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Lockheed Martin Binghamton Reviews

Updated March 1, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Project Engineer Sr Stf"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer Senior Stf in Owego, NY
    Current Employee - Project Engineer Senior Stf in Owego, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Significant job flexibility in hours and type work; Very astute co-workers; Easy to move around the company; Excellent benefits;

    Cons

    Sequestration and current economic conditions in the US have put a damper on advancement and new opportunities; Leadership is thinking far too tactically;

    Advice to Management

    Think more strategically -- we have no idea where you are taking the company; Right size the company and get the "layoff" monkey off everyone's back; Middle management needs to be changed out -- they are too focused on "looking smart and not appearing to be out of control" and thus are completely unwilling to hear bad news and take any risks;


  2. "Plenty of opportunity but you need to know the right people to move up."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Owego, NY
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Owego, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, benefits and retirement, many locations around the country, development programs for career advancement

    Cons

    Experiences can vary greatly from program to program, training and development opportunities have been limited in the past few years, can be difficult to get recognition if you aren't on the "right" program, advancement can be slow unless you have a senior or executive level employee giving you recommendations.

    Advice to Management

    Better retain your young engineering talent by giving them opportunities to grow, adjustments need to be made to better fit the culture of the younger generation


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Better than some, worse than others"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Owego, NY
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Owego, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work. Opportunities to travel. Good potential for young engineers.

    Cons

    Company has more interest in shareholders than employees. No respect for employees with experience and extensive knowledge base. US government can't control spending, so jobs are at risk due to sequestration.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your number one asset - your employees.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "A Place where most people will help you to succeed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owego, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owego, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    High Ethical standards and a desire to "do the right thing". Compensation is good and benefits are excellent compared to most other employers. Brilliant people to work with. Those at the very top of the company are impressive, smart and capable of guiding this company thru difficult economical times.

    Cons

    workforce reductions have meant more work for fewer people. Depending on your role, the workload and demand on your schedule can be burdensome.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to weed out the leaders who do not show consistent "care" for their employees.


  6. "The work is great but management stinks. All bouns money for them none for employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Owego, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Owego, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good tech work. life balance

    Cons

    1950's managment. all for them none for you

    Advice to Management

    Share the wealth


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Overall..ehh"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Owego, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Owego, NY
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    LM has a good education benefit; They will help pay for college. Also, they are willing to work with you around your schedule. Yes, but sometime you need work a little extra so that your job work gets done but that is not bad since they are goign to help you pay for it.

    Cons

    The structure of managment responsibilties don;t really make much sense. Recently there was a reorg and many people were shifted around. At the sametime, mgmt was sort of cut back and program manager positions were created, this lead to more PMs down your back. I was working on a team of 2 and we had 3 PMs reviews our stuff. This also created more time to get things done!

    Also, since the employee managers were releived of some of the duties they somehow still made it a point to come into projects and try to help. Which really didnt help because they would just create another layer. I think they were just looking to make some work for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink about org chart, it really doesn't make sense. You do not need so many mgrs, or PMs on one project. there should only be 1!


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owego, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owego, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great professional development
    Competitive salaries
    Tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Difficult to advance
    Large organization politics

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within
    Reduce politics


  9. "Great Place To Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owego, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owego, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work / life balance
    Mentoring from Sr. staff in an excellent opportunity for new employees

    Cons

    Lockheed has a very bureaucratic work environment


  10. "Good work experience, in depth exposure to tactical procurment situations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Subcontract Administrator in Owego, NY
    Current Employee - Subcontract Administrator in Owego, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Individual responsiblity for large dollar contracts. The exposure to negotiation of a variety of items and services. Gain experience in all aspects of contract negotiation, including cost, quality, terms and conditions, FARs, schedule, etc.

    Cons

    Somewhat limited view of individual potential. LM still has the "serve your time" mentality before you can be promoted even if you are bringing cutting edge processes into the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Ask your employees to identify areas where they can provide value to the company and then encourage and drive the opportunities to take advantage of these abilities.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Just fine"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Owego, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Owego, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Extremely flexible schedule. Very aware of work life balance. They were very nice when I told them I was leaving.

    Cons

    Sparse technical career path. Very poorly managed. As expected huge contractors mirror the bloat of the government as a whole.

    Advice to Management

    This company has far too many managers. One program I worked on had 90 systems engineers and 130 program managers. What were these people managing?


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