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  1. "Mechanical Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - College Student Tech Spec in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - College Student Tech Spec in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Rotating Friday's off
    Established intern program
    Opportunities for learning skills (my experience)
    Many opportunities for exposure to upper management

    Cons

    Corporate culture
    Power points, power points, power points
    Red tape
    Slow pace
    Did I mention power points?
    Words words words things

    Advice to Management

    The interns crave meaningful work. Provide them challenges and opportunities for growth.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Decent"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good management and work hours.

    Cons

    Bad work-life balance at times. Sometimes work overtime.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Old mentality."

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    Current Employee - Contract Negotiator, Senior in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Contract Negotiator, Senior in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There's various locations around the USA with the possibility to relocate and learn new things. There's a lot of really smart engineers that love their job and it's amazing to learn from their knowledge.

    Cons

    The management is not too great and have an old school mentality. They are not willing to adapt to change or implement new tools or strategies. There are a lot of processes that could use update. Even the facilities in most locations are run down. With the shrinking military government funding you see a lot of reductions in spending by the company and layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to adapt to change.


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  5. "great people, good opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    career support, opportunities for growth/advancement, good benefits, flexible schedule, good coworkers/teammates

    Cons

    bureaucracy can stifle you sometimes, you will be one gear in a big machine, must be comfortable with that scenario.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Mechanical Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good job for new engineers starting out. Job security. Three weeks PTO. Unlimited sick time within reason. 1.5 to 2 week shutdown paid. 401K match 100% for 4%, then matches 50% for the next 4%.

    Cons

    Very little career growth unless you know someone influential. Slow to promote.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "I developed software for signal processing ground stations."

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Excellent salaries. Flexible working hours. 9/80 work schedule.

    Cons

    This plant is closing end of 2016. Lockheed Martin is trying to save money. The plant in Sunnyvale is still open however.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great People Terrible Beurocracy"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Associate in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Associate in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun challenging work, flex time, 9/80 schedule. Lower level management are all great. Co workers are very helpful and supportive.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic nonsense out the wazoo.
    Within my first six months they simultaneously announced that our location is shutting down and that there's a freeze on transfers. Fun.
    I'm in a cleared position and my salary is under the local median for my level for uncleared positions.

    Advice to Management

    Leave the company.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Director of Cyber Technology"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Awesome place to work due to the interesting work

    Cons

    Senior leadership had a very difficult time articulating that overall strategy and direction for the division. Behaviors were not aligned with the messages being delivered

    Advice to Management

    Be honest, transparent, and make your actions match your words


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Senior Field Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Field Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well structured and professional practices

    Cons

    Commute was to long(>75 miles)


  11. "There are many high tech projects to work on."

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer Staff in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer Staff in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Teams were professional and fun to work with on many projects.

    Cons

    It seems there is less funding going into cutting edge projects.

    Advice to Management

    Push new projects that are cutting edge on technology.


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