Lockheed Martin was a good place to work
Senior Systems Integration Analyst (Former Employee) – Cape Canaveral, FL – July 13, 2018
Lockheed Martin was a good place to work and retire from but the old Lockheed Missiles and Space Company was much better and I would have given that company 5 stars across the board. Prior to Lockheed's merger with Martin Marietta, LMSC valued and made use of a wonderful synthesis of people with diverse backgrounds, specifically ex-military with hands-on experience and degreed engineers. After Martin Marietta came into the mix, the old Lockheed was dead and was replaced by a very PC environment that valued a 22 year old kid with a degree in music or basket weaving over an ex-military person with decades of experience dedicated to the defense of the US...this was a shame because along with the devalue of hands-on expertise, there was a significant loss of the esprit de corps and collaboration that was based upon contractor-customer trust; the trust went out the window and pursuit of profits by the corporation became more important that deliverables that reflected a sensible calculus of cost, schedule, and technical performance. I am not a bitter LM retiree but along with others, I saw the change: a really great company devolved into a good company once Martin Marietta's values replaced LMSCs.
Great work life balance; work with a lot of professional individuals
Lack of corporate/customer partnership