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"Great work-life balance, but might not be the best place for younger workers"

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Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Interesting and important projects - you get to build stuff that really matters.
Great work-life balance. The vast majority of work weeks have been 40 hour weeks. Salaried employees are eligible for OT pay in most cases.
Fair pay and benefits.

Cons

Growth opportunities are sketchy, and seem to be more about who you know, and being in the right place at the right time. Promotions have become almost nonexistent for the last couple of years. This is part of a company acknowledged effort to cut costs.
Very bureaucratic. Extremely hard to make positive changes on any of the large programs.
Lack of communication and knowledge sharing between teams.
None of the fun benefits you'd expect as an engineer in Silicon Valley. If you're young, single, and fresh out of college, there are probably better places to start your career.

Advice to Management

There's a lot of concern about what's going to happen to the Sunnyvale campus, the direction you're taking it should be made clear to everyone. You also need to work harder to make this a more desirable place to work for younger employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Lockheed Martin

  1. "Very cool technologies and great people"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Scientist in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great diversity of assignments, good benefits, lots of locations, complex engineering problems to solve, helpful employees and opportunities to change jobs if you want to try something different. Excellent choice for college grads wanting to learn and gain experience. Lots of responsibility available those who want it.

    Cons

    Big company culture, regular pace of advancement. Sometimes programs can be all consuming.

    Advice to Management

    Use technology to diversify, develop more long term vision, and increase knowledge management programs


  2. "Not bad."

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    Former Intern - College Student Tech Senior in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Intern - College Student Tech Senior in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Get to telework from home four days a week. Manager helps explain all the acronyms and settles down. Overall everyone was friendly.

    Cons

    Not enough work to do at times. Work was not terribly challenging. Team feels somewhat disconnected. No holiday or sick leave accumulation as an intern.

    Advice to Management

    Interns need more work to do!

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