Lockheed Martin

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Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated 22 October 2014
Updated 22 October 2014
2,421 Reviews
3.4
2,421 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 221 reviews)

  • Flex-time - especially the 9/80 work schedule (in 95 reviews)


Cons
  • Often times work-life balance is work focused, unless you are in leadership positions (in 47 reviews)

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

    Stable and solid place to work at, but a bit boring.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Herndon, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Herndon, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    -Like-minded employees who are easy to get along with.
    -Good benefits such as getting educational degrees paid by the company.
    -Work-life balance: flexible working hours and plenty of vacation time.
    -Up-to-date technology: Using Visual Studio 2013 and .NET 4.5.
    -Good freedom to work on different projects within a program.

    Cons

    -Good employees aren't acknowledged as much as they should due to the deep management chain.
    -Raises are too small.
    -Sterile work environment: basic cube-farm with little accommodations for employees and no place to relax and hang out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make things more interesting or fun for employees, e.g. look up Google's work environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lockheed Martin provides challenging engineering and technology opportunities, both in USA and around the world.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Moorestown, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Moorestown, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Challenging tasks. Worldwide travel. Cutting edge technology. Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Advancement of unskilled engineering professionals to technical management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more time in current employees, whom have vast amounts of experience, and have been instrumental in Lockheed's successes, versus (overly) focusing on hiring and promoting new, very young talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern

    Former Employee - Intern in Orlando, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Orlando, FL (US)

    I worked at Lockheed Martin as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, they give you meaningful projects and don't make you feel like an intern. Very organized intern program, given a supervisor and "buddy" on the first day to help ease the transition. Everyone is very helpful and treat interns well.

    Cons

    Low starting salary unless you get into leadership development programs.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Stable Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Pros

    If you are identified as a high contributor you are treated well. Decent benefits, very good work/life balance most of the time. Never said no to a vacation and the experience has been very good upt ot his point.

    Cons

    Most of the leadership is progressive with their attitude towards the workforce. Some is not. So sometimes I have found it difficult to fight the balance between walking a politically correct type approach and a get it done type attitude. I don't know that this is company specific, just something that struck me as odd.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Positive experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Training is good. Opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Defense business is highly cyclical.

  8.  

    Fair

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Denver, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    Good programs, great people to work with, the company is huge so it's easier to move around while staying employed

    Cons

    Diminishing benefits, can get very political, salary growth is not where it could be

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would come up with better ways to evaluate employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, stable professional organization

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Subcontract Administrator in Las Vegas, NV (US)
    Former Employee - Subcontract Administrator in Las Vegas, NV (US)

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

    Pros

    Great salary
    Great benefits
    Opportunities for growth

    Cons

    The office locations within the Nevada region are quite limited

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Top Notch company in every sense of the word. We never forget who we work for terrific company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Management Associate Manager in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Current Employee - Program Management Associate Manager in Kabul (Afghanistan)

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

    Pros

    Proactive approach to everything they do they want to earn and keep business. Extremely gifted company that take the time for the individual

    Cons

    None I have not one bad ting to say about Lockheed Martin, it is truly a pleasure to work for this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work correspondence is at the highest level I have ever seen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to learn & grow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Staff in Boulder, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Staff in Boulder, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    Lots of great opportunities if you work hard and put yourself out there. High expectations which helps ensure people are pulling their weight and doing a good job.

    Cons

    The outlook can be tough because there isn't a lot of new work at some locations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to have high expectations but remember folks need some work life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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