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Updated 13 Aug 2019

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Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson
Marillyn Hewson
157 Ratings
  1. "Great company, smart people, but slow to adjust to changes in the job market"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, generous PTO, good 401k, excellent work/life balance, continuing education support

    Cons

    Pay leans toward the lower side in some HCOL areas, little to no urban campuses, slow (but steady) upward advancement

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on retaining top talent and adapting policies and pay rates to do so

    Lockheed Martin2019-08-02
  2. "Opportunities for comfortable work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's essentially impossible to under-perform, which means you'll never get fired as long as you don't violate legal or extreme ethical restrictions. There are lots of places to transfer within the corporation if you're needing a new perspective. They love having loads of management, so if you want to be a manager, you will undoubtedly get your chance if you focus on that path.

    Cons

    The relaxed and comfortable environment breeds less competitive performance. The very restricted environment smothers innovation in bureaucracy and red tape. HR seems content with minimal effort to retain talent, and even less effort to leave an impression on departing employees that would entice them to ever return.

    Lockheed Martin2019-08-14
  3. "Fair Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Moorestown, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance Meaningful work Good retirement benefits

    Cons

    Typical large company issues Lower salaries than some other tech companies

    Lockheed Martin2019-07-09
  4. "Mixed Bag"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Palmdale, CA

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

    Pros

    - Decent pay - Good benefits - Good job security - There's a reason Lockheed is one of the more sought after [defense] engineering companies to work for!

    Cons

    - Horrible communication - Very disorganized - Poor matching of skills to job - Typical "big" company problems I'm still giving a 4 rating because Lockheed is a HUGE company. Everyone will have a different experience depending on which division they are in, what location they are at, and what program they support, and what there job title is. But given what I have seen thus far (<5 years with company) communication...

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    Advice to Management

    Communication must improve and better vetting of new-hires. Stop trying to meet hiring "quota" and instead focus on quality over quantity.

    Lockheed Martin2019-07-13
  5. Helpful (1)

    "The good the bad and the ugly"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Every other Friday off if you are not working the weekends and nights 401k match is ok but the pension is gone Some training if you can get it approved You don’t have to work if you praise management 20% of the people work the rest rely on them to take credit for their work Lots of good people work here most of them on pensions and close to retirement

    Cons

    If you work hard other will take credit for our work. Diversity can be overly sensitive but fair The Silos can really make teams fight each other in IT and other business functions Long hours with no OT pay equals McDonald wages with your small bonus if u get one Their raises are more like cost of living increases The pay is much less then the industry average by 15-20% less Military rules and way too many managers...

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    Advice to Management

    Hire workers not managers, pay the industry wages and don’t let people leave including contractors RMS and Sikorsky’s mentality are very oppressive and contradicts the LM values pay OT to all workers that are not management

    Lockheed Martin2019-07-06
  6. "Steady"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer 

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time

    Pros

    Steady company with lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Management can be slow to react

    Lockheed Martin2019-06-19
  7. "Specifically for Sikorsky Aircraft - Stratford"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Stratford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    9/80 Flex schedule - Every other Friday off.

    Cons

    HR and Recruiters' communication skills and professionalism are abysmal. There's very little to no opportunity for upward advancement. Management is unable to do the one thing they are supposed to - manage. Health benefits and benefits in general are horrific for a company this size. Resumes are thrown to the side by recruiters who don't even understand the job they are hiring for and are not even a part of the...

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    Advice to Management

    Retire so the next generation can fix this company.

    Lockheed Martin2019-07-17
  8. "Great Employer"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, salary, opportunity to move to other business units

    Cons

    Limited in team promotions cause experienced personnel to move frequently

    Lockheed Martin2019-05-28
  9. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Ampthill, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company offers good benefits Relatively relaxed environment

    Cons

    Canteen unhealthy and expensive Management decisions feel short sighted at times

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people more (more training that is non essential) Sort out the canteen

    Lockheed Martin2019-06-10
  10. "Great intern experience"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineering Co-op in Shelton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin for less than a year

    Pros

    I got to talk to many senior engineers and was put in charge of tasks that mattered. Well compensated and the overtime pay was even better

    Cons

    I never had a cubicle and I was put in a temporary office space for 6 months.

    Lockheed Martin2019-05-24
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