Lockheed Martin Interview Questions

Updated Oct 20, 2014
Updated Oct 20, 2014
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    Engineering Leadership Development Associate (ELDP) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Lockheed Martin in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    1st Interview:
    I was initially contacted by a recruiter saying there was interest for me to join the SLDP (security(, however when I was actually called I was being interviewed by someone interested in me for the ELDP. Anyway, she was nice and a bit straight forward. She asked me to tell her more about myself and and my goals. Then she asked me a bit of why I wanted to work at Lockheed (like she made me explain myself in detail, so you might wanna prepare that). Then it was Q&A. My advice is to make sure you do your research and ask questions and use that time to tell them what you didn't get to say during the questioning. This will help you.

    2nd interview:
    I may be an exception, because most of my peers seem to go through a face to face hiring event type interview, but mine was a panel interview over the phone (i was abroad at the time, so yes, they are very accommodating). Anyway, in that panel interview, I was grilled by 3 ladies who had their own questions which kinda differed from each others. In my interview, my first interviewer was present, but she didnt talk much (she's my boss now, so take this with as you will), but she was in charge of connecting me with the rest of the panel. Each person had their version of behaviourial questions and were looking for different aspects of me. However, all of them had the similar format of "Tell me a time where/when". So prepare for that. They also ask meta questions (question digging into your answer to a main previous question). However one person asked me those dreaded questions of "What is the greatest strength you will bring to Lockheed?" and "What is your greatest weakness?"

    Interview Questions
    • What is the greatest strength you will bring to Lockheed?" and "What is your greatest weakness?"   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I havent tried to negotiate, but LM pays on a rate calculated from factors including: your GPA, the position you're going to do, your location of work, the cost of living for that location, the market value of your job in that area. So really, the only things you can kinda influence is your GPA and what you do (which really cant be influenced, unless you are a freshman looking at this now). So there's might not be any room to negotiate.

    So if you have not updated your GPA on your resume and elsewhere, and you are applying to LM, you better do so.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Systems Integration & Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Lockheed Martin in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied for position in the middle of March. I was contacted a month later directly by the manager wanting to schedule a phone interview. A week later I spoke with the manager and tow other engineers that were on the team. I was asked about my background, experience with software integration, and overall career goals. It wasn't a difficult interview although because my background was strictly hardware based integration I wasn't sure if software would be something I could pick up with my limited testing background in it. The manager was great, helped me out with all my communications, and really worked well with me in wanting to be sure I was a good fit for the position.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    It was a good offer but I found another opportunity that I felt better suited for and that matched my career goals.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Software Configuration Analyst Senior Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Lockheed Martin in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process was a breeze, I had two interviews and I had enough experience that they did not ask me any technical questions. And also there was no need for technical questions as my particular role does not require writing code or doing really technical stuff.

    Negotiation Details
    I always read to try to negotiate, and tried at my previous job, but it did not work for me. Maybe I am just a bad negotiator.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Network Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Lockheed Martin in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    45 min. phone interview. General questions about previous experience, why this position would be a good fit, why they should hire me, etc. No unexpected questions. Manager originally wanted me to interview in person after the phone interview but due to time constraints, they wanted to speed up the process so it was one phone interview and then an offer that same day.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Fair hourly rate for intern.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  6.  

    College Student Technical Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Lockheed Martin.

    Interview Details

    My first interview was on-campus, following our college career fair. This interview was pretty low-stress, with some basic behavioral questions and a discussion of my resume.

    After this interview I was contacted via email for an on-site interview where I would be working. The invite included options for travel and hotel reimbursement, and was very specific in details. I had a brief email exchange with the recruiter that sent the invite, who was very prompt and answered all of my questions.

    On the day of the interview I arrived at a conference room with a small breakfast buffet and prepared presentation. I was able to talk with some of the current interns before the recruiter made an informational presentation about Lockheed Martin's business practices and divisions. Then each of the applicants was sent for three rounds of interviews with different hiring managers, each interview taking about 15 minutes.

    The questions seemed pretty ordinary, talking about strengths and weaknesses, different experiences (many from my resume), and my engineering methods. It felt like a good discussion, and I learned a great deal about the company's inner workings and management styles while presenting myself. The recruiters were definitely pleased to answer the questions that I had prepared. The people were friendly to talk to, all seemed to have conviction about the line of work they were in, and I was repeatedly reminded of how much the corporation values ethics.

    After the interviews there remained some time for discussion, where I was able to talk more with the interns who worked there. They all had done meaningful work and seemed proud of what they accomplished.

    On the whole, the interviewing experience was very professional and informative, and I was excited to work with the company as I left. I received an offer about a week later. Unfortunately, about two weeks before the semester was set to end I was contacted and told that funding had been cut for my program, and the company couldn't hire me for the internship. The recruiter that I was contacted by expressed a desire to honor the offer that had been made, and I was able to later secure an alternative position.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Lockheed Martin.

    Interview Details

    panel interview where the panel gave good information about the position, the hiring process was typical corporate breakdown, recruiter was never available for questions that were time sensitive and had an impact on things like relocation, caused a lot of mishaps

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    The recruiter made an offer and was not available any time after, successfully blocked any opportunity to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Industrial Security Representative Senior Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    My interview was many years ago. 3 or 4 managers, leads, and HR staff are involved in every interview.

    Interview Questions
    • My interview was fairly easy but I always dread it when they ask about my biggest challenge or project and how I was successful, there have been many   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate because I was happy for the offer. During in-processing I realized my position was entry level and was a little disappointed. Depending on your work location and the size of the group, it may take years to advance.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Customer Telephone Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Lockheed Martin.

    Interview Details

    I only got hired and interview because I knew someone and they knew the manager on a business and personal level. HR processes was very welcoming and personal. A few phone calls, but mostly emails

    Interview Questions
    • Personal questions that revolved around my volunteer service.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They said I barely met the requirements and had to waiver a step to get me a good salary. And they answered all of my concerns, but was not willing to move from the original price.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Lockheed Martin.

    Interview Details

    I applied online for half a dozen positions. I received a call from the Talent Acquisition team about a week later and scheduled an interview on-site in Denver. There were a bunch of other candidates there interviewing for various internships and full-time jobs, and about a dozen employees doing the interviewing - I only spoke with two who worked on the project I was being considered for.

    Interview Questions
    • I had to do a simple brainteaser - it wasn't complicated, but I was expecting the behavioral-type questions so it caught me off guard!   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Lockheed Martin.

    Interview Details

    Got a call unexpectedly 6 months after I had submitted my resume, asking me if I would consider a job. Had a phone interview, followed by an all day interview with 7 people in the schedule, including a director, followed by an offer. All of this happened with in 1-2 wks.

    Interview Questions
    • 1. you have 1 hr to convince me I should hire you. Go. <silence>
      2. if i hired you to lead an effort to build the tools needed to engage in cyber warfare, how would you go about it?
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    they were rude and uncompromising. mostly take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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