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Lockheed Martin Software Engineer Reviews

Updated 19 Aug 2019

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Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson
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  1. "Secure jobs with reasonable salaries"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Melbourne
    Recommends

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Good company to work for and the job tasks are interesting with the support of talented individuals. Strategic direction is solid with the backing of the US parent company.

    Cons

    Quality processes can be lacking in some areas and need to followed by many employees. Due to rapid growth a new work site is seriously in order. Middle and uppermangement tend to make decisions behind closed doors and decisions are usually reactive.

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    Lockheed Martin2010-04-25
  2. "Engineer Internship - Quadcopter"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin for less than a year

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to work at and amazing colleagues!

    Cons

    None that comes to mind

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    Lockheed Martin2019-08-16
  3. "Wooo"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, pay, location, and site

    Cons

    Culture, size of company, and management

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    Lockheed Martin2019-08-14
  4. "Good pay, terrible environment"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    Good pay, people are nice

    Cons

    Work environment is awful, Lockheed does not care about it's employee working conditions. Very small desk, no cell service, poorly maintained bathrooms and no snacks that you don't pay for

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    Lockheed Martin2019-08-20
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Good place to work, but could be great"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Manassas, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very interesting programs to work on. Good culture of respect and collaboration among the engineering staff. Lots of really smart, highly capable coworkers. Stable work - many of the contracts we have have been with us for years. Good work-life balance. Manassas is well situated for a variety of living options - you can live away from DC and have a reasonably affordable house on a decent sized lot, or you can live towards DC and have easy access to the amenities of the big city (and a reverse commute).

    Cons

    Pay and benefits are mediocre. Salaries for existing employees gradually fall more and more below market as the maximum "merit" raises possible don't keep pace with industry salary growth, or even with updates to the corporate pay scales. Facility is old, and in many ways run-down. Restrooms haven't been updated in decades, and haven't been deep cleaned or maintained properly for years - several regularly have standing water from leaking plumbing. IT infrastructure and policies are archaic. Two monitors for engineers is not a big ask.

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    Lockheed Martin2019-07-21
  6. "Gov't contracting is not the best envirenment for productive SW development."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Moorestown, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flex hours Easy work Never run out of things to do

    Cons

    Can get boring quick Once you stop learning their way of doing things you stop learning and become stagnant Not a great place to work for more that 3 years. Use 20+ year old out dated technologies simply for the fact of being lazy/not having contract money. Non rewarding work. Poorly managed and contract work can just get pulled out from under you, it happens quite often. Working on something for months then you have to full stop on it because there is no money. Then months later you need to ramp back up on it finish it out in an unreasonable time frame.

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    Lockheed Martin2019-08-12
  7. "Great place to get started"

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    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This has been an awesome company to get started, as they really give you plenty of time to get spun up and learn a lot about the products you're using.

    Cons

    That pro has a major con, its kinda slow. Not super slow, but you probably won't hop around a whole lot and it's hard to get new tech ideas in the project team you're on unless you really know who to push.

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    Lockheed Martin2019-07-25
  8. "Great company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and flexibility, stability and longevity.

    Cons

    Most programs have very tight schedules requiring long hours and can be a bit stressful environment depending on which program your work on.

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    Lockheed Martin2019-07-22
  9. Helpful (3)

    "a place to "work" for the rest of your life"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - consistent work schedule, every other friday is off (because 9 hour work days). Ample vacation time given and freedom to use it practically whenever you want, with very little notice required. - salary that's basically guaranteed to increase the longer you stay, practically irrespective of performance - very few managers that expect more from you than what everyone around you is willing to give in terms of effort

    Cons

    - LM perpetuates a culture where an employee is encouraged to create/"own" one specific, very nice part of the pipeline, and then sit on that and guard work on it jealously for 35+ years until they retire. If you do not find your hill to die on within your first year at Lockheed, i.e. before you get your security and program clearance, you will likely leave within the next year. - progress moves at a pace that would generously be described as glacial. Writing a simple in-house tool in python requires getting that version of python approved by the government, which will take 6+ months. - software engineers are put in the basement, with "break rooms" that are a counter, a microwave, trashcans and a fridge that is never cleaned. No sinks. The water "fountain" tastes disgusting and there are rumors that the water is radiated as it comes from the nearby lake, where nuclear power was tested in the 80s. Good reason to make use of the awesome health benefits. The area you move to once you have security clearance is known to have an extreme rat problem. - LM overhires because it knows that about half of the new hires will leave within a year, and there is little to no work given to anyone without security clearance. But the government requires that everyone who is paid on their contracts with LM be working the whole time, so you are expected to look VERY busy at all times, but do nothing. People who are cleared (have security clearance) and stressed from overwork sitting next to you will rat you out to management if they suspect you don't look busy enough.

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    Lockheed Martin2019-07-22
  10. "Nice Internship"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin for less than a year

    Pros

    Relaxing environment, flex schedule, Housing stipend

    Cons

    Not really a set internship program so varies depending on what project/team you get placed with

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    Lockheed Martin2019-07-01
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