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Lockheed Martin Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated June 24, 2014
Updated June 24, 2014
2,346 Reviews
3.4
2,346 Reviews
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Lockheed Martin President & COO Marillyn Hewson
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Pros
  • This is really a wonderful place for a working mother - great work/life balance (in 201 reviews)

  • 9/80 work schedules for many a real plus (alternate Fridays off) (in 84 reviews)


Cons
  • Depending on the program your work life balance can suffer (in 46 reviews)

  • This is a large company with all the usual shortfalls of management (in 68 reviews)

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  1.  

    politics

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Development in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    opportunity to develop into new markets

    Cons

    politics, too much inward business and not enough outward business, no cross division culture and joint ventures despite platform technologies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    spend more time with your customers, sense the opportunities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a job

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    Former Employee - Administrative Staff  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Staff in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Established in the Space Industry. Flexible schedules. Great emphasis on health and benefits are comparable.

    Cons

    Not much information on job opportunities, old school attitude, don't like change in process, Management not very employee oriented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change management that can can not work well with employees. There was too much emphasis in the status quo. More clarity could be brought towards job opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sucks the life out of you

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    There is an undeniable thrill at the thought of working for Lockheed Martin, one of the big folks in the space industry. The people are generally really good people. The company--depending upon WHICH division you work for--can treat their people poorly. They are very flexible for work hours which is wonderful and they don't generally micromanage, another major plus. But overall, within a small number of years working here, the life will be sucked out of you, as will your love and admiration of NASA.

    Cons

    Their salary rating is a joke. They have a comp ratio system. Let's say your pay range for your job title is 50,000 - 70,000. If you are making near the 50k, you 'compensation ratio' is low, so you'll get a raise every year, usually. If you are at 60k then you're at the middle of your pay range and your comp ratio is 1, therefore, unless you're absolutely effing spectacular, your raise is zero. So how is this the middle of the 'payrange' when you pretty much can't get past the halfway point. And that includes no cost of living increase so you actually end up making less...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every division has different benefits and if you're in one of the 'poor' companies, its very demoralizing. And the comp ratio brilliance is just flat out insulting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a very nice place

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Big environment means better chances to change assignments.

    Cons

    Too much paperwork. Indifference to workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hard to change such a big place.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good people, boring job.

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    Current Employee - Property Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Property Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Decent pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Boring, redundant job, space industry is hit/miss nowadays

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    FDOC contract

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    Current Employee - Senior Project  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Project in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Large company with lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Not very loyal employees, FDOC contract has lower standard benefits! High insurance costs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great for starting job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    - Great for the first job and getting good training.
    - Great locations.
    - So-So Benefits

    Cons

    - Low Salaries
    - Always worries of lay-offs due to sequestration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't low cut good employees on performance reviews.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Develop a complete understanding of a project from conceptual design all the way to test.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Working on a future spacecraft and being a part of possibly something to be proud of for the US

    Cons

    Large company. Government contract. Overstaffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know what your employers are doing on weekly basis - contributions, accomplishments, challenges, etc

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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