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Current Employee - Network Analyst  in  Wallops Island, VA (US)
Current Employee - Network Analyst in Wallops Island, VA (US)

I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Great company, really great people. We stay on the cutting edge of technology and thrive.

Cons

Retirement benefits have been removed from our current contract

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    High value company with updward mobility....if you are in the right profession

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    Current Employee - Configuration Analyst, Senior  in  Grand Prairie, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Configuration Analyst, Senior in Grand Prairie, TX (US)

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lockheed Martin has great values and provides products that protect the war fighters and America. I think the compensation and benefits are very good compared to the rest of corporate America. You work on very advanced technology which is rare.

    Cons

    There is a lot of opportunity for advancement especially with the baby boomer generation getting close to retirement which Lockheed has a lot of. Unfortuntely you need to be in Engineering or Finance to really have any possibility of real career advancement. There aren't a lot of opportunities for the rest of us despite our strong leadership abilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just look at someones education or current position when it comes to leadership positions. If someone has strong character, values, and work ethic they will probably be a better manager than say someone who has an engineering background but doesn't know how to work with people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Too Big to Function Effectively

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    Current Employee - Value Engineer
    Current Employee - Value Engineer

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This is a great place to work if you want stable employment with decent benefits, and/or are extremely passionate about the aerospace and defense industry.

    Cons

    Every company is a balancing act. There needs to be a balance between Customers, Shareholders, the Executive Team, and Employees. Unfortunately at LM, Employees come last. Bright young college students come with aspirations to someday be CFO/CEO, and quickly they realize it will never happen, and then they seek employment elsewhere with companies that are willing to pay people what they're worth. LM fills the job market's need of giving college students the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to work 40-50 hour weeks and fit in with an organization, so that they're a less risky option after they start applying elsewhere for more money/autonomy/respect.

    Classic top-down hierarchy with too many layers. The survivors of the 50's-90's who currently populate management thrived in a dark time where harassment was rampant, and you only got ahead by bullying others working long hours while loudly suffering about it to anyone who would listen. Don't forget the relationship with the military with their pseudo fraternity system of getting abuse to later abuse others, as it translates into the industry it supports. On a related note, 95% far right wing political leaning, with the remaining 5% just looking for a paycheck.

    Every corporate value makes it sound like a utopia and a very forward thinking company, however at every turn, those same policies are turned around to abuse their employees in diabolical ways. HR like in many other companies exists to reduce liability and lawsuits to the company. As a result, reporting any misconduct is viewed negatively since noticing that something is very wrong is a perceived risk. Any action taken to remove someone who engages in discrimination will result in retaliation in subtle ways, despite an explicit zero tolerance for retaliation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring people with high ambitions or those who take culture seriously. I would encourage you to stop hiring from top schools because those people will leave after they realize their market value. Shoot for the middle. Stop paying for tuition, especially for leadership development programs. You're actively pushing people to better opportunities and they're not spreading the word of what a great place LM is to work after they leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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