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Lockheed Martin Sunnyvale Reviews

Updated May 11, 2017
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Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Marillyn Hewson
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  1. "Good Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Reliability Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Reliability Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, challenging and important problems to work on, my program had a good-collaborative work environment, my program was relatively stable and there was good job security.

    Cons

    Development tends to be long term.

    Advice to Management

    Make decisions with more urgency and listen and support your engineering team.


  2. "Good and stable, but slow moving company"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multinational aerospace and defense contractor with $80B backlog means stable employment

    Cons

    Military involvements and staffing arrangements make for an extremely hierarchical, slow decision making organization. Younger team members often frustrated by lack of mobility.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Depends on the program you work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Employees are genuinely interested in the work
    - Exciting technology
    - Multiple disciplines and opportunities
    - Long term career prospects
    - Work-life balance
    - Decent retirement
    - Somewhat competitive pay

    Cons

    - Opportunities for advancement are limited because few retire
    - Leadership/management take a long time to change
    - Recognition of successes can be few-and-far between


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  5. "Sr. admin assistant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have longevity, been around for years.

    Cons

    There are a lot of secret behind the scene favortisms that goes around.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to the behind the scene stuff. Small groups (older employees) that know how to play the systems. Never go to EE for support.


  6. "Excellent work/life balance, but sometimes too many rules"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best work/life balance with the 9/80 schedule (work 9 hours a day, get every other Friday off). Co-workers are extremely helpful and want you to succeed.

    Cons

    Cost savings initiatives sometimes go to far. Management always finds ways to cut pennies rather than cut bigger items.

    There are a lot of processes that are slow because it's a Defense company.


  7. "Very process oriented to ensure 100% mission success."

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer, Senior in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer, Senior in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    9/80 schedule. Flex schedule that allows work life balance. Innovative products that are not built anywhere else.

    Cons

    Rigid processes and culture. Business plan maintains low average base salary so difficult to get promoted unless you are female. Lots of corporate politics and bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Managing with an iron fist to meet schedule constraints loses trust, credibility, and lowers morale.


  8. "Not bad, not great"

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    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is really good. 9/80 schedule is great, gets you every other Friday off. Year end shut down. Creo is the main design tool. Nx is used for structural analysis mostly. Lockheed is based on many states and countries, so you can potentially transfer to one of those areas.

    Cons

    Dated buildings. Remote from any good food. Cafeteria is over priced, not subsidized. Cafe closes at 1pm. Can be extremely slow if you are an efficient worker. Many layers of management. You may or may not get a good manager. Clunky SAP timecard system.

    Advice to Management

    Start offering local Bay area perks like surrounding businesses. They don't have to be expensive but enticing for people to apply here. We have an aging industry and need new blood to continue making great things. Update buildings, centralize core teams, provide better food, don't be afraid of early strategic failures from moving too fast. Slow and steady might get a very expensive good product, but if we don't move fast and break things, our competition will eat our lunch.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Systems Integration Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere for employees

    Cons

    Slow paced, not willing to change

    Advice to Management

    Encourage change


  10. "LMCO Intershipships"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, Working with full time staff is great, and learning experience was tremendous as a software engineering intern.

    Cons

    Intern order was incorrect and ended up in a department outside of original application.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain communication with interns prior to employment. Had a temporary communication gap with my HR sponsor due to some issues and was unable to transmit required documents.


  11. "Good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of projects/contracts, good location, flexible schedule, easy to work with

    Cons

    have to jump around to move up

    Advice to Management

    does management even listen? lul


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