Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
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  1. Very challenging jobs, but the advancement opportunities are there if you search for them and work hard.

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement, travel, and training.

    Cons

    Forced Diversity is killing opportunities and slowing progress...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to your ethics and morals - push back on Corporate initiatives regarding forced Diversity - it's not only wrong on moral level...it's slowly killing the company!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great engineering, mediocre business

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    Former Employee - Multi Functional Financial Analyst in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Multi Functional Financial Analyst in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, steady job, awesome product

    Cons

    Just as much bureaucracy as the government, promotion based on time served, not results or capability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the bureaucracy where possible, promote when ready

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Continuously evolving with many opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Analyst in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Analyst in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    Great people, great insurance, lots of opportunities for growth and experience

    Cons

    Very little training, mostly on-the-job training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to provide more formal training for new hires

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Lockheed

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance has good days and bad days. Depending on your team it can be good. Good benefit packages. 401K matching is good. Plenty of areas to grow.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy. Hard to gain technical experience as a young employee when half your work is merely to satisfy process. Get in a bad group, you will be miserable. Culture encourages mid-level leadership to hide failures because help provided is too much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline tools to actually help lighten work load. Make metrics collection automated across the board.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Culture of Lockheed Martin Fort Worth

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Great benefits, good employees can expect to work there as long as they want.

    Cons

    Lockheed usually deals with large projects that move very slowly, good old boys environment. In rare instances the environment may not be friendly to minorities. The secure environment and the badge in, badge out gates feels confining. Military culture where upward mobility is more based on years of experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to promote young talented employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. technician review

    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    9/80 work week -- you get weekends alternating three day week ends with two day week ends.
    You get the good company benefits that go with a large corporation

    Cons

    You have schedule pressures and deadlines.
    It is difficult to move between departments
    Technicians have union issues that the engineers to not have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more technicians to spread the large workload.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. A very good company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    The benefits and salary compensation packages are stellar.

    Cons

    The work schedule can at times be demanding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. Unsatisfied in general.

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    Former Employee - Logistics Management Analyst Staff in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Logistics Management Analyst Staff in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Guaranteed ongoing paycheck. Very difficult to get fired.

    Cons

    Most leaders forget that the company is powered by civilians who can and should contribute and be valued for the independence of their thoughts, not soldiers obeying orders. Decision making is brutal, confusing, time consuming and involving of way too many people and ancillary organizations. Once decisions are made, many disregard them on behalf of their own agendas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When in battle, the mission comes first or people die. When in business, your people need to come first, or companies die. Take care of people and they will take care of the mission. This isn't battle. This is business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful

    Sr. Administrative Asst.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    Busy office. Days filled and go by fast. Nice coworkers most of the time. Team spirit.

    Cons

    Some executives are unrealistic about job expectations and what can be accomplished by one admin. Being stretched too thin by having to support too many execs at the same time. Also because of upper mgmt/company changes morale is real low. Employees feel that any day they could be laid off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to your experienced workers to help raise the moral.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Company in confusing transition

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Accommodates personal and professional needs.

    Cons

    RIgid structure, slow to promote from within. Transitioning from Defense to Commercial business in some areas, while the reverse is happening in others. Most times, the affected areas are not talking to each other, so good talent is allowed to walk without given other internal opportunities. Management has changed several times in last two years, partly as a result of these business focus shifts. No end in sight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Convey more opportunities to the employees; HR is nearly useless unfortunately, as they are located in remote sites far from where the operational changes are actually occurring.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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