Lockheed Martin Employee Reviews about "large company"
84% would recommend to a friend
(1932 total reviews)
James D. Taiclet
89% approve of CEO
Found 1,932 of over 13T reviews
Updated 4 Dec 2023
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- "Good Benefits and a full catalog of potential tech careers can be had working for them." (in 1228 reviews)
- "Good pay; and you get to work around some amazing machinery that will fight wars and save lives." (in 846 reviews)
- "Great People and very helpful" (in 691 reviews)
- "They employ a very dynamic and talented workforce and encourage a good work/ life balance." (in 657 reviews)
- "Pay attention to that and make sure you negotiate a good salary when you arrive." (in 253 reviews)
- "Poor management and hard to get things accomplished" (in 459 reviews)
- "Some managers have absolutely zero clue how anything actually gets done and are poor leaders.'" (in 263 reviews)
- "Chummy upper management." (in 120 reviews)
- "No training funds for self" (in 116 reviews)
- "Senior leadership had a very difficult time articulating that overall strategy and direction for the division." (in 116 reviews)
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- 4.011 Jun 2022Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Not sure you will find another company with better 401K benefits and extra benefits you can add on
Upward mobility may be difficult depending on the career field.
- 4.07 Oct 2022Mechanical Design EngineerCurrent Employee
Great Work Life Many Different Work Opportunities in Company Fluid Employee Movement between Technical and Managerial Roles
Pay should match competitors and industry peers
- 5.09 Feb 2022Systems EngineerCurrent EmployeeWashington, DC
Great opportunities for growth and change of area within the many different sectors of the company
Pay could be more competitive
- 1.09 Oct 2021EngineerFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsSilverdale, WA
- The company provides yearly flu shots - The miserable conditions allow you to bond with coworkers over your shared hatred
- No career advancement (only advancement is by switching careers) - Multiple security gates and then bus transport to building, which is all unpaid - Childish management with zero experience outside of Lockheed - Any opportunities you receive that cause your work to deviate from the normal cause massive jealousy and resentment from coworkers. Which is understandable because there are no challenges or independence - Management assigns busy work that does little to benefit the company or your career, yet despite being pointless it is used to define your performance - Mottos such as “Know (no) change” - The longer you work here, the more useless you become as an engineer. Being a 30 year old program, there is no reason to use any engineering tools or technologies. Any analysis is done offsite. So, any tools or technology you’ve learned at previous jobs or during school will advance while you slowly die on the inside - due to secure environment, nothing with a camera, Bluetooth or wifi is allowed (and this includes ALL cell phones (even ones without those features)) - heavy micromanagement (which is bizarre because there is very little to do) because there is a management heavy structure. My current company has less managers for 250 engineers then this place did for 25 - work in windowless buildings - coworkers and management are paranoid and suspect ulterior motives about any request (it’s ridiculous. even if you legitimately are trying to do something good for business such as finishing a report in a building that stays open, you’re suspected of trying to pull a scam or charge less hours) - completely inflexible working hours. Enjoy the 6am start! And be prepared to be a bad egg if you suggest any suggestion for an alternative and everyone whispering “who does he think he is” behind your back - you’re the forgotten branch of Lockheed and on a military base so most company onsite benefit or celebration isn’t applicable If you want to do the same robotic task every single day, think that other people succeeding makes you look bad, enjoy watching the joy slowly evaporate from coworkers and are offended by other people’s happiness - SWFPAC would love to have you8
- 4.01 Oct 2021Airframe Design Engineer IIICurrent EmployeeStratford, CT
Pay is great for industry.
Culture sucks. Other Aeropsace companies are far less revolved around proddutivity and the benefits are not that good compared to other places
- 4.027 Sept 2021Software EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearFort Worth, TX
This is a good company for those who are working here for the long run. The company has a good work place balance and has a lot of different fields that you can branch into
The biggest con is that the work there isn’t as exciting. You learn a lot but not specifically to software engineering. You’re learning more of the plane then actually developing your software engineering skills
- 5.010 Dec 2015FSOFormer Employee, more than 8 yearsBethesda, MD
The company contract leadership was outstanding and tried to provide a clear foundation for their actions
The senior management of security was limited in their responses to the contracting issues concerning new work.
- 2.012 May 2014Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 5 years
-There is a decent amount of company-sponsored training -The Leadership Programs are reasonably well managed - Well-recognized name in the industry - The Executive Branch is strong and does a good job of managing the company from the top
-Endless bueracracy -Middle management has some really low caliber people I've ever met (who are there only because of their tenure)- this can create tension when they are working with high potentials on their staff. Management also does not seem to have a lot of integrity and is willing to toss the blame down to save themselves. HR will always side with management. -Slow-paced work that is not exciting -The company likes to think of itself as a premier place to work, which can be annoying -The good ol' boys club dictates everything. This can be true at a lot of places, but not on the scale that it is at LM. -Industry in general is not poised for growth3
- 5.019 Jan 2021Contracts SpecialistFormer Employee
Great experience upfront, impressive as a first job out of college. Great place to end your career, excellent work/life balance.
Growth opportunity and cutting edge/competitive experience not here after initial learning curve (not transferable to other companies really)
- 4.011 Feb 2023Capture ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsOrlando, FL
Very Flexible and Supportive Environment, good challenging work if you work in one of the new technology development areas. If you work on the big programs it is less exciting but it is good steady and reliable work. I have to say Lockheed handled the pandemic well and in general respected and supported their employees. That support continues today with a much more flexible work environment.
Processes are not well documented and the usual ossification of a big corporation in terms of focus and pursuits. If you are looking for a more agile culture you may find it in one of the Corporate run labs but not in the main Business Units (Aero, RMS, MFC, Space). That said it is a big company so some groups within the Business Units are quite innovative and motivated. The company is good at what it does (defense systems) and as long as that is where you want to focus your career you will do fine.