Lockheed Martin

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Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated 14 December 2014
Updated 14 December 2014
2,518 Reviews
3.5
2,518 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 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
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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  

    Solid Stable Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contracts in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Contracts in Washington, DC (US)

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Company values, people and focus on the mission are positive attributes

    Cons

    Exceedingly difficult to advance beyond the 3-5% annual merit increases.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work

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

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    team environment, opportunities for advancement, work / life balance, safety was paramount

    Cons

    working around hazardous chemicals, (these areas were clearly marked and safety was definitely enforced in these areas)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice, thanks for the opportunities and for making Lockheed Martin a great place to work! Godspeed!!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work - but have to leave to become management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Orlando, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Orlando, FL (US)

    I worked at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    I loved the opportunities they have given to me. They are receptive to new opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    There is a lot of red tape and hard to move up as with many large corp

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The yearly survey is not going to tell the whole story of employee happiness. Retention of ISLDP especially is now, likely because they are being held back even when they are qualified due to all of the HR red tape and they jump ship for a company that wants all of their talent. I have seen this so many times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company, problem holding on to talent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IA Engineer in Warminster, PA (US)
    Current Employee - IA Engineer in Warminster, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great company culture and benefits

    Cons

    Leadership had a hard time keeping contracts

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Great experience to date at Lockheed Martin

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Asc in Littleton, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Asc in Littleton, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    I love the 9x80 work week, I also have the ability to come in whenever Id like which is really nice. I have a lot of opportunities to travel, which is possible because of Lockheed's large budget and extensive list of business partners. The company really tries to take care of its customers with good health benefits/incentives, discount programs, credit unions, the list goes on. LM is very active in the surrounding communities with volunteering and reaching out to youth.

    Cons

    The yearly LM commit performance reviews are somewhat annoying but it seems like most large companies are doing something similar. With my job, I sometimes have to be on call for emergencies or at times am scheduled to work critical events in the middle of the night.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Lockheed Martin

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ESH Engineer, Senior in Newtown, PA (US)
    Current Employee - ESH Engineer, Senior in Newtown, PA (US)

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Great company, good leadership, excellent leadership development and career development programs. Excellent mission overall at all levels. I work in compliance and thoroughly enjoy working with the professionals in my department and across all functional areas every day.

    Cons

    Not really a 'con', but something to be aware of: because of the critical nature of our mission, Lockheed is heavily process oriented. There are many procedures, quality checks, reporting processes, and other administrative requirements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest that there needs to be a more near-term career path for young professionals. Many recent graduates find themselves in departments with quite a few 30-year veterans. While this is great for mentoring, it limits near-term advancement potential unless the young professional has a strong career development plan and is willing to relocate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great starting company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Denver, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Denver, CO (US)

    I worked at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Great company to start working for. Plenty of resources available for learning, advancing, and leading.

    Cons

    It is a big company - there is quite a bit of dumb training and administrative junk that you have to dig through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find better ways to work in efficiencies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, good benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good work and personal life balance, secure teamwork, good benefits, management listens to employees, many events and activities going on in the company

    Cons

    It takes time to get promotions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to start out of college

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work ethics, company as a whole treat employees with respect

    Cons

    Company value people skill more than tech. Managers tend to have less technical skills and are compensate better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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