Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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Lockheed Martin President & COO Marillyn Hewson
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45 Ratings

Pros
  • The work-life balance was great (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
  • Work life balance is non existent (in 50 reviews)

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

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  1. Level 2 Accountant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Learned a lot about accounting

    Cons

    Dealt with cold hearted people

    Advice to Management

    Treat others like they are human beings, instead of just employees.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Who you know, not what you

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer Senior Staff, Haha, Snicker, Snicker in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer Senior Staff, Haha, Snicker, Snicker in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities abound for young female employees with advanced degrees, and a lack of consensus and empathy. "Keep in mind honey if you stay long enough you'll be burned too."

    Cons

    Where does one even begin? In a nut shell it's all about favoritism, sex, politics, that all add up to leverage for advancement. Whatever management does or doesn't do it is considered ethical by the company. Salaried employees are fired for the same acts that management engages in.

    So where does that leave technology, products, and customer contracts. Somewhere, buried in a pile of all that is wrong with the dysfunctional environment on any program there is the work that gets done at an imperceptible ebb.

    If a guy was hired right out of college and stays for more than 5 - 7 years he will be trapped into wasting his abilities, talents and life at a company who looks at engineers with grey hair as deadwood. Ageism is rampant.

    Advice to Management

    You won't notice it, but your position is twisting your mind into that of a warped, frustrated, elderly person. If you stay, you deserve what will become of you there.


  3. Used to work there...

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer

    I worked at Lockheed Martin

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You will receive excellent training and become a great engineer

    Cons

    Bad benefits, the matrix environment, and small raises

    Advice to Management

    Learn to treat people like people, not commodities


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Your Taxes at Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Found another job. Stable employment due to strong role in government contracts and defacto "tenure". Many can work here their whole career. Found a way to get paid a $1B retainer by the US gov. to "be there" in case the gov needs a rocket. Cost of rocket not included.

    Cons

    Exemplifies the inefficiency of government work and wasted tax dollars. Massive overhead and a constant stream of "VPs". Aggressive Corporate Policy crosses the line on privacy. Operations based on an endless system of paperwork rather than wise and logical decision making by the people qualified to make those decisions. A great example - the recent "success" of the F35 program - 7 years late and $200B over budget.

    Advice to Management

    Modernization of the corporate culture and the changing from old ways of doing business will go along way towards improving Efficiency. Communication within a given location and between divisions is severely hampered and results in further inefficiency.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting projects and work
    Previously had a good Education Reimbursement program

    Cons

    Poor culture with extreme lack of age diversity (average age ~55).
    No career growth opportunities
    Poor overall compensation (base salary's competitive, but lack bonuses and stock)
    Poor benefits

    Advice to Management

    Must adapt quickly to incentivize new and early career talent to join company and stay.


  7. Senior Buyer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Middle River, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Middle River, MD

    I worked at Lockheed Martin (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    No comment. Would advise seeking employment elsewhere in this Division.

    Cons

    All Management levels need an overhaul.


  8. A critique Since the Merger

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart engineers and scientists have no reason to choose Lockheed Martin. Young females and female minorities are given every opportunity and second chances to excel at Lockheed Martin. Senior employees tend to suck because they are part of the good old boy system.

    Any young female that cannot sing kudo's about Lockheed Martin are just plain, lazy, complainers.

    Sharp aero engineers go to work at NASA, SpaceX or Orbital sciences. SpaceX is eating Lockheed Martins lunch.

    Cons

    Lockheed Martin is missing to many "Pro's" about working there. This company is the epitome of government graft and corruption. This company intentionally under bids US government contracts because they know there is always the time and money to do it over again. Case in point F-35, FBM, 'any software product', ULA, F-22, THAAD, C-5 Mod., ABL, etc. etc. etc. Overrunning is Lockheed Martins business model and the customer doesn't care because they are looking for a job at Lockheed Martin as soon as they retire from their government job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the lying, cheating and employee abuse, because I want to be around to see the news when the hammer comes down and your busted.


  9. Two weeks of unpaid training and low wages

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assembler in Ocala, FL
    Current Employee - Assembler in Ocala, FL

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I can not find any it sure isn't the pay

    Cons

    low pay, salary increase are set in stone, and you must work two weeks without pay during training

    Advice to Management

    come out of the stone age


  10. Helpful (2)

    Most people just hanging on until retirement.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Aeronautical Engineer Staff in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Aeronautical Engineer Staff in Marietta, GA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good to have on resume. Outsiders still seem to respect the company.

    Cons

    Little innovation. Mostly older engineers trying to make it to retirement. Risk averse. Only two active aircraft production programs, both controversial, both not very exciting. Younger engineers tend not stick around. Very poor facilities. Many contain hazardous materials like asbestos, beryllium in the air. Severe focus on tracking everything, which takes precedence over real work. Innovation and good ideas go here to die.


  11. Helpful (1)

    avoid

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lockheed Martin

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I can't think of one. LM pushes its 'mentoring' for 2 weeks but it is a joke

    Cons

    the lack of support even in 'reach back' is horrifying.

    Advice to Management

    think think thik and listen



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