Lockheed Martin

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Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated 24 January 2015
Updated 24 January 2015
2,595 Reviews
3.5
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • This is really a wonderful place for a working mother - great work/life balance (in 222 reviews)

  • Work life balance; Good Benefits; 9/80 work weeks; Pension (although this has been eliminated for new employees) (in 96 reviews)


Cons
  • My program had mandatory overtime, seems like work/life balance might not be the best (in 50 reviews)

  • For a large company you would expect industry setting standards for benefits (in 70 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Secure jobs with reasonable salaries

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Melbourne

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    Quality 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 ManagementAdvice

    Take 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.

    Recommends
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Company with many opportunities for work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lockheed has many opportunities for different types of work. If you've got the ability then they will have opportunities to work. Most positions have a very flexible work schedules. For being a large corporation they try to make sure employees feel valued.

    Available work within Lockheed core locations are plenty

    Cons

    It's still a corporation and employees can easily fall through the cracks if they work outside of LM facilities.
    Available Work outside of Lockheed core locations are sparse.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A great company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Analyst
    Current Employee - Network Analyst

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have one of the best bosses I have ever worked for. The pay is good for the job I perform. They offer upward mobility for personnel as positions open.

    Cons

    The only Con I have is the timecard system, it is not user friendly and hard to enter corrections. There aren't any other cons that I can think of.

    Recommends
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    Ridiculously easy work for more money than is reasonable in the area.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Kings Bay, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Kings Bay, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, Frequent Raises, Good Benefits, Easy Work, No Pressure, Union, Upper Management.

    Cons

    Being forced to stay over based on seniority with the union, agonizingly slow and inefficient process, no one wants to improve the process because "It's always been that way", Lower management only cares about appeasing their superiors and not taking care of their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to who you put in charge, they can make or break a team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great place to work!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Work at a GSU of Lockheed in Texas. Great management support within the program. Management lets you do your job with little interference as long as the customer is happy and operations are compliant with the government and its contract.

    Cons

    Military biased company. Former enlisted military members stand little chance of upward mobility even if their education and experience is the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have very capable base line workers who deserve a chance to move up. Set up a REAL mentoring program that shows your commitment as they showed to Lockheed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Continuously evolving with many opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Analyst in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Analyst in Fort Worth, TX (US)

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great insurance, lots of opportunities for growth and experience

    Cons

    Very little training, mostly on-the-job training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to provide more formal training for new hires

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Lockheed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Fort Worth, TX (US)

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work Life Balance has good days and bad days. Depending on your team it can be good. Good benefit packages. 401K matching is good. Plenty of areas to grow.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy. Hard to gain technical experience as a young employee when half your work is merely to satisfy process. Get in a bad group, you will be miserable. Culture encourages mid-level leadership to hide failures because help provided is too much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline tools to actually help lighten work load. Make metrics collection automated across the board.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Lockheed

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Disaster Recovery Analyst in Rockville, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Disaster Recovery Analyst in Rockville, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Lockheed Martin has a very diverse culture. They believe in supporting work-life balance for employees.

    Cons

    There are innovative solutions being developed and implemented daily. There is always something new to learn.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Review of Space Systems Company, Sunnyvale

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Offers 9/80 schedule: 9 hrs M-Th, 8 hrs every other Friday (other Fridays are off)
    3 weeks vaca, Paid 1.5 week holiday around Christmas, New Years
    High ethical standards
    Brilliant people
    Challenging work - one-of-a-kind designs each time

    Cons

    Hard to move up the chain
    Need to actively search for growth opportunities
    Must rotate around to avoid becoming stagnant
    Change is slow

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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