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"Software engineer with mixed feelings about Lockheed Martin"

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Current Employee - Software Engineer Staff in Gaithersburg, MD
Current Employee - Software Engineer Staff in Gaithersburg, MD
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Good work and life balance.
Multiple locations in DC metro area.
Flexible working hours, including telecommuting.
Pension, though no longer available to new hires.

Cons

No paid overtime in most cases.
Less emphasis on internal software development.
Limited budgets for career development, training courses.
Career growth in technical domain limited, very few level 5 and above positions.
Benefit costs are high.
Salaries not as competitive.

Other Employee Reviews for Lockheed Martin

  1. Helpful (2)

    "It's all in who you know at Lockheed"

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    Former Employee - Management in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Management in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are many opportunities for advancement. Pay and benefits are adequate by today’s standards. Having spent double digit years employed there I have seen the good the bad and the ugly.

    Cons

    Nepotism and the good ol’boy system are firmly entrenched at least at the Fort Worth Division. I’m speaking about the salaried employees only. I was salaried while I was there but I could never get it thru my thick skull that to get ahead at Lockheed you can’t waste your time building aircraft. To get ahead you have to work for yourself and network with all the right people. Lockheed will still pay you just like you were contributing to building the product. Fortunately there are enough honest hard working employees that still have good work ethics to build some very fine aircraft.

    Advice to Management

    Patting each other on the back all day is not what builds aircraft.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Arrogant Environment - Very Childish Managment"

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    Former Employee - IT Professional in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - IT Professional in Akron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    PTO, Healthcare, Some Good Coworkers

    Cons

    Poor Management, Unprofessional, Dysfunctional Organization, Micromangement, Arrogance is Rampant at the Akron Ohio Facility (nobodys trying to be somebodys), IT security was poor for a supposedly secure building with simulators, when I was hired - the Lockheed Corporate HR Recruiter in Orlando FLA stated she actually had thought they'd *closed* the Akron Facility years ago - that's how they think of the Akron Facility and its people in Orlando. I was glad when Boeing gave me an offer - it was lower, but the work environment is like night and day.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate needs to do a deck to deck review of the Akron Facility. I realize now it was Lockheed's real Skunkworks ... because it's where they sent people who were problems or non-performers who they couldn't get rid of. Very dismal place for an otherwise proud company that appears prominently in American History.

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