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Updated 13 Feb 2019

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Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson
Marillyn Hewson
19 Ratings
  1. "Great work, below average pay"

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    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Design Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Absolutely incredible individuals. The talent pool is exceptional and I learned so much and worked on interesting aerospace projects.

    Cons

    I couldn’t handle being paid less than my peers in the industry on the west coast any longer. Left for a huge increase in salary at a similar company

    Advice to Management

    Please pay appropriately for skill level

    Lockheed Martin2019-02-13
  2. "Fulfilling, stable work. Can be overly bureaucratic at times."

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    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Littleton, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    We get to work on things that push boundaries. Lots of job security. Decent 401k. 9/80 schedule is nice. Slowly adjusting to allow more remote work.

    Cons

    Overall programmatic management and efficiency is poor, but that’s partly due to the customer (NASA). Health care could be better. A little slow to adopt new technology and ways of doing things.

    Advice to Management

    Plan things out. Understand how you are going to need to allocate resources to meet schedules. Don’t just expect the employees to figure it out for you. Invest in employees more with training. Be better about establishing and enforcing standards for producing and controlling engineering and documents. Overall just need more organization.

    Lockheed Martin2018-09-20
  3. "Mechanical Engineer 2"

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    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Lexington, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin for more than a year

    Pros

    Free on site gym. Semi flexible hours. Consistent work.

    Cons

    Boring work. Work inside a warehouse.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade employee offices and tools

    Lockheed Martin2018-08-13
  4. "Sr. Staff Mechanical Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Mechanical Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best company to work for

    Cons

    No value added government oversight

    Advice to Management

    Reduction of no value added reequirements

    Lockheed Martin2018-04-03
  5. Helpful (1)

    "It's all about the mission"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Mechanical Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lockheed Martin does stuff that very few other companies do or are capable of doing. Putting stuff into space is hard. Making stuff work on Mars is hard. Building the next generation of fighter aircraft is hard. But these are a few of the things that the company does everyday. This mission is inspiring. Otherwise...work life balance here is fantastic...very amenable to employee needs to deal with real life.

    Cons

    The company is, to some extent, stuck in the mid 20th century with respect to the processes it uses to get work done. Part of this is mandated by the customers that it works with...part of it is self-inflicted. Also...and this is not so much a con as a basic fact...it frequently takes a long time to put some missions into orbit...you can work at this company for 15-20 years or longer and still not see stuff you worked...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep trying to modernize the way we do business...don't be afraid to give more authority to the people in the trenches.

    Lockheed Martin2018-01-13
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work and excellent benefits (except for the health insurance).

    Cons

    Health insurance is expensive, has high deductibles, and can be hard to deal with. The work/life balance wasn't always the greatest, but overtime was only required in surges to meet deadlines.

    Advice to Management

    Provide PPO and high deductible plans of Blue Cross and Blue Shield for health insurance and eliminate Aetna.

    Lockheed Martin2017-08-08
  7. Helpful (2)

    "RMS division management is terrible"

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    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in West Palm Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depends on the division, decent pay, decent time off/work life balance. some interesting projects. MFC and Aero divisions excellent, RMS division is terrible, poorly managed.

    Cons

    RMS division is very poorly managed, sub par raises, very few promotions, young, inexperienced people are in management positions making poor business and personnel decisions. Focus is on corporate profits and not the workers doing the work. Too many people reporting about the work instead of doing the work. No paid training and development for senior employees. Too much emphasis on useless metrics and processes and...

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    Advice to Management

    talk to, and listen to the senior personnel. show the senior people they are a valued asset, instead of a liability, that need to be replaced by younger personnel to reduce operating costs.

    Lockheed Martin2017-09-12
  8. "Lockheed Martin"

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    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place for work in balance work & life

    Cons

    Nothing particular - hard to move to up

    Lockheed Martin2017-05-09
  9. "Senior Mechanical Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Littleton, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very interesting projects and work-life balance

    Cons

    Slow upward mobility and low raises

    Advice to Management

    Provide feedback more frequently

    Lockheed Martin2017-05-01
  10. "Very process oriented to ensure 100% mission success."

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer, Senior in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    9/80 schedule. Flex schedule that allows work life balance. Innovative products that are not built anywhere else.

    Cons

    Rigid processes and culture. Business plan maintains low average base salary so difficult to get promoted unless you are female. Lots of corporate politics and bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Managing with an iron fist to meet schedule constraints loses trust, credibility, and lowers morale.

    Lockheed Martin2017-04-20
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