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"ATL:Interesting work, tough place to advance"

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Arlington, VA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Arlington, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

The work is as cutting edge as it gets. As a software engineer, I was exposed to a multitude of technologies that were just taking off. The environment is relatively informal. The hours are extremely flexible. I could just not go to work on a random day of the week and that was ok as long as I sent an email.

Cons

It is nearly impossible to be promoted above a level 3 engineer in the Advanced Technology Lab. The level 4 and 5 employees aren't going anywhere, and there's not enough lower level employees to justify promoting any more 3's. It's purely a function of the lack of breadth in the 230 person organization. Also, unless you are coming in with a PhD from another high paying job, expect to get less than industry standard. People are leaving the company now and getting at least 20-25% pay increases.

Other Employee Reviews for Lockheed Martin

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Not up to the job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large network of talent and resources, some areas have innovative options and flexibility for employees

    Cons

    Cronyism, cargo cult mentality regarding buzzword business practices, absent leadership as many upper management slots are filled with short termers waiting to retire. Service delivery is decidedly below enterprise class, typically a kludgy solution dropped in place to meet an aggressive deadline with no requirements that quickly becomes a convoluted, unsupportable mess. Unwillingness to take feedback from 'lower grade', overwillingness to throw bodies at a problem with no plan of action. 50 hours a week is not enough, and the expectation is you are available at short notice 24/7. Inscrutable valuation of talent - you may be top in your field but if you don't have a 4 year degree you're held back regardless of contribution.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people in the trenches, communication down needs to include strategy and logic, not just commands. Involve the workforce in your strategy to help morale. Evaluate workloads and talent in a broader context to put the right people in the right positions for success. Develop solutions based on performance, stability and supportability, not just deadlines. Pray the government money doesn't dry up because you will not compete in the real world.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Manufacturing Support Team Member"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Scheduler in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Scheduler in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a old boy company where they like the old way of doing things, but on the other hand love to work with all the smart people. Foster growth, life and work balance is great.

    Cons

    Too much politics especially where the government get their hands in some of the budget planning process.

    Advice to Management

    Need to listen to your surbordinates in order to retain talents.

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