Lockheed Martin

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Lockheed Martin Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated November 3, 2014
Updated November 3, 2014
2,495 Reviews
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2,495 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • This is really a wonderful place for a working mother - great work/life balance (in 222 reviews)

  • Work life balance; Good Benefits; 9/80 work weeks; Pension (although this has been eliminated for new employees) (in 96 reviews)


Cons
  • My program had mandatory overtime, seems like work/life balance might not be the best (in 50 reviews)

  • For a large company you would expect industry setting standards for benefits (in 70 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to start career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Management communicates good, the senior and staff engineers are willing to help.

    Cons

    Level two and below engineers are not recognize they way they should.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    LM IS&GS review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Design Eng in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Design Eng in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Big company with a good ability to keep government contracts going = fairly stable.
    Lots of room to move around and grow.
    Decent benefits.
    Upper management seems very capable and proactive.
    Good ethics in the workplace.

    Cons

    Lockheed's IS&GS business unit is government services contracts only. That means the profit margin is tight and they nickle and dime their employees to make profit expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LM as a whole is doing well, but make sure you stay loyal to your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great workmates

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Really smart and friendly people, great paid and benefits. Good place to get a lot of technical experience in the field.

    Cons

    The managers are not always very comprehensive in terms of finding optimal solutions. Lots of politics involved unfortunately but it is still a great company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Lockheed Martin Development

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Finance in Houston, TX

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Expose and responsible for a number of task with a high level of magnitude.
    assortment of departments to get different perspectives of company
    developmental/leadership programs for those who are seeking to become a leader

    Cons

    Difficult to receive a promotion
    lots of politics involve like any other large corporation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start recruiting leaders at a younger age

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    27 years at LM - Times have changed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Various Titles in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Various Titles in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Back in the Cold War days, we made *lots* of influencing products - Often very innovative, highly integrated, and effective...

    Cons

    At some point along the way, processes & profits became "more" important than the product - Not bad if your a shareholder but the product cutting edge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We used to put the products first and the processes and profits would fall into place - When you put profits and processes ahead of products, the products become mundane... Mundane products isn't what Lockheed was about....

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Work with a lot of good people. Very laid back and friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Management doesn't listen the people doing the work. A lot of wasteful spending.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen the people that are doing the work everyday.

  8.  

    Good overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Configuration Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Configuration Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Very supportive of my goals, good salary, advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Sometimes takes a while to move up. You can become pigeon holed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Sad, but it was time to go...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    We puled off incredibly technically challenging accomplishments and dealt with risk head on - Where others would fear to tread.

    Cons

    Rapid promotion and advancements based on accomplishment made it difficult to compete in the local markets when it was over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None necessary - Reading the Corporate Annual Report, I believe they already know the status of aerospace in Houston.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Lockheed Martin

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    This company offers flex time to their employees on most contracts ( when possible), and promotes balance between their employee's lives and the workplace . Don't get me wrong - employees are expected to step up and work VERY HARD when it comes to deadlines and deliverables. LM also promotes from within when possible. They also have an advanced leadership program for ambitious employees. This is a highly ethical company that embraces diversity.

    Cons

    All of Lockheed's work is contract based -so layoffs can be common and frequent. But they try to place employees in other jobs, if they are willing to travel or take a lesser positions. After being laid off once, I was re-hired. Current crunch with Fed real funding could impact company's future profit and opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't use all the "corporate-ease" to communicate with us - just speak English.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Computer Opns Spt Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Computer Opns Spt Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, multiple locations for jobs (if you are willing to move around the country), benefits are pretty decent. The culture is laid back, at least in my area,

    Cons

    Government contractor - so this means with each new administration you have to be prepared for changes in your contract or budget. This was my first job out of college but I'm not sure how people stay here for 20+ years when every 4 years your program can be scrutinized and/or canceled. The good thing is that LM has many different areas of the country they operate in so if you are young you can just get up and move around quite easily.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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