Lockheed Martin

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Lockheed Martin Reviews in Greenbelt, MD

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Pros
  • This is really a wonderful place for a working mother - great work/life balance (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
  • My program had mandatory overtime, seems like work/life balance might not be the best (in 50 reviews)

  • For a large company you would expect industry setting standards for benefits (in 70 reviews)

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    Great place to work if you want to be an engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Engineer Staff (4) in Greenbelt, MD
    Current Employee - Research Engineer Staff (4) in Greenbelt, MD

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Lockheed Martin is one of the premier aerospace and defense contractors for a reason. They work on the leading technology in the world. They respect engineers and the work we do - I love the flex time, independence of work, and casual dress. It's a great work-life balance with opportunity for flex time and part time work.

    Cons

    LM is a huge corporation with lots of beauracracy. You can sit in the same cubicle for decades doing the same job, if you're not careful. Low performing employees are kept regardless of the effect on the team. (Which I suppose is a pro if you're a slacker...)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the deadweight and give young engineers more opportunities to excel.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Sr staff

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Staff in Greenbelt, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Staff in Greenbelt, MD

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Big and well known company

    Cons

    Summer Picnic at employee's cost

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of employee with good benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Greenbelt, MD
    Former Employee - Intern in Greenbelt, MD

    I worked at Lockheed Martin as an intern (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    NIce employees and work environment

    Cons

    To large of a company to properly manage each department efficiently

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Basically Like Working for Government

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Greenbelt, MD
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Greenbelt, MD

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Being a large company there is a great deal of job security. If you are interested in a non-technical career they will help you get there. If you like a corporate atmosphere this is a good environment.

    Cons

    The only way to advance your career is to go into some sort of management (and so everyone is pushed into that against their will). Promotions and compensation are based more on how long you have been in the workplace than your ability. Experience at other companies is valued above experience at Lockheed Martin. The benefits are becoming more and more a burden on the employees. Job duties do not tie into title or salary in any way whatsoever. Bottom line and stockholders are more important than individual employees (although this shouldn't be surprising in a large corporation).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on employees' competence and do not retain those that cannot contribute (instead of just moving those employees to other projects and promoting them). Encourage people who wish to stay in the technical side to do so. If everyone is a manager, who will actually do the work that makes the money?

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A revolving door

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - UI Designer (Contractor) in Greenbelt, MD
    Former Employee - UI Designer (Contractor) in Greenbelt, MD

    I worked at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Pleasant co workers
    Casual workplace
    The ability to tele commute from home or another LM location
    Access to software is good

    Cons

    Lack of communication to developers (both salaried and contractors)
    -employees would be down-sized on very short notice--people would always be on edge
    -key people (both developers and management) would be moved elsewhere and not replaced
    Management would oversell--targeted milestones would be pushed to later releases, this became quite common
    Compensation on the salaried developer side was a lower than the average for the DC area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat developers (salaried and contractors) like they aren't disposable

    No opinion of CEO

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