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High value company with updward mobility....if you are in the right profession

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Current Employee - Configuration Analyst, Senior in Grand Prairie, TX (US)
Current Employee - Configuration Analyst, Senior in Grand Prairie, TX (US)

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

Pros

Lockheed Martin has great values and provides products that protect the war fighters and America. I think the compensation and benefits are very good compared to the rest of corporate America. You work on very advanced technology which is rare.

Cons

There is a lot of opportunity for advancement especially with the baby boomer generation getting close to retirement which Lockheed has a lot of. Unfortuntely you need to be in Engineering or Finance to really have any possibility of real career advancement. There aren't a lot of opportunities for the rest of us despite our strong leadership abilities.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't just look at someones education or current position when it comes to leadership positions. If someone has strong character, values, and work ethic they will probably be a better manager than say someone who has an engineering background but doesn't know how to work with people.

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    Satellite Systems Engineer.. 18 month sting and OUT....

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    Current Employee - Satellite Systems Engineer in Springfield, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Satellite Systems Engineer in Springfield, VA (US)

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Security Clearance
    Great pay out of undergrad (because of shift differential)
    Lots of other young/recent grads
    Smart people
    Advancement opportunities (if you like satellite operations)
    NEVER bring work home with you - you'll go to jail if you do!
    8 hours per day... and that's it!!
    Great hours/benefits

    Cons

    Shift Schedule - The rotating shift schedule was tough. It's hard for some to stay healthy becuase of the hours, eating habits, etc. And bye bye to half your weekends!

    The company is HUGE and obviously pretty silo-ed. If you want to go somewhere else after your 18th month stint it's not like your boss can call his buddy over in a different business unit to help you out.

    I thought the work was incredibly boring. Many of my peers LOVED it and wanted to stay in highly technical satellite operations for the rest of the career, never seeing the light of day, traveling, etc. I think I'm almost too much of a mover/shaker for a job like this.

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    Challenging and dynamic work environment for motivated professional

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst

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

    Pros

    Exciting projects
    Good pay
    good opportunity for upward mobility if you are driven and career focused
    Great opportunity to work on some of the most cutting edge technologies in the world

    Cons

    Segmented businesses
    Work life balance
    Can sometimes get locked into a specific project or program, particularly if you become very valuable to the clients that you support. Sometimes hard to move from program to program

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