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"Lockheed offers interesting work and a very flexible work environment"

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Current Employee - Software Engineer Senior in Gaithersburg, MD
Current Employee - Software Engineer Senior in Gaithersburg, MD
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Pros

One of the most attractive things about Lockheed Martin is the technology that employees are exposed to. As a premier systems integrator, Lockheed has a long-standing reputation for solving large, complex problems, something most engineers salivate over. Lockheed focuses on promoting an inclusive, diverse work environment, a perk not often cited, but one that I've come to really appreciate. The benefits are fairly standard, if not above average and the size of Lockheed allows for some of the best employee discount offerings around. Arguably the best benefit, outside of interesting work, is the flexible schedule that Lockheed offers. Employees have the ability to work their own schedule based on both personal (doctor's appointment, sick kids, etc.) and professional needs (deadline to meet, unexpected proposal to write) as long as they meet 40 hours for the week. For me, that usually means front loading hours during the beginning and middle of the week and cutting out a few hours early on Friday.

Cons

While compensation at Lockheed is fair, other smaller firms may offer more competitive salaries. Also, compensation is very much tied to tenure. While Lockheed is working to focus more on pay for performance, there is still a heavy positive correlation between years in the chair and salary regardless of abilities. As a large systems integrator focusing on systems engineering, work at Lockheed can sometimes get bogged down by processes and documentation.

Advice to Management

Management needs to continue to focus on being adaptive and flexible, both in terms of business and with regard to employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Lockheed Martin

  1. "Solid organization and opportunities"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work opportunities
    Staff technical talent
    Good benefits
    Stability in weak economic periods

    Cons

    Very large, can get lost
    Overly bureaucratic
    No clear guidance on career advancement

    Advice to Management

    Provide more decision making authority to technical staff, reduce operational gating controls, focus more on engineering innovation


  2. "Summer Intern Experience at Lockheed Martin Space Systems"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lockheed Martin has a great work/life balance, and their intern program is phenomenal, giving students insight into many aspects of the company.

    Cons

    As a result of being a large company in the defense industry, there are several downsides. Lots of stuff is secret, so there's not too much visibility into all aspects of the company, and the sheer size of the organization makes it hard to get things accomplished. Many layers of entrenched bureaucracy make it hard to improve processes, for example.

    Advice to Management

    You guys have a great intern program. If Lockheed Martin is the right fit for an intern, the program definitely does a good job of convincing them to work there.


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