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Lockheed Martin Systems Engineer Reviews

Updated 12 December 2017
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  1. "System Engineering Industrial Trainee"

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    Former Intern - Systems Engineering Industrial Trianee in Havant, England
    Former Intern - Systems Engineering Industrial Trianee in Havant, England

    I worked at Lockheed Martin as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Helpful staff, always willing to make time and explain things clearly
    - Interesting projects
    - Integrating with different engineers and project managers

    Cons

    - Lack of work sometimes
    - Very "old school" ways to complete engineering activites


  2. "System Engineer in Loockheed Martin (Aerospace Division)"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Sheffield, England
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Sheffield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, holiday package, learning opportunities

    Cons

    Very hard bureaucracy and paperwork


  3. "Interesting but flawed"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Ampthill, England
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Ampthill, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Different range of projects to work on
    Salary and general Ts and Cs are better than the industry average
    9 day working fortnight
    Great mix of people

    Cons

    Poor leadership and management
    Big projects badly run and out of control
    Site's future is uncertain beyond current projects


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  5. "UK - Great company"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Ampthill, England
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Ampthill, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Historic and great company to work for. You have a lot of backing, and funds to play with. Great exposure to seniors if you want it.

    I believe LM is really what you make of it, they really love Engineering SMEs but also allow you go to out the box in your career.

    Cons

    Still very US based, and don't really know how to do business outside of US government to government sales. Still sees the UK business as immature, even though we show them up a lot of times!

    Advice to Management

    You have a lot of experience in your UK work force on how to do international business, use it.


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    "Overall a strong company to work for"

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    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'.


  7. "Lead Systems Engineer"

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

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    System engineering and other Engineering fields

    Cons

    Can’t think of any cons at this time

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. "Lockheed Martin"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Moorestown, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Moorestown, NJ (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Plenty of interesting work.

    Cons

    The benefits are going downhill


  9. "Average work environment with bad management"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has pushed to make everything as average as possible (benefits, work environments, employee distributions, etc.). Hard to get fired.

    Cons

    Coworkers trying to climb ladder are aggressive, management is unprofessional and not supportive of employees. Many cases of employees breakdown due to manager. Most talented employees leave asap.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourself


  10. "Typical Large Company"

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    Current Employee - Staff Systems Engineer in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Staff 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, including first line management. Great projects to work on. Fulfilling to work on projects that support our military.

    Cons

    As you go up the management chain, there is less engagement with individual contributors.

    Advice to Management

    We are not plug and play, experience matters.


  11. "Safe and Reliable"

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

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

    Pros

    Lockheed avoids layoffs like the plague.

    Cons

    Standard issues with large corporations. Too big to innovate.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pushing specialists to the top, they cannot innovate if they don't understand total system development.