Lockheed Martin Senior Software Engineer Reviews

Updated 21 Jun 2020

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Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Marillyn Hewson
Marillyn Hewson
60 Ratings
  1. "Job Security"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Littleton, CO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time

    Pros

    Management finds job placement if contract goes under

    Cons

    Sometimes have to take training for common knowledge tasks

  2. "Overall a Good Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    -Lots of good people there, I enjoyed working with my colleagues. -Flexible work life balance. -Lockheed will pay for your post graduate schooling. -80 hours of Floating Holidays -Strong Ethics and Values -Good opportunities to mentor and learn -Some cool R&D projects

    Cons

    -Colorado Springs location used to have a cafeteria. They replaced it with a gas station like food. -There used to be more work at this area, but other contractors have beat Lockheed in some contracts Colorado Springs. With more space work coming to Colorado Springs, I'm sure they will have more opportunities. -Security - This is happening with all defense contractors, but over the last 3 years or so, Lockheed starting locking down on some processes and labs adding more work on teams to comply with stricter security measures. I found I was spending much more time with security people in meetings instead of working on building the product. -Paternity leave is not as good as some other defense contractors. -Lockheed recently combined PTO and sick time. They added 40 hours of "discretionary" time as well, but it was a little confusing when you can or can't use it. I think they should just let you use discretionary time for whatever you want. -Typical Bureaucracy Complaint: Working in different business areas feels like working for a different company. A while ago Lockheed used to be more unified as a company, but it becomes confusing who is responsible for what IT infrastructure, security, etc. when you have different business units in the same building. For example, if you work for RMS in a Space building, you might have two different security groups evaluating and randomly making requests for you to comply with security. Sometimes they even contradict each other, and don't communicate. You'll get an email from someone on the east coast demanding you make changes to your local system or a server they scanned. You then hop on a call with (I'm not even exaggerating) 20 different people who don't know each other trying to coordinate and figure out who is responsible for patching and fixing the system in question. It gets figured out eventually, the only point I'm making is it's a lot of man power to address sometimes lower priority items.

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  3. "Good Place to Work; Depends on the Program"

    4.0
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    Former Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Manassas, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Lockheed Martin for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company benefits are great

    Cons

    Some programs have horrible managers

  4. "Interesting but often chaotic projects"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palmdale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Many interesting defense projects to work on,

    Cons

    Treat employees poorly. Ultimately they are a military HW house not a software house. Don't spend money on IT infrastructure or tools.

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  5. "Interesting work."

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time

    Pros

    We do much more interesting stuff here than at the big Silicon Valley tech giants.

    Cons

    Could use more money though.

  6. "Big name, lots of fuss"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, worst benefits , lots of BS,

    Cons

    Joined LM as a senior engineer with 14 years of exp. Had option to join as a product manager in a finance farm ,but took the option as I want to see how DoD work looks. Sadly, been here for 6 months. In 6 months, had 3 managers, waited too long to get access to the systems. Pathetic. Coming from a commercial sector, this was pain. I am tired, mentally to go to work. Don't feel the motivation to go to work anymore. Haven't it because of slow hiring, I would have left job, and won't stay back after my one year mark. You don't hire senior guys to run test scripts, that's pathetic.

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  7. "Cogs in a wheel"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Every Friday off is nice. Lockheed with work with even irregular schedules. The company benefits are only okay. Work with a lot of smart people Good as a first job and a resume booster Job security is a plus

    Cons

    Lockheed has a culture that believes they only need to compete with other defense contractors as employers. As such, when other defense contractors lower their standards for how they treat their employees, Lockheed will follow suit, including with benefits. Pay is only okay and healthcare is only getting worse. This is terrible for morale and does not keep people at the job. Lockheed will communicate when their groups are not able to promote from within, which is good. However, having to actively look for a job for a promotion is awkward. Also, depending on the work you do, it can get easy and monotonous. This makes it easy to become complacent and potentially be unmarketable. Depending on your work, your manager will be physically distant, and therefore hard to form a relationship. Lastly, in a time of crisis, Lockheed treated the outbreak as business as usual with a little hand sanitizer sprinkled in the factory. The factory was pretty much full capacity with no social distancing. People were still crowding in golf carts. Cafeteria was operating at full capacity with no social distancing. Plenty of people operating without masks. It wasn’t until a month of social distancing that Lockheed decided to order masks for those who cannot practice social distancing due to the nature of their job. This does not make people feel safe at their workplace nor valued.

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  8. "Consistent Work"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    The work is consistent and in space.

    Cons

    Management could be greatly improved.

  9. "Good people"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer Senior in Orlando, FL
    Recommends

    I worked at Lockheed Martin for more than a year

    Pros

    Good team of engineers, genuinely wanting to find solutions to the challenges.

    Cons

    Disconnect between electrical engineering / design and the actual needs of the update to a legacy program.

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  10. "Love working here, health insurance needs to improved"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company and work life balance.

    Cons

    Health Insurance is no good, with 3 kids, regular doctor and urgent care visits are on the regular so its tough when all plans have a high deductible. One of my kids is special needs so a good health insurance is important for me and my family.

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