During heavy work periods, it is quiet and easy to focus. The culture of our team is quite relaxed - we all get along and share jokes, but we understand when work needs to be done. Conflict in the office is very minimal, and everyone wants to get the job done well. We're in a low-wall cubicle layout with the engineering team all sitting together. This makes it much easier to quickly get a question answered if necessary. Teamwork is valued - I have participated in a fair bit of pair programming with experienced developers, and everyone is more than willing to help on any problem that any team member has.
Relatively short interview with future manager. Went through university achievements and results, areas of study. Also discussed social activities listed on resume. Discussion of security clearance requirement to work for company.
Unsure what pay rise can be expected upon a promotion, however within a normal year, pay increase is between 0 - 5% pa. Pay for graduates is pretty decent - on par with DoD and other Defence Contractors. No bonuses available as far as I'm aware.
I was part of the GCC challenge - where a team of 7 participants will carry pedometers and track their steps throughout a 100 day period, and compete with other teams from countries all around the world. Lockheed also provides support for its employees through a program provided by HR.