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"I put things into space"

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Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

* You get to work on really cool projects that make an impact to our nation's defense (i.e. military systems and fighter jets), science (i.e. weather satellites), and consumers (i.e. GPS satellites).
* Lots of different opportunities to find your niche.
* Plenty of affinity groups that you can join and executive leadership are very active in them.
* They actively promote mentoring.
* They promote cultural diversity and ethics.

Cons

* Very conservative culture. You won't find beer bashes or decorative office areas like at Google or Apple.
* The promotion process is not very good.

Advice to Management

Be sure to recognize (read: promote) the young engineers that are doing work above their salary grade before they leave. Those are the ones you need to try and retain.

Other Employee Reviews for Lockheed Martin

  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Missle Tech in Troy, AL
    Current Employee - Missle Tech in Troy, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Every other Friday off, great benefits and pay, great work enviroment

    Cons

    none that i found so far

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


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    "Great people, poor leadership"

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Systems Engineer in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Systems Engineer in Syracuse, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people who work here are really great. Despite the constant pressure, teams get very cohesive and fun to work on. The health benefits are very good, but can get a little expensive. The flexible work schedule is nice.

    Cons

    Antiquated performance management system. Most employees work long hours to accomplish goals, but very few are recognized or rewarded. Functional management is spread very thin and is expected to primarily work on programs. Therefore, employee evaluations, training and career goals suffer. Upper management does not have a clue of the quantity and quality of work the majority of their teams perform.

    Advice to Management

    Have executive management do an episode of "Undercover Boss" to see how well the people doing the work really perform and at the same time how they are largely ignored by upper management. Yes, there are some good people in upper management, but there are way too many that are just looking for their next promotion and will do anything to make their numbers to make themselves look good and point their finger elsewhere when things go wrong.

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