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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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 workmates

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  2.  

    Lockheed Martin Development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    FDOC contract

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

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

    Pros

    Large company with lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Not very loyal employees, FDOC contract has lower standard benefits! High insurance costs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  6.  

    27 years at LM - Times have changed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor management in aerospace (Orion)

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

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time

    Pros

    Receiving your check on time

    Cons

    Blatant unequal & unethical treatment of employees working in the same department by mangagement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement a value added process whereby employees can fairly rate managers and hold them accountable to conducting ethical business and management principles. I should mention names, but remain hopeful this company will improve their management style.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 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.

  9.  

    Good overall

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

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

    Pros

    Very supportive of my goals, good salary, advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Sometimes takes a while to move up. You can become pigeon holed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great for starting job

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

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

    Pros

    - Great for the first job and getting good training.
    - Great locations.
    - So-So Benefits

    Cons

    - Low Salaries
    - Always worries of lay-offs due to sequestration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't low cut good employees on performance reviews.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Sad, but it was time to go...

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

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

    Pros

    We puled off incredibly technically challenging accomplishments and dealt with risk head on - Where others would fear to tread.

    Cons

    Rapid promotion and advancements based on accomplishment made it difficult to compete in the local markets when it was over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None necessary - Reading the Corporate Annual Report, I believe they already know the status of aerospace in Houston.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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