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"Not the same company it once was."

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Former Employee - Program Manager
Former Employee - Program Manager
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Very diversified company with opportunities to compete for positions of you interests throughout the entire corporation.

Cons

Respect for the individual has gone out the window with the new push for higher profits and shareholder value. Employees are under continuous risk of layoff.

Advice to Management

Tone back the continuous layoffs and make the employees feel more valued and secure.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Contractor's perspective - Great company!"

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    Current Contractor - Mechanical Design Engineer - Contract in Dallas, TX
    Current Contractor - Mechanical Design Engineer - Contract in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I've worked at BAE and General Dynamics, among others and I've learned and accomplished the most working at Lockheed in Dallas. Great company, great culture, and most directs are willing to help whenever questions arise. As with anything in life, you get out what you put in. If you want to learn from some brilliant minds and discuss ideas and expand your knowledge, you want to work here.

    Cons

    As a contractor, you can get stuck working boring assignments that nobody wants to do, but that's the nature of the beast. When they hand you another stack of redlines or drawing changes, just take a deep breath and know if you do them well, they will notice and maybe give you additional responsibilities if you're interested. I have designed some things contractors normally would never get to do. All while getting paid 1.5x for OT, so work hard and be rewarded!

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of DCR, the contract house that you use exclusively. They're beyond terrible. Ask any contractor that works for them. Also, get rid of the 1 year rule for contractors. It discourages continuity within the programs and makes it difficult on the contractor AND the directs who have to train and get another contractor up to speed which decreases output and hurts the bottom line.


  2. "Meh..."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering Staff in Moorestown, NJ
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Staff in Moorestown, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Depends on assigned project but usually flexible hours. Decent compensation. Good job security. Pretty good tuition reimbursement plan. Work isn't overly stressful, great if you want to coast. Paid overtime available for many projects.

    Cons

    Not much dynamism. Job and atmosphere can be very boring. There is little incentive to work hard as raises and promotions usually just given based on tenure. Most people, including management, are just going through the motions. A lot of bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of unnecessary layers of management. Give people incentive to work hard and give raises based on merit. Find ways to become more productive rather than just cut people to save money. Give young people reason to stay.

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