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"Lockheed is a good company to work for."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Marietta, GA
Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Marietta, GA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Flexible work hours - rarely a day past 5pm, every other Friday off, can work from home
Tons of vacation/float hours that accrue, you do not lose them. Lockheed really does advocate a work/life balance.
For the most part, work is challenging and rewarding
Very smart people work at Lockheed, you will learn a lot.
Hard company to get into, but once in, Lockheed is a company you can stay at your entire career Good recognition if you work hard.
Review system is decent - if you work hard, you will be rewarded.
Good tuition reimbursement system for those that want to pursue a post-grad degree

Cons

Very bureaucratic, very decentralized, very "slow" organization. Not a lot of opportunity for vertical movement in the company. Lots of employees have been at Lockheed 20-30 years in the same position and just want to be left alone to do their job. No focus on training other than compliance training (ethics, sexual harassment). Seperation of duties is taken to the extreme at Lockheed; a lot of time is spent waiting on others to complete tasks so that you can get your job done. Masters degree is required if you want any type of leadership position - no exceptions.

Advice to Management

Put more into employee career development. Some employees have no desire to do the same job for 20-30 years like most at Lockheed. Tweak the culture a bit to advocate more innovation rather than so much focus on positional efficiency.

Other Employee Reviews for Lockheed Martin

  1. "Pages and pages of rules"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Alameda, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Alameda, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job security as long as the gov contracts hold up

    Cons

    Internal and external rules, way too much management and not enough workers

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible, allow different IT standards for different departmens


  2. "Solid company but very political"

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    Former Employee - Aircraft Assembler in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Aircraft Assembler in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits. Low pressure work environment. Good long term contract in hand.

    Cons

    Little respect for individualism. A strong pressure to conform to corporate culture. Too much inertia of rest as it relates to solving even some of the smaller problems.

    Advice to Management

    They are doing fine out there. It is what it is and a lot of people are making a lot of money producing something that they can be very proud of..

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