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"Great place to learn a lot but difficult to get things done because of bureaucracy."

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Former Employee - Unix Systems Administrator in New Orleans, LA
Former Employee - Unix Systems Administrator in New Orleans, LA
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Pros

Lockheed Martin promotes a very diverse and pleasant work environment and stresses inclusion of all peoples as a core aspect of what makes the company what it is. Lockheed Martin stresses honesty and accountability as well. Most divisions of Lockheed have benefits that exceed those of competitors.

Cons

The level of bureaucracy in working for a major Defense contractor is astounding. There are two sets of hoops to jump through to get anything accomplished, Corporate and then Government and the two policies generally don't overlap often causing tons of red tape to get the mission accomplished. In general I didn't feel that the best candidates were promoted to management. Senior managers seemed to pick and choose people to groom and everyone knew that those individuals were the ones that were going to be promoted to management down the line regardless of their level of leadership abilities or technical competence.

Advice to Management

Be more forthright with the employees about their futures.

Other Employee Reviews for Lockheed Martin

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Early review of new employee"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer Associate in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Associate in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - 15k tuition assistance is hard to beat
    - very smart people

    Cons

    - hardware can be outdated depending on your project. some employees still have CRTs.
    - I'm still early into my Lockheed career, but job growth is questionable and I'm not sure my salary will keep pace if I stay within the same company

    Advice to Management

    - Lockheed needs to upgrade the hardware it gives to its engineers if it wants to stay cutting edge. It should not be acceptable to have CRTs.
    - there needs to be more of a meritocracy in job growth. if an engineer deserves a promotion, he or she shouldn't be held back by standards such as 2 years minimum experience before reaching level 2


  2. "Lockheed Martin is the best major defense company to work for in Huntsville, Alabama."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer, Senior in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer, Senior in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends

    Pros

    Lockheed, Huntsville is a great facility that really cares for employees. There are many opportunities for a person to grow and hone engineering skills, and most of the management is very helpful to making sure their employees are satisfied. The pay is above average, and Lockheed typically stays on the cutting edge of defense programs.

    Cons

    They took away BCBS as a health insurance option, and the vision plan stinks if you don't use the chain vision centers. Most of the programs are large, and with that comes large program politics.

    Advice to Management

    Try to reach out more to junior engineers. Have more random one on one meetings and less "all hands" meetings.

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