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Lockheed Martin Staff Software Engineer Reviews

Updated 24 Aug 2019

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Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson
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24 Ratings
  1. "One of the best defense contractors to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Good salaries. Decent benefits. Interesting work. Will pay overtime to salaried workers in certain circumstances. Layoffs are rare. When layoffs do occur, they are managed fairly and with significant advance notice.

    Cons

    Promotions are rare for senior level and difficult. You have to change positions to get promoted. But, most internal positions are "wired". Bonuses and cash awards are a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Reward people for the work they do, not for the value of the position they are in.

    Lockheed Martin2019-08-24
  2. "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.

    Lockheed Martin2019-07-22
  3. "Your Mileage May Vary"

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    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    LM is a HUGE company consisting of many different business units and sub units. As a company they're impressive in that they offer such a wide variety of possibilities for the career minded individual.

    Cons

    Corporate bureaucracy may come with the territory.

    Lockheed Martin2018-06-06
  4. Helpful (7)

    "Peter Principal"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool technology. Beautiful campus. Good salaries.

    Cons

    Ridicuously metrics driven. Technology company where technical ability is not valued. Employees are not valued. Manangement referrs to talent as "resources". The people doing the work that requires technical ability are the least valued.

    Advice to Management

    Spend less time trying to look good on paper and find out what is needed to make real progress. Modernize software development tools and methodologies.

    Lockheed Martin2017-12-01
  5. "Software Engineer at Lockheed Martin"

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are lots of very interesting and challenging problems to work on. The work is very rewarding and fulfilling. I've worked in 3 different business areas so there's quite a bit of opportunity to move around if that's what you want. There are locations all over the US. I have always been impressed with the extremely intelligent and talented people I've worked with during the 15 years I've worked there.

    Cons

    It's a very, very big company and there is substantial management overhead. There isn't a real strong technical career path for mid-level engineers or beyond. The benefits keep getting worse.

    Lockheed Martin2017-09-15
  6. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flex Time and independent schedule

    Cons

    Politics of core management to interfere with daily work life.

    Advice to Management

    Allow workers more freedom to use phone and computer so they don't sneak off to use their smart phone.

    Lockheed Martin2017-07-29
  7. "Absolute Hands Down Best Company In the World."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer, Senior Staff 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits, Managers, Coworkers and Life Balance

    Cons

    Overwhelming sense of commitment to the cause can spoil some of the pros

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, and dont sell off any more divisions

    Lockheed Martin2017-05-16
  8. "Great ride!"

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    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work life balance, education reimbursement, and growth

    Cons

    small fish in large pond

    Lockheed Martin2017-05-04
  9. "Software engineer senior"

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    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversity inclusion, company provides good opportunities, good benefits, competitive salary, provides international work and experiences, good travel opportunities.

    Cons

    They have lots of processes that can slow down overall productivity. I suppose it's expected, given their CMMI5 credentials. Management can also be a little rigid and lacks open mindedness

    Lockheed Martin2017-05-06
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Plus's &Minus's"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer Staff in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of exciting work, great people to work with

    Cons

    over emphasis on cost, no consideration for the "intangibles" because they can't be counted

    Advice to Management

    Don't let immediate costs cloud your judgement about the future.

    Lockheed Martin2016-10-28
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