Lockheed Martin

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Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated 20 August 2014
Updated 20 August 2014
2,309 Reviews

3.4
2,309 Reviews
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Lockheed Martin President & COO Marillyn Hewson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • This is really a wonderful place for a working mother - great work/life balance (in 201 reviews)

  • 9/80 work schedules for many a real plus (alternate Fridays off) (in 84 reviews)


Cons
  • Depending on the program your work life balance can suffer (in 46 reviews)

  • This is a large company with all the usual shortfalls of management (in 68 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fort Worth, TX (US)

    Pros

    Flexible and positive environment, decent pay

    Cons

    Incompetent management/co-workers in some cases

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase hiring standards

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    As a government contractor never working at a company facility I still feel included.

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    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst  in  Saint Paul, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Saint Paul, MN (US)

    Pros

    extensive benefits and stock purchase and other financial benefits along with training and tuition/certification
    reimbursment up to $5400 a year

    Cons

    feeling dislocated from management and benefits it took me over two years to find out the opportunities available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR needs to have a presentation of benefits and when they are available to new employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Pleasant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The Benefits and the location

    Cons

    Not enough access when coming on b

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good but not great

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    Current Employee - Subcontracts Manager  in  Moorestown, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Subcontracts Manager in Moorestown, NJ (US)

    Pros

    All the benefits of working for a big company like training opportunity, lots of locations if you're willing to move, plenty to do if you want to try something new. Very good flexibility (everyone gets a laptop and full flex hour control). Pretty good school reimbursement program given most companies are eliminating this now.

    Cons

    As with any big company the bureaucracy is insane. Also take into account the customer (military) so in most cases LM ends up mirroring that type of infrastructure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Lockheed Martin was a company with good salaries and international benefits.

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator  in  Salalah (Oman)
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Salalah (Oman)

    Pros

    Salaries, benefits, and opportunities were excellent.

    Cons

    While the overall company was good, local leadership was often ineffective and difficult.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer  in  Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Fort Worth, TX (US)

    Pros

    As a retired military veteran, to work on a 5th generation program, gave me pride and the feeling that I was still contributing to the war fighters.

    Cons

    Lockheed has a tendency to place people in management positions that have little or no aviation experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilize your resources. The best ideas and processes come from those, on the floor with hands on experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Experience as an intern.

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    Current Employee - College Student Tech Spec  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - College Student Tech Spec in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    Pros

    Very organized and active intern program. Pay is good. They is very high retention and the likelihood of receiving a full time offer is very high. Pretty flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Moves slow at times. Spend a majority of your time crawling through the extensive processes and paper work to get something done

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent, ethical company

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    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager

    Pros

    There are several opportunities to change jobs frequently if this is what you enjoy. Contracts come and go which may be a CON for some. If you have been identified as a high-potential leader, adjacent opportunities will surface. Lockheed has a history of innovation and developing cutting edge technology; think: Mars Rover, F35, Cyber Security and many more. Probably some of the smartest people I know work at Lockheed.

    LM is also the most ethical company I have ever worked for and while there may be examples otherwise will deliver what it commits to customers. I have seen them lose millions on contracts to meet deliveries where others may walk or deliver half-baked solutions.

    Cons

    Lockheed is a typical fortune 50 business with a large bureaucratic system. Getting things done can be difficult although this has improved over the years as portions of the company have contracted due to smaller government budgets. Lockheed is very structured with a lot of individuals in support functions which could be seen as a PRO for some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management success at Lockheed is determined by your ability to plan, execute and deliver. Technical staff are expected to innovate and protect contracts from failing by ensuring technical solutions are sound and scalable systems. Transparency is incredibly important as well as chain of command.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Lockheed Martin

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer Senior Staff  in  Grand Prairie, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer Senior Staff in Grand Prairie, TX (US)

    Pros

    The company is a good company. It promotes a friendly environment work place. The company encourage its employee to do good job by providing leaderships, benefits, and top-of-the line technologies in the work environment.
    It provide assistance in tuition for each employee to get higher education. The benefits is good. The time-off policies is good. The company provide flexible work time.

    Cons

    The company provides on-site training, or trainings on selected seminar, trainings offered by other private organizations, universities. Each employee has opportunities for personal growth. Each employee will have a mentor to help him/her during his/her career at Lockheed Martin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Mangement is helpfy in helpin personal growth, training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent employer, excellent benefits, limited stability due to sequestration

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer Staff  in  Yuma, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer Staff in Yuma, AZ (US)

    Pros

    Flexibility in the workplace has been great. No two days are the same. Ever. As an engineer, you have access to the latest and greatest technologies and you actually get to integrate them into cutting-edge solutions. I've been able to work from home, work from abroad, work from the office and have never had an issue taking time off for personal business. Benefits are comparable to any large company and they seem to stay competitive with the marketplace.

    Cons

    As a large corporation, there are many hoops to jump through to get something done. Getting funding for materials can be challenging and there seems to be hardened obstacles at many turns. The annual evaluation process attempts to provide a balanced approach, but still ends up being based on a functional manager's preference and salesmanship in a group setting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revamp the evaluation process to be truly peer-based and with measured results. Open communication related to upcoming facility consolidations and layoffs would go a long way to increasing trust among the workforce.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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