Lockheed Martin

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Lockheed Martin Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated November 3, 2014
Updated November 3, 2014
2,530 Reviews
3.4
2,530 Reviews
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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 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.  

    Great place to start career

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    • 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
  2.  

    No Loyalty

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

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, changing environment daily

    Cons

    Lack of good management and leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

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

    LM IS&GS review

    • Comp & Benefits
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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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to learn and work with

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  6.  

    politics

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

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

    Pros

    opportunity to develop into new markets

    Cons

    politics, too much inward business and not enough outward business, no cross division culture and joint ventures despite platform technologies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    spend more time with your customers, sense the opportunities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Staff in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Staff in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Established in the Space Industry. Flexible schedules. Great emphasis on health and benefits are comparable.

    Cons

    Not much information on job opportunities, old school attitude, don't like change in process, Management not very employee oriented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change management that can can not work well with employees. There was too much emphasis in the status quo. More clarity could be brought towards job opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sucks the life out of you

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    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    There is an undeniable thrill at the thought of working for Lockheed Martin, one of the big folks in the space industry. The people are generally really good people. The company--depending upon WHICH division you work for--can treat their people poorly. They are very flexible for work hours which is wonderful and they don't generally micromanage, another major plus. But overall, within a small number of years working here, the life will be sucked out of you, as will your love and admiration of NASA.

    Cons

    Their salary rating is a joke. They have a comp ratio system. Let's say your pay range for your job title is 50,000 - 70,000. If you are making near the 50k, you 'compensation ratio' is low, so you'll get a raise every year, usually. If you are at 60k then you're at the middle of your pay range and your comp ratio is 1, therefore, unless you're absolutely effing spectacular, your raise is zero. So how is this the middle of the 'payrange' when you pretty much can't get past the halfway point. And that includes no cost of living increase so you actually end up making less...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every division has different benefits and if you're in one of the 'poor' companies, its very demoralizing. And the comp ratio brilliance is just flat out insulting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

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

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    • 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a very nice place

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

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

    Pros

    Big environment means better chances to change assignments.

    Cons

    Too much paperwork. Indifference to workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hard to change such a big place.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good people, boring job.

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

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Boring, redundant job, space industry is hit/miss nowadays

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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