Lockheed Martin - Good company, but is slow to adapt and make good changes. | Glassdoor
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"Good company, but is slow to adapt and make good changes."

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Benefits were good (not great).
Hours were good depending on the project.
Many good job opportunities within the company especially if you wanted to travel.
To keep costs down, company encourages good health practices.
Good amount of vacation with emphasis to take the vacation for work/life balance.
Company has values most people will agree with.

Cons

Stuck in some of the old ways of doing things. LM is a big company, and it is hard to get meaningful change within the corporation - mostly due to the nature of the type of work that has to be done for their customers.
Leadership keeps changing organization and realigning departments, but it doesn't do anything other than confuse the workers.
Cost of healthcare benefits continue to rise. Raises did not cover the difference in health care costs.
Going through a rough spot and not afraid to let good people go.
Has very interesting work or very plain, grunt work. It is up to the individual to seek out their career path.

Other Employee Reviews for Lockheed Martin

  1. Helpful (2)

    "I really wanted to love this place but policies that promote mediocre work kill it."

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

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are opportunities to work on some awesome missions.
    Work/life balance is great for many positions.
    9/80 work week, get every other Friday off!

    Cons

    Company policies affecting performance reviews, merit increases, promotions, and compensation remove all incentive to excel and try to move up quickly. High performers aren't really differentiated from average performers.
    It takes forever to move up - every coworker, high contributors included, has been promoted years after it was deserved due to HR policies. Your title doesn't reflect your actual level of competency or responsibility.
    Engineering salaries are lower than SF Bay Area averages, and almost no one receives profit sharing.
    Lots of ancient technologies & policies everywhere.
    Multi-disciplinary technical teams often require software engineers to come in at unnecessarily early hours.


  2. "Alright"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

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

    Pros

    People I met there were great. Good internship program

    Cons

    Not too innovative. Felt like I was being micromanaged.

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