Lockheed Martin Reviews in Colorado Springs, CO

Updated July 16, 2014
Updated July 16, 2014
2,330 Reviews

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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.  

    Quality Organization

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    Lockheed Martin has to be the top defense contractor to work for in the country. They establish the baselines which all others follow from Capture Management, Program Management, Engineering practices, to the finance world. I will say the thing that most impressed me is the opportunitee to learn and be mentored by quality people. I would have never left had it not been for a family situation.

    Cons

    At some of the customer sites, the working conditions are not ideal. The company also tends to be quite conservative on the business development side.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order for LM to be competetive in the world market, the company rates need to come down. Due to pension payments and other overhead, rates are generally high depending on the company within LM. Continue to strive at bringing your rates down.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It's a slow moving company with stubborn management and antiquated business processes

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    Current Employee - Software Configuration Analyst  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Software Configuration Analyst in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    If you're older and looking to settle into a cushy job, then this company is appropriate

    Cons

    If you're young and hungry, you'll get bored and frustrated very quickly here

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good Internship Opportunity

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    Former Employee - Finance Intern  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Finance Intern in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Worked with the a good team wrapping up the finance end of a program. The coworkers were professional, helpful and cared about your success. Fair compensation.

    Cons

    The largest issue for me was understanding the government system of recording costs, along with acronyms for everything. It was somewhat disorganized at first, but quickly improved.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great experience as an intern!

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Intern in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Lockheed Martin is very flexible. I was able to work during the school year with a work schedule that worked well with my school schedule.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of at this time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Lockheed Martin Review

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    Former Employee - Lead Illustrator  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Lead Illustrator in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    Nurturing, Supportive, Compassionate and Understanding

    Cons

    High stress, Needy customers, High degree of Overtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take it easy, and do the best you can

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It used to be better

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Get to work with great technology and smart people

    Cons

    Can be cutthroat sometimes with layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about the culture you are creating.

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

    EXCELLENT Company that supported me 100% during a terminal illness for my wife.

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    Former Employee - Cyber Exercise Planner Senior Analyst  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Cyber Exercise Planner Senior Analyst in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    We treated each other with respect and dignity on my Lockheed Martin team.

    Cons

    Didn't see any cons I guess because my site manager kept me informed and provided company input and information on a constant and consistent basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NONE

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    ...In deep.

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    Former Employee - Senior CAD Design Drafter  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Senior CAD Design Drafter in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    Great crew to work with; good pay; very decent location in Colorado Springs; interesting projects.

    Cons

    Sparse government-based workload and, hence, unpredictable schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "Unload" unproductive and negative employees: contractors will serve you better!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to transition from active duty military

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    Its a good place to get education benefits, plenty of challenging work opportunities, very friendly to transitioning military. Very thankful for the lessons I learned during my time there.

    Cons

    Don't go there expecting them to do right by you, expect to have to put up a fight for your self or they will take advantage of you. Upper management suffers from the Good old boy system. Low pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more in tune with your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great to Work For

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer, Staff  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer, Staff in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great experience with the company. They have good grasp of what It takes to be successful in the business world. They generally treat their employees well. They invested in training in my case. All in all a great place to work.

    Cons

    None that was significant to me

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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