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Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated 22 September 2017
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  1. "New review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Adelaide
    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Adelaide
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great job awesome learning experience. You get to test system from ground floor and really see how system works

    Cons

    Intense trying and great time spent test and training

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing great job


  2. "really bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    fantastic company in the USA

    Cons

    staff turnover is horrendous in Canberra Australia, plus management and staff are predominantly military individuals with no social etiquette... just a military boys club...

    Advice to Management

    you need to get new blood filtering into the company from all industries to get rid of the boring military culture


  3. "Security"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good water flask provided. Tea and coffee provided. Not bad socials functions. Good training videos. Quality furniture and workspace assessments

    Cons

    Hire unqualified people to lead teams, toxic and unethical work environment. Lack of organisation, failure to recognise quality staff. Poor management skills.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the people who actually do the work, not the ones that take credit for other people's work.


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  5. "Lockheed Martin Shiftworker"

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    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Laverton, Western Australia
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Laverton, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time

    Pros

    Full time job, medium job security, Defence related unlikely to be axed.

    Cons

    Very low Base pay with long hours and constant shift work. Salary seems good at first but is really quite low at about $24/Hr or less. Pay rises are lower than CPI most years. Salary of about $90000 seems ok but is in actual fact well earned by mandatory and considerable overtime and long 12 Hr shifts. Highly skilled and experienced Emplyees are earning little more than minimum Award wages for longer hours worked plus National Employment Standard (NES) mandatory allowances.

    Advice to Management

    Need to look after existing and new employees better. Cease cutting staff numbers and real wages. Stop increasing hours employees have to work, especially unpaid hours work.


  6. "Mixed bag - Choose your program wisely"

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Canberra
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Canberra
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Being a bigger company they have the financial resources to offer decent training. They have an exciting group of projects to work on and movement within the programs is possible for the right skill sets.

    Cons

    There seems to be a lot of political games and management make decisions behind closed doors which doesn't instill confidence in teams. Team Leaders and Senior staff often don't have the support they need to manage both people and work. HR is based in US which means any negotiations take longer than they should.

    Advice to Management

    While there is a great deal of communication about the programs, much of it is reactive and the thinking behind strategic directions is secretive. Trust would go a long way to building loyalty.


  7. "Secure jobs with reasonable salaries"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Melbourne
    Recommends

    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 Management

    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.


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    "Retired Professional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge opportunities for changes in skill development within the company. Highly ethical environment. Many sites now do 9/80 work weeks giving you every other Friday off.

    Cons

    Company is tied to government spending and therefore there are layoff potentials. Career expansion opportunities often involve ability to relocate


  9. "Good work- life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time

    Pros

    9/80 schedule, work life balance and flex time/ comp time

    Cons

    slow to change, as with any large company - lots of bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Be flexible and open to creativity


  10. "Software Engineer Asc"

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    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Owego, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Owego, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very great company to work for, great pay and benefits, and a very well known defense and space compnay

    Cons

    Very political, some projects are managed poorly


  11. "Team Lead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time

    Pros

    work and life balance is great

    Cons

    great for lateral moves but not for verticle


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