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"Good company lacking qualified management"

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Current Employee - Security Representative in Edwards AFB, CA
Current Employee - Security Representative in Edwards AFB, CA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Benefits have been great but are slowly phasing out

Cons

It may be the undesirable location but the Palmdale and Edwards locations are seriously lacking in qualified management. The annual performance assessment has changed its method of evaluating employees to where we are measured in groups according to our job level. So throw yourself into a pot of 200 people and someone who doesn't work at your location will determine if you have met your commitments and you earn points. No matter how hard you work, as long as your commitments are satisfied on paper you will be recorded as Average. There is very little incentive or possibility of advancement. Annual raises have shrunk. The whole process is flawed making your chance for advancement a rare occasion, you're just a number now.

Advice to Management

Re-think the assessment process. Overachievers lose their focus when they are viewed as average on paper and only get minimal raises. Nobody wins. Managers and Senior Mgrs. L5 & L6 should be evaluated more strictly. How well they know their employees and grasp the whole picture of their organization should be evaluated. Discontinue the requirement for ALL leaders to attend your long term management courses...they aren't effective. Leaders should be required to spend 4 + years in college, or have many years experience leading successfully or they shouldn't be in lead positions. Most people can't lead or manage and that is the truth.

Other Employee Reviews for Lockheed Martin

  1. "Working at Lockheed Martin was a tremendous educational experience."

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Littleton, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Littleton, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best reasons to work here are the salary and the work week schedule with every other Friday off.

    Cons

    The atmosphere can be biting.

    Advice to Management

    Work more with the folks.


  2. "wonderful!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Company have good befits and encourage employees to enrich themselves.

    Cons

    Can be long hours of work as a software tester but it feeled good being a part of a great team of folks

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