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"Solid engineering teams with experience"

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Former Intern - Electrical Engineer in Newtown, PA
Former Intern - Electrical Engineer in Newtown, PA
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Lockheed Martin as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Truly high quality work produced, generous benefits, can transfer between divisions easily, lots of skill and integrity, large intern program

Cons

Long hours, low starting salary offers, engineers too busy to teach interns

Other Employee Reviews for Lockheed Martin

  1. Helpful (5)

    "What you'd expect from a large company that's stuck in its ways"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Engineer in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time

    Pros

    9/80 schedule, flexible hours, casual environment

    Cons

    The caliber of the employees is somewhat disappointing. Yes, there are some very smart people who work here, but easily as many who aren't worth their paycheck. It seems nearly impossible to get fired for poor performance, which I consider a very serious negative. When the dead weight is laid off from one program, another program picks it up. Operating this way, programs often overrun cost and schedule. Then the company expects its employees to work overtime -- often unpaid -- to make up for its mistakes.

    Lockheed Martin claims to pay for performance, but high performance and high pay are not correlated. Working there as a high performer, you get the distinct impression of being taken advantage of. For example, working well above your pay grade and taking on additional responsibility aren't reasons to be promoted at Lockheed Martin. Quite the opposite -- if you're already doing the work they need for a lower salary than you deserve, they chalk it up to cost savings. The only way to get ahead in this company is to hop programs or to be the pet of someone in upper management.

    At this company, there is the old school mentality that the more hours an employee spends in his/her cubicle, the more valuable that employee is. (If only they went old-er school and gave some thought to why a reasonable length work week was standardized way back when.) Never mind the lost productivity that results from continuously working significantly more than 40 hours per week; never mind the mistakes that are made by the overworked employees; never mind the detrimental impacts to employee health and subsequent impact on all our health insurance premiums; etc.

    Middle management is a real weakness. No one seems to see the flawed logic in taking the best engineer in a group and making them the manager. "You've done such an excellent job in your technical position that we're going to remove you from that role and have you do something that requires an entirely different skill set (which you probably lack)!" Brilliant.

    You get the point.

    Advice to Management

    You need to evolve. You preach about affordability yet refuse to think outside the box. Consider treating your people like people and what that might ultimately do for your bottom line.


  2. "Continue the job search after you technically hav a job already"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    If you have the patience to wait for procurements and such, you have access to some of the best in technology development and substantial resources.

    Cons

    In California, because the cost of real estate and employee salaries tends to be the highest in the country, we are often the last to receive contracts and also the first to be cut.

    Advice to Management

    Well rounded employees are key in the current state of government funding cuts. The broader skill sets employees have, the greater likelihood they can continue to find new projects.

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