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"Good work life balance, security annoyances, stuck in the past"

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

As a software engineer, I rarely worked more than 40 hours per week. (can't say the same for all engineers, however; the test engineers often worked swing shifts and extra hours).

The slower pace gave me the time to develop as a software engineer, while at work and outside of work.

Cons

Using software technologies that were 10-15 years old.
Inconsistent capabilities between engineers. Some aren't very good.
Feels really bureaucratic.
Lots of annoyances that come with being in a high security environment: my building had no windows (not necessarily the case everywhere, though), no cell phones, firewall prevented access to e-mail sites like gmail and streaming sites like pandora.

Other Employee Reviews for Lockheed Martin

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Average"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Eng in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Eng in Sunnyvale, CA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lockheed Martin offers an ethical environment to work in and their salaries are above average for the California bay area.

    Cons

    Business area in the california bay area is contracting and there doesn't seem to be a plan to reverse this trend.

    Advice to Management

    Too top heavy and this decreases our competitiveness


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Flexibility and Work/Life Balance unparalleled"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of freedom and trust, and plenty of flexibility in my work schedule.

    Cons

    Once locked in at your starting salary, the annual pay increases aren't very substantial. It takes a lot of time to be properly rewarded financially for your work.

    Advice to Management

    I can appreciate the rigid structure for salary increases and promotions, but I think it needs to be more elastic to allow its employees to be fairly rewarded for good work.

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