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"Large company plus, large company minuses"

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Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
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Pros

Lateral movement within the company is no only easy, but encouraged. However one has to take the initiative in this.

Deep IT infrastructure for every facet of employment from Benefits Enrollment to retirement savings management.

Full or partial tuition reimbursement

Cons

Is very by the book in terms of vertical movement. Hard and fast rules about minimum years of experience for each level of employment.

As a large, very large company, roles and responsibilities can be very compartmentalized with a narrow focus. Changing one's scenery often means changing to another job on another team.

Advice to Management

Reach out even more to younger employees

Other Employee Reviews for Lockheed Martin

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Lockheed Martin: Where Bureaucracy Is King"

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    Current Employee - Senior Aeronautical Engineer in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Aeronautical Engineer in Marietta, GA

    Pros

    Lockheed Martin is a Big Huge Defense Contractor. The upside is, you do get to work on some of the best jets in the world. The pay is okay for the industry, but only in terms of starting salaries. Benefits are average at best. The entire LM corporation is massive, and you have access to literally thousands of jobs in the database--but you have to do the legwork yourself, since HR is worse than useless.

    Cons

    Lockheed Martin is a Big Huge Defense Contractor, and LM has become their customer, namely the federal government. The bureaucracy is literally worse than the Pentagon, and the simplest new activity requires weeks of approval meetings from people who have no idea what your job is, and reams of paperwork to be shuffled away into impenetrable databases. The Security department is mostly populated by idiots, and trust in employees (including those with high security clearances) is nil. Raises are set by computer (despite what HR tells the managers to say every year), and average around 2%. Recognition is minimal unless you're part of the unassailable Diversity cult. Mindless processes abound, and the endless HR-mandated "training" courses would insult the intelligence of a coffee table, as well as being an insult to the integrity of 99.999% of the employees. The most common event in an LM engineer's life is to hear a bean-counter or paper-pusher saying, "You can't do that." The second most common event in an LM engineer's life is to hear a bean-counter or paper-pusher saying, "That's not my job." Upper management is clueless about day-to-day operations, and mostly interested in heading off bad press coverage.

    Advice to Management

    Delete every reference to "Aero Code" on the company servers. Then go after all the multiple redundant processes and boards and forms and databases and the paper-pushers who've built their jobs around them, with a meat axe. You are wasting millions of man-hours in pointless bureaucratic nonsense. It's a wonder anything ever flies.


  2. "Pro-Active people will thrive here"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer Senior in Vienna, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Senior in Vienna, VA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good experience coming straight out of school, plenty of opportunities and chance to further ones education with supported programs

    Cons

    it is a massive corporation and unless you take the necessary steps to promote self-growth you can get lost in the noise

    Advice to Management

    your employees are smarter than you think

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