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Updated 24 Aug 2019

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Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson
Marillyn Hewson
49 Ratings
  1. "One of the best defense contractors to work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salaries. Decent benefits. Interesting work. Will pay overtime to salaried workers in certain circumstances. Layoffs are rare. When layoffs do occur, they are managed fairly and with significant advance notice.

    Cons

    Promotions are rare for senior level and difficult. You have to change positions to get promoted. But, most internal positions are "wired". Bonuses and cash awards are a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Reward people for the work they do, not for the value of the position they are in.

    Lockheed Martin2019-08-24
  2. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and flexibility, stability and longevity.

    Cons

    Most programs have very tight schedules requiring long hours and can be a bit stressful environment depending on which program your work on.

    Lockheed Martin2019-07-22
  3. "Great company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Goodyear, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large team to learn from. Benefits and job security a good.

    Cons

    Big company culture. Big corporate politics. Fighting for a larger salary/promotion is difficult unless willing to move around.

    Lockheed Martin2019-06-28
  4. Helpful (5)

    "Great company to work at for a motivated engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of smart people to work with, flex schedule and good work life balance, amazing 401k (4% company match, extra 6% automatic). Ok health insurance. Many options to choose projects to work on.

    Cons

    Not really a con, but if you are not motivated and lazy you can get lost unnoticed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing all the good things you are doing. Keep listening to employees feedback

    Lockheed Martin2019-06-10
  5. "OK Corporate setting to start"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule to an extent. Ability to work remote in some cases. Decent paid time off

    Cons

    Some projects will require overtime. Overtime gate.

    Lockheed Martin2019-06-27
  6. "Big Corporation"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Growing a lot - Coolest products in the world - Benefits

    Cons

    - People are not fired even if they violate HR rules. - A lot of bureaucracy

    Lockheed Martin2019-06-16
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great job security, limited job growth"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Littleton, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great job security, especially if you have a clearance. I started my career with Lockheed and I'm glad that I did. The engineering is rigid and process driven, but that can be beneficial in some ways when you're a young engineer

    Cons

    Engineering environment is incredibly stale. If you work classified programs then expect to work with old technology or build everything in-house. Any software libraries you want to use have to vetted by the security team (takes months or years). The longer you're in defense contracting, the more valuable you are to defense, but you become useless anywhere else because your skills and tech familiarity will slowly... degrade. They rarely fire people, so find plenty of underachievers that are just productive enough to keep their job.

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    Lockheed Martin2019-04-29
  8. "Great workplace."

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    Senior Software Engineer in Owego, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work. Very innovative groups.

    Cons

    DoD instability leads to program re-shuffling too often.

    Lockheed Martin2019-01-16
  9. "Work Environment was good; benefits kept going downhill"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with opportunities within. Base pay was competitive. Tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    - Upper management was ineffective and directing subordinates to collaborate and there was a re-org or change in leader every several months. - Big company with many processes that slowed down efficiency - Benefits kept going downhill, i.e. moved over to high deductible health insurance plan.

    Advice to Management

    Use your clout to direct your subordinates.

    Lockheed Martin2018-12-20
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good company. Good pay. There are many growth opportunities if you are willing to try something new, relocate, learn new skills. If you want to just coast, you will never move up. New HR initiatives will now pay for certificates and a wide variety of training. They value training current employees much more now. Great opportunities at lockheed for those that are ambitious. Have always been treated with... respect. Never had to deal with office politics. Always been rewarded on my effort, which is great.

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    Cons

    It is difficult to get rid of deadbeat employees. There are many employees who coast to retirement. Too little low scoring employees on evaluations. Lockheed tends to let low performers hang on for decades. Need to clean house more often. Many facilities are terrible. Look like the DMV or 1970's furniture, cublicles. Major problem for the next generation of employees. Too often, tenure is valued more than... actual technical skills. This is changing, but is still an issue. A young employee may have incredible coding skills, but is denied promotion because the culture tends to only give promotions every 3-5 years.

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    Advice to Management

    There are many new opportunities for training that Lockheed provides. Encourage and inform employees of these opportunities. Don't be afraid to rate someone low on the yearly evaluations if they are under performing.

    Lockheed Martin2018-12-02
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