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Stable work with good pay

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Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

I have been working at Lockheed Martin

Pros

Stable, opportunities for growth and development

Cons

Slow lifecycles, overbearing process control

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Listen to the young people in the workplace

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    If you like old school business, this company is for you.

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    Current Employee - Engineering Planner Associate  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineering Planner Associate in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    The products are exciting, complex and innovative. If you like working with people who are intelligent and motivated, there are lots of those kinds of employees here. There are also many employees who have worked here a very long time and are enthusiastic about the products they are working on, so that kind of enthusiasm often rubs off. Often the work on the business/operations/procurement/finance side of things is very challenging, so if you are up for a challenge this is the place for you! They have many different career paths to choose from, with detailed job descriptions and salary ranges available for searching through. There is a huge move for mentors to help provide guidance on things like career paths. They compensate you very well for having a masters degree, and they even offer tuition reimbursement for many master's programs. They allow you to have flexable work schedules and many departments offer the chance to work from home occasionally or as needed. They offer you a week when you first start working if you are in a salary grade 1-3 to learn LM's history and accomplishments and all the programs you could potentially work for. They also give you a chance to get to know other new hires and network.

    Cons

    Many processes within operations has not been defined or if it has been defined it has not been effectively communicated. This leads to a lot of duplication of effort and frustration. It is unclear how exactly one gets a promotion or a better raise. There are no benchmarks or guarantees for achieving a successful or high performance. No one tells you what the requirements are for getting a promotion and getting a straight answer from HR or your manager is basically impossible. There is a real "old school" work business ethic that can sometimes be sexist and is almost always very discriminatory if you are not in the "old boys club". Some programs are more military oriented than others, and those seem to survive based on machismo and intimidation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop paying lip service to us by telling us "employee retension is very important to us" and lying to us about "offering competitive salaries" when in reality you are never proactive about bringing your lower level employees up to the mid range of market value. Since I started working about 80% of the 110 young people I got to know and network with have left the company. You are doomed for failure once all the old gentleman's club retires and you have no one left.

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    Large company, large bureaucracy.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    It's such a large company, that it's easy to move around and find lots of interesting opportunities. Most benefit / salary / HR info is readily accessible, even if the actual benefits / salary suck.

    Cons

    Because it IS such a large company, it's also an incredibly large bureaucracy. Unbelievable how many poor decisions are made and made and made and made and made with no one willing to stop them. The benefits are absolutely terrible, and salaries are low for the industry. Pretty much the only way to stay ahead is to internally switch jobs every few years, or leave and then come back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue.

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