Lockheed Martin

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Lockheed Martin Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated November 3, 2014
Updated November 3, 2014
2,595 Reviews
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to learn and work with

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Plenty of experience working with hands-on engineers and managers

    Cons

    A little slow and bureaucratic.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    9+ years, straight out of colllege... Great start; Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very diverse environment and great place to learn. There is a great work-life balance and flexible hours.

    Cons

    No upward mobility. There is a lot of process and documentation that you must go through to get the smallest things changed, although the processes that needs changing, is to better process improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like for management to have some type of idea of what tasks and daily processes the "worker bees" complete. We are judged by performance against our peers but if management doesn't have an idea what you do (besides what you tell them) how can they fend for you to get a raise when they are just reading your words.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great training opportunities, good pay and great schedule.

    Cons

    Contract work. Layoffs are never ending.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Well established and great opportunities.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Excellent location and great opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Government cuts to NASA are decimating the workforce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to start career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Management communicates good, the senior and staff engineers are willing to help.

    Cons

    Level two and below engineers are not recognize they way they should.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    LM IS&GS review

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Design Eng in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Design Eng in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Big company with a good ability to keep government contracts going = fairly stable.
    Lots of room to move around and grow.
    Decent benefits.
    Upper management seems very capable and proactive.
    Good ethics in the workplace.

    Cons

    Lockheed's IS&GS business unit is government services contracts only. That means the profit margin is tight and they nickle and dime their employees to make profit expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LM as a whole is doing well, but make sure you stay loyal to your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great workmates

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Really smart and friendly people, great paid and benefits. Good place to get a lot of technical experience in the field.

    Cons

    The managers are not always very comprehensive in terms of finding optimal solutions. Lots of politics involved unfortunately but it is still a great company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Lockheed Martin Development

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    Former Employee - Finance in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Finance in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Expose and responsible for a number of task with a high level of magnitude.
    assortment of departments to get different perspectives of company
    developmental/leadership programs for those who are seeking to become a leader

    Cons

    Difficult to receive a promotion
    lots of politics involve like any other large corporation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start recruiting leaders at a younger age

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    27 years at LM - Times have changed

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    Former Employee - Various Titles in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Various Titles in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Back in the Cold War days, we made *lots* of influencing products - Often very innovative, highly integrated, and effective...

    Cons

    At some point along the way, processes & profits became "more" important than the product - Not bad if your a shareholder but the product cutting edge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We used to put the products first and the processes and profits would fall into place - When you put profits and processes ahead of products, the products become mundane... Mundane products isn't what Lockheed was about....

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Work with a lot of good people. Very laid back and friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Management doesn't listen the people doing the work. A lot of wasteful spending.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen the people that are doing the work everyday.

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