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  1. "Company been in business for many years"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Greenbelt, MD
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Greenbelt, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stability, pay,401k package and they are a well known company.

    Cons

    Long hours no personal life

    Advice to Management

    Maybe


  2. Helpful (2)

    "I had twelve years with some highs and lows, but I feel it was better than many companies their size."

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    Former Employee - Technical Operations Manager in Greenbelt, MD
    Former Employee - Technical Operations Manager in Greenbelt, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Huge company, jobs everywhere if you looked, would reward people to stay

    Cons

    HR was pretty poor (missed sending a letter for life insurance), there was no work/home balance. I had a 98 hour work week once with no overtime or bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees more. Never hound them to respond to email 24 hours a day. Remember, they are what make you look good or bad.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sr staff"

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff in Greenbelt, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Staff in Greenbelt, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Big and well known company

    Cons

    Summer Picnic at employee's cost

    Advice to Management

    Take care of employee with good benefits


  4. "Great Benefits"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Greenbelt, MD
    Former Intern - Intern in Greenbelt, MD
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin as an intern (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    NIce employees and work environment

    Cons

    To large of a company to properly manage each department efficiently


  5. "Basically Like Working for Government"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Greenbelt, MD
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Greenbelt, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Being a large company there is a great deal of job security. If you are interested in a non-technical career they will help you get there. If you like a corporate atmosphere this is a good environment.

    Cons

    The only way to advance your career is to go into some sort of management (and so everyone is pushed into that against their will). Promotions and compensation are based more on how long you have been in the workplace than your ability. Experience at other companies is valued above experience at Lockheed Martin. The benefits are becoming more and more a burden on the employees. Job duties do not tie into title or salary in any way whatsoever. Bottom line and stockholders are more important than individual employees (although this shouldn't be surprising in a large corporation).

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on employees' competence and do not retain those that cannot contribute (instead of just moving those employees to other projects and promoting them). Encourage people who wish to stay in the technical side to do so. If everyone is a manager, who will actually do the work that makes the money?


  6. "A revolving door"

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    Former Employee - UI Designer (Contractor) in Greenbelt, MD
    Former Employee - UI Designer (Contractor) in Greenbelt, MD
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pleasant co workers
    Casual workplace
    The ability to tele commute from home or another LM location
    Access to software is good

    Cons

    Lack of communication to developers (both salaried and contractors)
    -employees would be down-sized on very short notice--people would always be on edge
    -key people (both developers and management) would be moved elsewhere and not replaced
    Management would oversell--targeted milestones would be pushed to later releases, this became quite common
    Compensation on the salaried developer side was a lower than the average for the DC area

    Advice to Management

    Treat developers (salaried and contractors) like they aren't disposable


  7. "Great place to work if you want to be an engineer"

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    Current Employee - Research Engineer Staff (4) in Greenbelt, MD
    Current Employee - Research Engineer Staff (4) in Greenbelt, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lockheed Martin is one of the premier aerospace and defense contractors for a reason. They work on the leading technology in the world. They respect engineers and the work we do - I love the flex time, independence of work, and casual dress. It's a great work-life balance with opportunity for flex time and part time work.

    Cons

    LM is a huge corporation with lots of beauracracy. You can sit in the same cubicle for decades doing the same job, if you're not careful. Low performing employees are kept regardless of the effect on the team. (Which I suppose is a pro if you're a slacker...)

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the deadweight and give young engineers more opportunities to excel.


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