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"Some good, lots of bad."

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Current Employee - Technical Writer in Manassas, VA
Current Employee - Technical Writer in Manassas, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Good for getting experience under ones belt. Lots of good co-workers, and good time off benefits.

Cons

Lots of problems in management structure. It is akin to the movie office space, i.e. if one makes a simple mistake about 8 different managers tell you about it. Then they document the mistake and hold it against you during review time. An example of this is, once I made a 80 page report, and there were two typos. Those typos were brought up during performance discussions, as an example of lack of consistency and poor work ethic.

There is also low pay increases, and management picks those who are going to get higher performance raises early in the year regardless of performance.

Another downside is the health care, it does not cover many procedures and medications. It did not even cover penicillin (good thing its retail price is cheap).

Advice to Management

Time for a complete top/down review. Many managers are poor leaders, and routinely take credit for their underlings work. This company I feel is getting to critical mass, and lots of good talent are leaving in droves. P.S. Stop your managers from telling employees who they need to vote for to retain their jobs.

Other Employee Reviews for Lockheed Martin

  1. "Company culture"

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    Former Employee - Proposal Analyst in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Proposal Analyst in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Produces an amazing product for the Dept of Defense. Highly driven by engineering and technology. The company provides ongoing training opportunities for the employees.

    Cons

    Much of the management is ex-military with long tenure with the company, they tend to be rigid with "in the box" mentality. If you are creative and innovative, it's hard to sell your ideas or introduce a new approach to things.


  2. "It is what it is..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and challenging work.

    Cons

    Upper management might have gutted capability/discriminators in search of lowering rates. Now we have issues winning in this economy

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