Lockheed Martin

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Lockheed Martin is the best major defense company to work for in Huntsville, Alabama.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Software Engineer, Senior in Huntsville, AL (US)
Current Employee - Software Engineer, Senior in Huntsville, AL (US)

I have been working at Lockheed Martin

Pros

Lockheed, Huntsville is a great facility that really cares for employees. There are many opportunities for a person to grow and hone engineering skills, and most of the management is very helpful to making sure their employees are satisfied. The pay is above average, and Lockheed typically stays on the cutting edge of defense programs.

Cons

They took away BCBS as a health insurance option, and the vision plan stinks if you don't use the chain vision centers. Most of the programs are large, and with that comes large program politics.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to reach out more to junior engineers. Have more random one on one meetings and less "all hands" meetings.

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    Corporate-American engineering: pros and cons

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Optical Staff Engineer in Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Optical Staff Engineer in Orlando, FL (US)

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    The money. I negotiated a big boost in pay along with a nice signing bonus when I went BACK to the company.
    Challenging work, which can make things interesting, frustrating, or both.

    Cons

    Cannot load software onto your own computer, plus you have to justify any software you want the company to buy.
    Not quite sure whether or not your being watched . . . or when . . .
    Highly bureaucratic.
    Regularly gives PAC money to politicians.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut down on the training classes. It just seems like the legal department's way of wasting time and money. The time that's spent on the frivolous activities here could be better invested in employee salaries. Stop giving money to politicians.

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    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    9/80 work week rocks but stock options would go a long way towards retaining young talent.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer Senior in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer Senior in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Lockheed Space Systems has a terrific work-life balance. Three weeks of vacation is standard for all employees plus holidays. The 9/80 work week is wonderful; you get every other Friday off!

    Cons

    There is a lot bureaucracy that can make getting anything done very difficult. The publishing of research is discouraged by the legal department. Promotions hard to earn and based entirely on the employee's age, not skills nor knowlege nor talent. There are many near-retirees in trumped-up roles that contribute little. A lot of great, young engineers start their careers at Lockeed then quickly jump ship when they see miniscule raises and no opportunites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Profit share like the rest of Silicon Valley. Too much young talent is leaving.

    No opinion of CEO
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