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"Mismanaged"

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

I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Very flexible schedule if you are in the right group

Cons

Very few opportunities for promotion
Performance ratings are too formulaic and if your manager won't fight for you, you're screwed
Large corporation with their priorities in the wrong order

Advice to Management

Stop hiring engineers for non engineering positions (QA, CM, management). This practice is bad for the engineers who are bored out of their mind with non-technical problems, is bad for the company who is forced to pay engineer salaries to paper-pushers, and is bad for morale since most engineers don't believe in people skills so they make horrible managers.
Concentrate on building a strong technical talent pool, award and keep your top contributors, and try to follow the spirit of all the processes and propaganda you push on your people instead of just following the letter.

Other Employee Reviews for Lockheed Martin

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Very cool technologies and great people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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