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Lockheed Martin Senior Software Engineer Reviews

Updated 24 March 2018
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  1. "Good Aerospace and Defence Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working for Aerospace and defence Company, good benefits, good number of annual leave allowance, varied technology stack work experience

    Cons

    Less Social work balance, working for government projects


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A good company but a bit stuck in the past"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Havant, England
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Havant, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid company to work for with lots of infrastructure and support, strong brand.

    Cons

    Stuck in the past, rigid processes and procedures

    Advice to Management

    Modernise the company, look to the new wave of successful brands

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Free Master’s then run!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in King of Prussia, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in King of Prussia, PA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you get into the right Engineering Leadership Development program (the right location) then you’ll get great experience with rotating to different jobs, taking development classes and getting your free Masters.

    Cons

    My ELDP program had very limited rotations to select from and you could t find one outside of your immediate location. Also, working in a classified environment is no fun! No cell phone, sometimes no internet! Wry restricive. They also take a long time to promote. It seems like they go through staff reductions every few years as well. Management is pretty bad there as well. There are many many layers of useless managers. Here also isn’t a clear track to the higher up positions. Th pay is also not brynorofictive unless you’re experienced coming from the outside into a higher up role. The yearly bonus system is a joke and your salary won’t move very much in th average year. This was from the King of Prussia area so maybe it’s better elsewhere!

    Advice to Management

    More competitive salaries. Better paths to higher level jobs, promote better managers!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Software Engineer- Old boys club in Valley Forge, PA"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in King of Prussia, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in King of Prussia, PA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    9/80 schedule and flexibility, cool work, smart people to work with (sometimes), good pto accruing. Learn new concepts and techniques (sometimes), great place to build a career if you know the right people.

    Cons

    Only path to upward mobility is if you're friends with the managers or they really like you. Qualifications and experience don't matter when promoting from within. Low pay for experienced professionals (about 10% below market), poor medical benefits, struggling to recruit the right talent for some of the work they're trying to do. They have a long way to go for diversity & inclusion.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to hire and keep good talent then reward them based on the market rates. When promoting from within look at the candidates qualifications and experience instead of whether u like him as a friend or golf buddy.


  5. "Bleeding edge of technology"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palmdale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palmdale, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    smart people, solid products, good benefits

    Cons

    nothing to report, all good

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


  6. "Good Company But..."

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cape Canaveral, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cape Canaveral, FL (US)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for with great benefits and PTO. Salary was excellent for the location that I worked (cape Canaveral). Management was good except...

    Cons

    My only complaint was that much of the work I did could have been done from home to save me a long drive to work but upper management seemed to have a phobia about employees not being seen at the office. The times I was able to work from home I got much more done.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up the reigns on working from home.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Peter Principal"

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

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (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.

  8. "Great for fresh college grads"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Orlando, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Orlando, FL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lockheed Martin hires a good amount of fresh college grads, and is a great way to start a career. I liked the people I worked with, and everyone was nice.

    Cons

    The work can be a bit repetitive or not as exciting as other jobs.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Virulent"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Easy, Secure, and Stable Job.

    Cons

    Worst corporate culture; Bureuaracy is king; Highly politicized criteria for business decisions, leadership development programs, on the job training opportunities, and promotions; benefits and yearly compensation are sub-par in comparison to competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the lip talk. Take better care of employees instead of your own profit margin.


  10. "Absolute Hands Down Best Company In the World."

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

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (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