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"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.

Other Employee Reviews for Lockheed Martin

  1. "Lockheed Martin is a decent company for which to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Embedded Software Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Embedded Software Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lockheed Martin has a better than average benefit package and also has federal holidays as off days. The Fort Worth site also works on a 9/80 schedule so every other Friday is an off day. Salaried personnel are also paid overtime.

    Cons

    Lockheed Martin is a very large corporation and has all the bureaucratic tendencies associated with that.

    Advice to Management

    Better unannounced supervision of lower level management would strengthen the cultural designs of upper management.


  2. "Great Place to Start and Grow a Career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance, supportive management, great benefits, good culture, many opportunities to grow w/in the company and obtain varied experience in multiple domains. Senior management had good mix of business and engineering expertise.

    Cons

    When I worked there, some organizations had too many (unnecessary) levels of management, but I've heard that this has improved over the last few years.

    Advice to Management

    None

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