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"Satellite Systems Engineer.. 18 month sting and OUT...."

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Current Employee - Satellite Systems Engineer in Springfield, VA
Current Employee - Satellite Systems Engineer in Springfield, VA
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No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Security Clearance
Great pay out of undergrad (because of shift differential)
Lots of other young/recent grads
Smart people
Advancement opportunities (if you like satellite operations)
NEVER bring work home with you - you'll go to jail if you do!
8 hours per day... and that's it!!
Great hours/benefits

Cons

Shift Schedule - The rotating shift schedule was tough. It's hard for some to stay healthy becuase of the hours, eating habits, etc. And bye bye to half your weekends!

The company is HUGE and obviously pretty silo-ed. If you want to go somewhere else after your 18th month stint it's not like your boss can call his buddy over in a different business unit to help you out.

I thought the work was incredibly boring. Many of my peers LOVED it and wanted to stay in highly technical satellite operations for the rest of the career, never seeing the light of day, traveling, etc. I think I'm almost too much of a mover/shaker for a job like this.

Other Employee Reviews for Lockheed Martin

  1. "Good for people that want to be part of the corporate structure."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Liverpool, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Liverpool, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits. Stability when the economy is good. Some programs have real cutting edge technology. Well known company. Many locations and divisions across the world.

    Cons

    Very large company. Hard to succeed if you don't want to be part of the management track. The defense industry can be unstable depending on the economy.

    Advice to Management

    Be more aware of morale of the employees. Remember that most of the engineers want to be engineers, not management.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Shrinking business in need of a new culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Advisory Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    competitive salary, good bene plans

    Cons

    lack of strategy, significant in-fighting

    Advice to Management

    Time to make wholesale changes at the Director and VP levels

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