Lockheed Martin
3.4 of 5 2,014 reviews
www.lockheedmartin.com Bethesda, MD 5000+ Employees

Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.4 2,014 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

Lockheed Martin President & COO Marillyn Hewson

Marillyn Hewson

(369 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "This is really a wonderful place for a working mother - great work/life balance"
    in 178 reviews
  • "with a 9/80 work schedule we are off every other Friday"
    in 78 reviews
Cons:
  • "Also, it's a crapshoot when it comes to the "work/life balance" they advertise"
    in 38 reviews
  • "Large company in a contacting field makes it difficult to feel part of the company"
    in 65 reviews
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Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Melbourne

I have been working at Lockheed Martin

ProsGood company to work for and the job tasks are interesting with the support of talented individuals.
Strategic direction is solid with the backing of the US parent company.

ConsQuality processes can be lacking in some areas and need to followed by many employees.
Due to rapid growth a new work site is seriously in order.
Middle and uppermangement tend to make decisions behind closed doors and decisions are usually reactive.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake the time to listen to your engineers. They want to help if you support them. You career incentives need are good looking at because they dont exist, leaving a fairly unmotivated employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good with just a few rough patches.

Systems Engineer, Senior Staff (Former Employee)
Denver, CO (US)

I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time for more than 10 years

ProsReasonably well run company. Variety of work. Great colleagues. Interesting projects. Lots of training and educational support. Pay and benefits better than industry standards.

ConsStill kind of an old boy's network. Uneven advancement. Placement of employees exposed by project contractions is poor. Highly expert specialists are considered a burden to programs.

Advice to Senior ManagementSay what you do, do what you say.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Mechanical Designer (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA (US)

I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time for more than 5 years

ProsI have been working in Lockheed Martin for 6 years. I love to work with this company because I love military.

ConsI like to design in mechanical equipments and everyone in the same department.

Advice to Senior ManagementMy manager is good guy and helped employees with fair.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time

ProsDiversity of exposure to technical experiences.

ConsMore commercial environment exposure to enhance diversified experiences.

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Great way to start my career - company really believes in its engineers and supports them.

Staff Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
Rockville, MD (US)

I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time for more than 8 years

ProsTons of leadership training, ability to transfer within the company, solid and clear path to promotion, especially at junior levels. Met some great managers and engineers. Strongly motivate leaders to mentor others and it is a team atmosphere, not competitive within. Definitely recommend, especially to young career folks or those who like the structure and stability of a large company. Plus the stock has been killing it lately in the market.

ConsFederal budgets are declining and therefore LM budgets too - they have been tightening belt and doing layoffs. Not a fast pace of change. Depends on what work you do and what you're interested in, but I never really liked the whole "blowing stuff up" part of the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementIS&GS policy on telecommuters paying for their own travel took this high-pot outside the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Intern (Current Employee)
Orlando, FL (US)

I have been working at Lockheed Martin as an intern for less than a year

ProsLearned a lot in the field of computer science

ConsLocation is far from UCF

Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very nice place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Lockheed Martin

ProsWork with full freedom and you can come up with new innovative ideas

ConsEmployee Benefits like health insurance and bonus

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company to work for if you are in Software Development

Principal Systems Development Specialist (Former Employee)
Denver, CO (US)

I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSolid People to work with. Very collaborative and rewarding, great benefits

ConsThe project I was working on was not secured when it came time for renewal

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Work/Life Balance, Top-Heavy Managements

Embedded Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Fort Worth, TX (US)

I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time for more than 3 years

ProsCool products, excellent flexibility and work/life balance. Good people to work with.

ConsSalary not great for software engineers. Because of the excess of 40-50 year old engineers, it is very hard for a young, high-achieving engineer to advance. Because of government customer, lots of red tape and paperwork. Cumbersome engineering processes.

Advice to Senior ManagementWhen you pick out young engineers to develop and train, put your money where your mouth is. Take risks, give promotions where they are deserved. Value strong performance over years of experience.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Systems Engineer

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Lockheed Martin

ProsGood work environment. Great pay.

ConsBenefits seem to be lowering

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