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Lockheed Martin Senior Software Engineer Reviews

Updated 16 Jun 2019

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Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work at for a motivated engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of smart people to work with, flex schedule and good work life balance, amazing 401k (4% company match, extra 6% automatic). Ok health insurance. Many options to choose projects to work on.

    Cons

    Not really a con, but if you are not motivated and lazy you can get lost unnoticed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing all the good things you are doing. Keep listening to employees feedback

    Lockheed Martin2019-06-10
  2. "Big Corporation"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Growing a lot - Coolest products in the world - Benefits

    Cons

    - People are not fired even if they violate HR rules. - A lot of bureaucracy

    Lockheed Martin2019-06-16
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great job security, limited job growth"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Littleton, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great job security, especially if you have a clearance. I started my career with Lockheed and I'm glad that I did. The engineering is rigid and process driven, but that can be beneficial in some ways when you're a young engineer

    Cons

    Engineering environment is incredibly stale. If you work classified programs then expect to work with old technology or build everything in-house. Any software libraries you want to use have to vetted by the security team (takes months or years). The longer you're in defense contracting, the more valuable you are to defense, but you become useless anywhere else because your skills and tech familiarity will slowly degrade....

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    Lockheed Martin2019-04-29
  4. "Great workplace."

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Owego, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work. Very innovative groups.

    Cons

    DoD instability leads to program re-shuffling too often.

    Lockheed Martin2019-01-16
  5. "Work Environment was good; benefits kept going downhill"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with opportunities within. Base pay was competitive. Tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    - Upper management was ineffective and directing subordinates to collaborate and there was a re-org or change in leader every several months. - Big company with many processes that slowed down efficiency - Benefits kept going downhill, i.e. moved over to high deductible health insurance plan.

    Advice to Management

    Use your clout to direct your subordinates.

    Lockheed Martin2018-12-20
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company. Good pay. There are many growth opportunities if you are willing to try something new, relocate, learn new skills. If you want to just coast, you will never move up. New HR initiatives will now pay for certificates and a wide variety of training. They value training current employees much more now. Great opportunities at lockheed for those that are ambitious. Have always been treated with respect....

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    Cons

    It is difficult to get rid of deadbeat employees. There are many employees who coast to retirement. Too little low scoring employees on evaluations. Lockheed tends to let low performers hang on for decades. Need to clean house more often. Many facilities are terrible. Look like the DMV or 1970's furniture, cublicles. Major problem for the next generation of employees. Too often, tenure is valued more than actual...

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    Advice to Management

    There are many new opportunities for training that Lockheed provides. Encourage and inform employees of these opportunities. Don't be afraid to rate someone low on the yearly evaluations if they are under performing.

    Lockheed Martin2018-12-02
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    - Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    - Dont expect to change any of the culture. Will try to promote newer tech but can never get it pushed through - No telecommuting. - Plant is ancient and has not been renewed. - Difficult to get pay raises for hard work. - Treated like another number. - Parking is horrible and will take you an hour to get to your desk.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like people, and try to allow them to create new tech that can replace the old. If you want to retain your engineers, just treat them better and quit trying to take away all of the benefits.

    Lockheed Martin2018-10-21
  8. "Overall a good place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I had a positive experience working here. RMS has the most interesting work of the four companies. If you're willing to move, you could feasibly work most anywhere in the US or abroad. Great opportunities for networking with other engineers via social or volunteer activities. Very inclusive workplace.

    Cons

    Typical mega-corporation pitfalls. We lost unlimited sick leave this year which made life VERY stressful for working parents and people just show up to work sick or still contagious. Defense work comes and goes so there's a lot of churn and uncertainty.

    Lockheed Martin2018-09-05
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good Entry level job"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Most programs are low stress and can actually work a 40 hour work week. Other programs are in constant fighting fire mode.

    Cons

    For software, do not expect to use the latest technology to help the customer. You can expect to be literally at least15 years behind the current technology trends. Example right now, containers and vms are not widely used. Do not expect agile development in most cases, mosts contracts are still waterfall. No matter what they say, it's still waterfall execution from contract and upper management. Due to security concerns,...

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    Lockheed Martin2018-07-31
  10. Helpful (6)

    "Just a Number"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility such as leaving early for appointments, working from home time to time when needing house maintenance, etc. This is a pro and con: on my teams, micromanagement has been minimal as the teams I have been are so spread out that everyone is a 2 - 10 min walk away and leads tend to be in meetings 80% of the day. (The Orlando office is gigantic. About 1/3 mile from one side of the facility to the other.)

    Cons

    High management to employee ratio on smaller teams. Leads tend to be hard to get a hold of and sometimes you have as many leads as employees. They system of management sets work up so that teams are intentionally kept apart and that management is the only proper means of communication. My belief is that this setup is designed for their larger projects which are over 60% of their contracts but they try to apply the...

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    Lockheed Martin2018-07-20
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