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"great place to work"

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Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Approves of CEO

Pros

salary , security and interesting projects

Cons

people are slow in some cases

Advice to Management

land more contracts

Other Employee Reviews for Lockheed Martin

  1. "Systems Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good benefits package. Very good job security. Continuing education program is very good. Full upfront compensation for continuing education.

    Cons

    The promotion process needs to be revisited. Engineers here at this site are largely under paid. Opportunity for leadership is limited

    Advice to Management

    I suggest that management work to improve atrition. Alot of the younger engineers have left or are leaving the company because they are grossly under paid


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    "Beware"

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Systems Engineer in Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Systems Engineer in Manassas, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Convenient location which resulted in a reasonable commute to work.

    Cons

    - The majority of the Lab Equipment in the Electrical Engineering lab was purchased in the 1970’s. In addition, there is no lab technician or lab manager to organize the lab and maintain the equipment due to budgetary reasons.

    - Engineers are not given the authority to make decisions or address road blocks. However, Engineers are held responsible for the assigned task by management.

    - Questionable practices in regard to charging of labor hours to government contracts.

    - Management refuses to write trip reports or inform the engineers of changes that affect requirements, schedules, or budgets. Engineers must call the customer to determine what changes management has agreed too. In regard to this problem one co-worker pointed out the fact that if a manager does not write it down the manager cannot be held responsible.

    - The small training budget is generally allocated to the recent college graduates. Long time employees in management positions will admit to never having completed a management training class. In addition, there is no budget or training program for mid level or senior level engineers.

    - The work is mainly low technology. Challenging high tech work is subcontracted out.

    - Insubordination issues by employees are not addressed by management in a timely manner.

    - Unknowingly, two different groups of people will be assigned the same task by the same manager thus duplicating effort. The result is overcharging the customer and over running the project budget.

    - Management ranks the employees. Rankings are generally dependent on management’s perception or familiarity with the employee as a result the employees at the bottom of the rankings are not necessarily the low performers. Low ranking employees are Involuntary terminated in staff reductions.

    - Personal vehicles are routinely vandalized in the parking lot.

    - Medical coverage is reduced by 10% on a yearly basis.

    Advice to Management

    Institute a management training program. Replace the management with a more aggressive professional management willing to develop proprietary technologies.

    Cease the yearly decrease in benefits.

    Come clean in regard to your billing and time charging practices. Institute a more rigorous financial process the result might be improved profitability.

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