Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Lockheed Martin President & COO Marillyn Hewson
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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. Big Corporation - Some Good, Some Not So Much

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Aircraft Thermodynamics Lead Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Aircraft Thermodynamics Lead Engineer in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fielded systems have reputations of technical superiority, cutting edge combat equipment, highly regarded and well-known. A large company has lots of opportunities around the world.

    Cons

    Like other large companies there is tremendous inertia and lots of competition for desirable positions. Company rules are very numerous, but insiders are able to work around the rules which at times feels unfair.

    Advice to Management

    Management should do more to offer employees options for career growth, not just in salary, but in experiences. For those employees who are interested, encourage work outside of narrow silos.


  2. Intern

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Lockheed Martin (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    everyone is nice and helpful, other your manager. Awesome events for the interns.

    Cons

    can't talk about anything you worked on, my manager doesn't care about the intern, he's too busy with his work. Computer equipments are super old.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a very good place to work. You do not get micromanaged and the pay is pretty good. Love the 9/80 schedule!!!

    Cons

    having to be at work at 7 am was a real drag and I was not a huge fan of Aramark in the cafeteria.

    Advice to Management

    i would advise management to keep up the good work and continue to support us by giving us the tools that we need to succeed.


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  5. Sr. Field Supplier Quality Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Field Quality Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Field Quality Engineer in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Lockheed Martin

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very competent, massive resources, very energetic

    Cons

    Needs improved communications between management & Engineers.
    Needs to bring databases current.
    Needs more through beginners training.

    Advice to Management

    Top management needs to improve upon managing lower level management.


  6. Helpful (1)

    revenue management clerk

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    benifits, good job with good money, close to home, 1st shift

    Cons

    walk from parking lot to office, traffic, striking


  7. A&P Mechanic

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - A&P Mechanic in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - A&P Mechanic in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Lockheed Martin (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    I do not want to share at this time

    Cons

    I do not want to share now

    Advice to Management

    Learn management skills


  8. Software Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work life balance, flex time, 9/80 schedule

    Cons

    Very stiff culture, parts still stuck 20 years ago


  9. Subcontract Administrator Sr

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Subcontract Administrator Senior in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Subcontract Administrator Senior in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As long as programs are funded it is a very secure job. Large company, decent benefits from day 1. Vested from day 1.

    Cons

    METRICS, METRICS, METRICS.... Refusal to carry inventory leads to shortages
    OMG the parking situation is dire.... 1/2 mile walk from the car to my cubicle... The cubicle that I share w/2 other people... in an open room with hundreds of cubicles... hundreds of people...

    Advice to Management

    this is not a nimble organization... there are too many layers to dig through to get things done. I have no ownership of my processes... there is also a great deal of cronyism. If you are not an attention seeker you will be overlooked- doesn't matter how strong your performance is.


  10. Exciting Opportunities, But High Stress

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lockheed Martin is involved in some of the most interesting projects in the world. There are countless opportunities to explore new career goals and grow as a professional. Many of the jobs are very rewarding, and play a crucial role in the stability of the U.S. and its allies.

    Cons

    With the predominant customer being the government, the business tempo is erratic on many programs. Many projects operate on long term visions, but short term planning. The volatility both internal, and with the customer, lead to aggressive response times, and teams being ill-prepared to tackle challenges.

    Advice to Management

    The talent management system needs an overhaul to be able to respond to the volatility and erratic business tempo from the customer. Teams are often understaffed, with reqs that lag behind the need or never come at all.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Life at LM

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are generally good, and the employees are technically competent. The biggest pro is getting to work on some of the world's most interesting, high-tech projects.

    Cons

    Middle management is lacking in vision and project management skills. However, this is changing with the younger, and more capable employees filling in as the old guard retire.

    Advice to Management

    Promote based on technical ability, productivity, and leadership rather than experience alone. Incentive pay structure needs to be revamped. A 3-4% raise for a high performer isn't going to retain top talent.



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