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Lockheed Martin Reviews in Fort Worth, TX

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

3.4
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Lockheed Martin President & COO Marillyn Hewson
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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.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Fort Worth, TX

    Pros

    As a retired military veteran, to work on a 5th generation program, gave me pride and the feeling that I was still contributing to the war fighters.

    Cons

    Lockheed has a tendency to place people in management positions that have little or no aviation experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilize your resources. The best ideas and processes come from those, on the floor with hands on experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fort Worth, TX

    Pros

    Flexible and positive environment, decent pay

    Cons

    Incompetent management/co-workers in some cases

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase hiring standards

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Structures Mechanic learned a variety of operations f16 f22 f 35

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Structures Mechanic  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Structures Mechanic in Fort Worth, TX

    Pros

    outstanding place to work at people are informative.

    Cons

    New processes and getting on line with work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your floor employees on how to master operations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    I have wonderful coworkers, and amazing boss and perfect job tasks for my level and expectations.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Multi Functional Financial Analyst Asc  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Multi Functional Financial Analyst Asc in Fort Worth, TX

    Pros

    LM has a 9/80 schedule which is so convenient! The hours are great - OT is only needed for special projects and end-of-year closing. Each month we can accrue 10 hours of vacation time, and this never expires. Another perk of this company is how easy it is to talk to upper management. This has improved over the last several years.

    Cons

    The insurance benefits could definitely be better. I have heard the coverage use to be better, but now it covers less. For people with children on their insurance, it almost feels like the insurance is useless. Another disadvantage is the time it takes to get a promotion. Going from a level 1 to a level 2 takes about 4 years, and from a level 2 to a level 3 takes even longer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A lot of complaints about not able to get a promotion are due to the lack of budget. Why do other aspects of the company seem to have a bigger budget since they are able to do promotions more often? Maybe we could cut back on hiring retired VPs that come back as overpaid consultants, and use that part of the budget for better use towards current employees!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Aeronautics Cultural Issues

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

    Pros

    Every other Friday's off, many different locations around the world to work, flex-schedules depending who you work for. The stock continues to climb and the company is secure.

    Cons

    I will speak only for the Aeronautics company, Fort Worth specifically. The culture is in need of some help. The company lacks diversity (minorities and women) in leadership positions. Top down culture where only leaders are expected to make the decisions. Employees are expected to do as they are told, instead of managing the work products they are responsible for. Many of the company perks are slowly being taken away (i.e. pension, education reimbursement). Not dealing well with a shift in their employee population.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for ways to really empower your employees. Integrate more diversity within your leadership ranks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It is a great company to work for with good pay and great benefits.

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    Current Employee - Liaison Engineer  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Liaison Engineer in Fort Worth, TX

    Pros

    Very relaxing environment and fun.

    Cons

    It is a defense contractor so your job is always on the line

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most managers promoted because of who they know and not what they know so leadership is weak.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Program Planner

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Planner  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Program Planner in Fort Worth, TX

    Pros

    There is an onsite Gym.

    Cons

    Management is ok with you moving…as long as it is within their department. It looks really bad if that manager allows too many people leave the scheduling department. I have had 3 jobs canceled on me because my Sr. manager made it extremely difficult for to leave.
    Also, the atmosphere is really bad. It is still old style management in 4 person cubes and no windows. It is a 5 minute walk to see the outdoors.
    You are expected to be at work for at least 40hrs, anything above that you can telecommute without a mother may I. However, come performance appraisal time you will be penalized for not averaging 43hrs a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    update the facilities, boost moral and allow working from home.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Very cool technologies and great people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scientist  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Scientist in Fort Worth, TX

    Pros

    Great diversity of assignments, good benefits, lots of locations, complex engineering problems to solve, helpful employees and opportunities to change jobs if you want to try something different. Excellent choice for college grads wanting to learn and gain experience. Lots of responsibility available those who want it.

    Cons

    Big company culture, regular pace of advancement. Sometimes programs can be all consuming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use technology to diversify, develop more long term vision, and increase knowledge management programs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good as it gets for Big

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Fort Worth, TX

    Pros

    The pay is reasonable at the lowest levels and crazy at the top levels
    Generally speaking, you get paid for the time you put in, there is no endless hours for no additional pay like you get in small companies. Big Business offers you some job definitions and work limits which can be helpful.

    Cons

    For the most part what ever you get hired in for (paywise)...thats what you get.
    There are no merit raises that I have ever heard of.
    A good review lets you keep your job and maybe get a 2-3% increase annually.
    Union Folks are not judged in ANY way for their performance this hurts the good performers...and allows the hideous performers to stay as long as they don't mischarge or endager someone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know a lot of this is out of most Management's control...but seriously....reward the good achievers from the bottom to the top of the ranks... and somehow get rid of the ticks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Value Engineer  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Value Engineer in Fort Worth, TX

    Pros

    Good benefits and retirement plan. Some have opportunities to grow. Opportunities to get involved in different company leagues

    Cons

    Company was subject to what is happening with economy in US and rest of the world. Company has gone through massive layoffs throughout the years. I personally did not have a good experience or good work environment, but many love the company and enjoy their jobs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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