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Lockheed Martin Software Engineer Reviews

Updated 12 January 2018
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good Start to Career - Pay is lower than market average though"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good start to a career, great experiences in medium-large scale programs, initial graduate salary is okay. Lots of brilliant engineers to learn from. Flexi-time is very good (when project deadlines are not around)

    Cons

    Lack of actual training (learning on the job is expected). Pay rises are not great at early stages in career. Pay discrepancies between

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the potential of all staff earlier on. Pay rises for junior staff is crucial to keeping the staff around. The pay gap between level 1 and 3 is far too large.


  2. "Severely Lacking in Good Practice!"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cafeteria closes up, leaves free coffee at end of the day. It is a great learning experience for dealing with less-than-ideal circumstances with inexperienced coworkers.

    Cons

    Lockheed Martin Canada is the worst company I have worked at. The people with the authority over projects make decisions without any good practices or engineering analysis. The pay is not competitive to say the least and being popular with coworkers is valued over technical excellence. Requirements do not exist and the agile methodology has been distorted to some abomination of project management that hardly manages the project at all. Be prepared to be the only contributor who hits his deadlines, Becauses milestones or satisfying the customer do not matter here.

    Advice to Management

    There is no saving grace to the management. Bad practice is left unchecked with people commenting out test suites when they break and "Unit Testing" is not considered worthy of allocating budget towards.

    There is no testing and it is the most disappointing aspect of the job; when I started the person in charge had a phenomenal understanding of good engineering process. New management took over and proceeded to steamroll the project right into the rotten mess of a codebase is. Do not expect to learn anything that is valuable from a technical standpoint here.


  3. "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


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  5. 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


  6. "Good people, poor management"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most co-workers were great. Interesting job. Pay is decent. Lots of different locations and programs to choose from.

    Cons

    Unethical hiring practices. Req"s are written for specific people, buried in the system, and held open for the minimum amount of time. People are hired and promoted based on who they know, not actual qualifications. Ethics guidelines in general do not seem to apply to management.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, interesting field of development work

    Cons

    Lots of training and clearance required before you can become involved with work.


  8. "Great Place to Work, disappointing benefits/raises."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. More laid-back, awesome first job. Learn a lot of new information. Vacation,

    Cons

    Health benefits are seemingly getting worse and fed to the employees as a positive. Raises per year are nearly capped at 2%, so don't expect much.

    Advice to Management

    Improve benefits, and increase pay to be more competitive.


  9. "Enjoyed my time"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Herndon, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Herndon, VA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging work environment that promoted personal growth.

    Cons

    Ask more feedback from employees.


  10. "Software Engineer Associate Position"

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    Former Contractor - Associate Software Engineer in Gaithersburg, MD (US)
    Former Contractor - Associate Software Engineer in Gaithersburg, MD (US)
    Recommends

    I worked at Lockheed Martin as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Everybody is very nice to work with. The management cares about you and is willing to listen to ideas

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to learn from"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Stratford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Stratford, CT (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    9/80 flex schedule, great place to learn from some very talented people, always something new to work on, good management flow-down

    Cons

    Difficult to get needed training, even good loyal employees can get lost in the masses when it comes to job recognition, sometimes the bureaucracy gets in the way of progress

    Advice to Management

    Don't take the talented, dedicated employees for granted. The company is inspiring to work for, but that can only go so far if you don't reward the strong employees with commensurate pay and promotions. Open up the checkbook for the worker-bee employees if you want to really increase productivity and company loyalty.