired but then many are pushed to do stuff completely unrelated with their educational background for prolonged periods of time, causing them to loose critical technical skills learnt in college;

    A huge company but many layers of highly paid but redundant management can be cut to make it more streamline and agile; unfortunately the non-management employees are cut first. Finally, the "broadly understood meaning and concept of Diversity" is completely altered in this company to maintain the status-quo; Lockheed brags about Diversity in its advertisements but the truth is most (~ 90%) of the middle and upper management & leadership is either white men and white women; but very little percentage of African Americans, Asians and Hispanics are represented in the middle and top leadership of the company. There is a systemic effort to continue with the status-quo behind the drum beating of diversity. Sadly, these problems are alive in most business areas of Lockheed Martin and not just in the IS&GS business area that I work in.

    Advice to Management

    More representation of Non-whites in the middle and top brass of the company. Cut redundant layers of management; more honest communication with employees; improve hiring process and hire more of non-pet schools; and make performance assessment truly objective and fair;

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