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"Future of Space Systems Business Unit is unclear"

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Started out with solid benefits, competitive pay, chance to take on exciting/challenging problems (no shortage of ownership/responsibilities for those looking to excel).

Cons

Highly influenced by government politics with diminishing customer diversity. Though current Corporate/Space Systems executive leadership have 100+ collective years of experience at LM, they seem ill-prepared to navigate changing financial, political, and technical environment (ex. Commercial Ventures effort seems like a feeble attempt to breathe new life into the business). Simply put, LM Space Systems has fallen out of favor. What is particularly frustrating is the lack of transparency between executive leadership and workforce.

Advice to Management

Invest $$$ in R&D to keep company afloat. Commercial Ventures IR&Ds are too little/too late. Figure out clear roles responsibilities among 3 major Space Systems Facilities and communicate that "down". For that matter - ditch the dead weight and pyramid shaped hierarchy; see NetApp for examples on culture, communication, & and structure.

Other Employee Reviews for Lockheed Martin

  1. "Best experience of my career"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Eagan, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very demanding work environment with as many challenges as one can handle. Able to coordinate efforts between engineering, marketing, business development, procurement, legal, operations, etc. I knew exactly who I was working for and their mission. Being able to coordinate that with the organization has been a unmatched experience.

    Cons

    No complaints here. Work environment was very rewarding.

    Advice to Management

    Work was very rewarding when I was there in 2007.


  2. "Been worked as structural analysis"

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    Former Employee - Structural Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Structural Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well balance work-life with flexible schedule and 9/80 workweek system.

    Cons

    Manpower source is not stable due to the depending on government annual budget!

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