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"Great place to work"

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Former Employee - Painter, Assembler, CNC Machinist in Grand Prairie, TX
Former Employee - Painter, Assembler, CNC Machinist in Grand Prairie, TX
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

I was retained by management through two layoffs by being transferred to other jobs. This was due to good performance. This was a union shop and I was low on seniority, so this was a huge deal. Great management.

Cons

There are no performance based incentives because of the union environment. The union is adamant that everyone receive the same raises, regardless of performance. This may be a good for some people...

Other Employee Reviews for Lockheed Martin

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Stable Employment, but little appreciation"

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    Current Employee - Materials Engineer in Littleton, CO
    Current Employee - Materials Engineer in Littleton, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Co-workers were genuinely interested in helping. Good people.

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy. Management had a hard time appreciating true strengths of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your people as individuals, rather than simply "resources" .


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great Engineers, Limited Opportunity in a Rapidly Contracting Industry, Your career is not your own"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Grand Prairie, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Many of the engineers you will have the pleasure of working with are truely top notch
    -You will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects

    Cons

    -Working on a variety of projects means you are failing to develop a core competency in your discipline which makes it difficult to get experience that can be applied elsewhere

    -Lockheed Martin is a Matrix Managed Organization. This means that at any one time you will have 3+ managers. In practice, this means the manager figuring out when you should get promoted or raises will have no real insight to what work you actually do.

    -The "pay for performance" is a joke. Management seems to rotate high and low ratings so everyone advances in pay at about the same rate over the long term, regardless of performance or actual contributions

    Advice to Management

    -Get rid of the slackers! As someone with glowing performance reviews year after year, seeing others who clearly did not deserve getting what they got based on the work they actually did is demoralizing

    -Update your management chain! The younger generation does not respond well to a faceless matrix managed machine

    -Retain your top talent by actively listening to the career goals of your employees. The ones in the trenches typically know what needs to be done and how they can grow themselves to contribute more. Remember, engineers are not baseball cards that can be traded at a whim. Engineers are people with strengths, weaknesses, and aspirations.

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