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Lockheed Martin Senior Systems Engineer Reviews

Updated 22 September 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Overall a strong company to work for"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer Senior in Havant, England
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer Senior in Havant, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very ethical, diverse company. Lots of depth in some areas (i.e. key programmes / products). Well understood structure, plenty of room for movement.

    Cons

    Very deep hierarchy, can be at risk of being pigeon-holed and therefore remove ability to move between roles. Very process heavy.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees, understand some subtle feedback and know when to accept advice from those who are your junior. Encourage alternative ways of doing things rather than 'it's this way or the highway'.


  2. "lay off warn notice on my first day"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Ogden, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Ogden, UT (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Big company but a small work group lots of meetings with food

    Cons

    hired me in for a project that was cancled the day I started. gave me a verbal warn notice for layoff on my first day. reporting manager totally uninvested in helping me integrate into the new team. lots of turn over

    Advice to Management

    there is more to work than just occupying a desk. boredom is bad


  3. "Overall good experience"

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

    Pros

    Great benefits: vacation, 401k matching, medical and good pay. Engaging, challenging work, lots of different kinds of jobs and opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Work environment is very dependent on the business unit and culture of a particular program. Some programs are fast paced and modern while others are slow paced, very bureaucratic, highly political and outdated. Depending on the program you could be working on the latest tech or you could be working on very outdated tech from legacy projects.


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  5. "Good to Excellent for a Large Corporation"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Orlando, FL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variety of work available
    Job stability through market volatility

    Cons

    Potential for career stagnation without a lot of individual effort
    Inefficiency in processes due to the nature of the large corporation and business model

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people what they are worth on the open market or even, gasp, slightly better, if you truly believe you hire the best people.


  6. "LM Fort Worth"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay, Good Benefits, Challenging Work

    Cons

    Layoffs are frequent, rehire laid off people often


  7. "Great opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Stratford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Stratford, CT (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are many opportunities to wokr on exciting projects at Sikorsky.

    Cons

    No remarkable cons that you won't find at any company


  8. "Systems Engineer Sr"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Herndon, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Herndon, VA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with lots of different programs and opportunities

    Cons

    Just a number, not a individual, some managers lack true leadership qualities and are only interested in furthering their careers


  9. "20+ years working for Lockheed"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer Senior Staff
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer Senior Staff
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good environment with people taking care of you.

    Cons

    Not much opt for advancement


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Depends on the program you work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Employees are genuinely interested in the work
    - Exciting technology
    - Multiple disciplines and opportunities
    - Long term career prospects
    - Work-life balance
    - Decent retirement
    - Somewhat competitive pay

    Cons

    - Opportunities for advancement are limited because few retire
    - Leadership/management take a long time to change
    - Recognition of successes can be few-and-far between


  11. Helpful (3)

    "It has been my only company out of college"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I do enjoy the Work/Life balance here. We also get paid on a weekly basis. All employees get time off around the holidays. We work on 9/80 schedule.

    Cons

    It's seems like the time needed for a promotion takes a lot longer than necessary. The average compensation package seems lower than national average.