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Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
2,316 Reviews

3.4
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Lockheed Martin President & COO Marillyn Hewson
Marillyn Hewson
496 Ratings

Review Highlights

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.  

    Slow

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Associate  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Associate in Orlando, FL

    Pros

    Work hours can be flexible.

    Cons

    Having a hard time justifying staying with the company. The pay is drastically lower than what other companies advertise. Some companies pay almost double for fresh out of college graduates with little skill in the field hired for than this company.

    The advancement is slow and you must meet minimums to advance regardless of whether or not you actually qualify for the position. As an Asc Software Engineer, I was performing 1 grade higher after 2 months and 2 grades higher after a year and it took over 2 years to get promoted 1 grade higher.

    Previous military experience did not count towards any determination of pay grade upon hire, even though it directly affected my work ethics and skills, because it was not in the same field.

    LM also seems afraid to upgrade to newer, faster, and more secure software due to the 'it works why change it?' mentality. Due to this the technical skills gained are outdated and some of the products look like they were designed 10 years ago (since they almost were).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company policy needs to change if LM plans to retain experienced employees. I am willing to bet that they are losing more money having to train new hires in outdated technology than if they were to grant the proper pay raises and worked with stuff that is more ahead of the curve like a technology company should be doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Turn your career in to a Job!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Analyst in Bethesda, MD

    Pros

    Flex time, and Vacation time

    Cons

    Work culture is hostile, retaliation and nepotism run rampant. Job Reqs are frequently opened for, "groomed" candidates i.e. it's a forgone conclusion who will be receiving the promotion. The workforce is flat, there are very many low levels, and very few opportunities to further your career through hard work. The culture is the literal stereotype of who you know, no what you know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the silliness of forcing employees to interview for the next promotion to a different area where they may not even be the best qualified candidate and know very little about there new higher position. Promote from within the group. All your doing is fostering resentment of a new higher paid person coming in who beyond there ability to interview well, likely know far less about the area than the workforce you overlooked. I can't recommend anyone I care about work here long term... you've turned it in to a paycheck and taken away the pride of having a career... I literally have a manager telling me that you have no loyalty to us, therefore where is ours in return to you? The bare minimum to keep our employment, you are not fostering any more than that. That's it, that's the word on the street. You can either listen, or argue with beautiful PR words. But at the end of the day, I and many others feel the way I described and we are where the rubber meets the road... not HR.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Miserable Liars

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pays Well, some decent people, prestigious name, sounded good, close to home

    Cons

    People, unethical, misleading, promises one thing does another, poor management direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop Lying

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    too big to succeed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Niagara Falls, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Niagara Falls, NY

    Pros

    There were numerous exciting engineering projects to participate in. A good mentorship program helped me advance my abilities. Free coffee (2006-2009)

    Cons

    Poor salary with a confusing and biased performance/advancement metric. Terrible healthcare benefits starting in 2009. Corporate took away free coffee in 2009.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop bean counting and realize that you get what you pay for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    I cannot believe this company ... oh wait, yes I can.

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    Current Employee - N/A  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - N/A in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Lockheed Martin apparently looks great on a resume?

    Cons

    I'm not really sure how to express how completely disgusted I am with Lockheed. Complete and total disregard for company policy, cronyism, sabotage ... the list goes on, truly. I've met some really great people since starting here over 6yrs ago - they're all gone. This place is like a settling tank. I overheard my manager tell a prospective employee, "Most of our good employees are gone after 2-3yrs." ?! He had, at this point, been here for 5yrs himself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together. Get rid of the cliques. Wear clean clothes. Learn how to form a complete sentence and support your staff. You preach Diversity, Inclusion, Do the Right Thing and Perform with Excellence... c'mon guys, it's not that hard. Be what you say you are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Disappointed

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Marietta, GA

    Pros

    Some work is interesting but it depends on the project. Most of the work was to fix errors and consequenses of not following procedures.

    Cons

    If you have a bad boss, get a new job. Bosses do not have the ability to manage people. Company promotes highly inadequate managers. Most of the employees are not satisfied with their bosses....from micromanaged to completely ignored. Bosses only interested in what it will do for them personally. Bosses do not support their staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have the employees give you your annual rating. Take an interest in and take care of loyal employees.

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

    Worst aerospace company in the history of the United States

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    Current Employee - QA Manager  in  Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - QA Manager in Marietta, GA

    Pros

    Decent money, but you have to sell your soul to the devil to survive there.

    Cons

    Absolutely the worst aircraft company in the history of the world. Management is so stupid they couldn't figure out how to build a paper airplane if they had to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the sewers you came from

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    We're people, not mindless cattle

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    Former Employee - Aircraft Electrician  in  Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Aircraft Electrician in Marietta, GA

    Pros

    None. The union has made sure that all the same people who have worked the same positions for 40+ years will never leave. Senior management was a joke.

    Cons

    Union has sucked all talent and motivation from most employees. A "that'll do" attitude is VERY prevalent. Newbies get treated like animals, then are first to be let go in layoff situations. Very lazy and dishonest senior workforce, led by an equally lazy and dishonest management. Health insurance was crazy expensive for almost no real coverage. Salaried employees rarely showed up, if at all. Hourly were expected to volunteer for overtime or risk losing their jobs. A very backward company, watching out for the bottom dollar rather than the workforce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lose all the freeloaders. Hire new people that have RELEVENT talent, and will actually work. Get rid of all the lazy supervisors. Treat your employees like people and not numbers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Top Management Doesn't Care About Employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager

    Pros

    Interesting work
    Good employees
    Good prospects for future work
    Employees keep performing at high levels despite the fact top management keep takig benefits and supressing wages

    Cons

    This company just keeps taking from employees to serve shareholders and executives. Benefits keep getting worse and pay is lower than competitors. The last thing keeping me here, the pension, just changed and now looks like after ten years I will be in the market for a job soon. For the last six years the employees have heard the same mantra "due to difficult market conditions" blah blah we're not going to give decent raises and we are cutting your benefits while they will cost you more. This last carrot, tbe pension, will be frozen for pay in 2016 and years accrual in 2020. Thanks miss Hewson, I hope you enjoy all your money while we underligs start to explore the job market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees. We make you the money. Watch for the mass exodus beginning in 2016.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Unethical

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very good people that get tricked into working for this basically dishonest company

    Cons

    They are liars; salary, position, vacation; very unethical

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell the truth?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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