Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated March 20, 2015
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  1. Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company Review

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    Heathcare, retirement benefits, flexible schedule (9x80 schedule), Hirings are rare, Company tries its best to keep you longterm. Very low turnover rate.

    Cons

    Older facilities, most of the projects I've been on could have used some help (at least an additional intern), hirings are rare (however turnover rate is low),

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 5 people found this helpful

    An OK Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Co-workers are generally competent, caring people. I have never encountered a Lockheed Martin employee who was not professional and hard working, though I have heard some horror stories from elsewhere in the company.
    - Ethics is very important at Lockheed Martin. Unethical conduct, from what I've seen, is not only frowned upon but those who engage in it are purged quickly. See the previous CEO candidate who was forced to retire due to unethical conduct.
    - 401k benefits are generous. A certain percentage is given without having to contribute, with an additional company match of 50% up to 8% of salary.
    - Vacation (3 weeks/yr) and personal illness time is generous. Personal illness does not come out of a "sick leave" bank, but rather uncompensated overtime which can be made up across a calendar year.
    - Like all defense contractors, one's job security is generally tied to a government contract. Lockheed Martin does a better job than most in the industry of placing staff within the company during layoff situations.
    - From what I can tell, the corporate relocation packages are very generous.

    Cons

    - Overall corporate strategy seems lacking. Unclear how Lockheed Martin plans to shape the future of the defense industry, and unclear that its current big programs will survive/thrive long-term, especially F-35.
    - Annual appraisal process LMCommit is "Choose your own adventure." You get to set your own goals, and show progress toward them. Managers typically do not have time to provide meaningful feedback, so they just parrot what you have on your self-assessment. So, in essence, you write your own appraisal.
    - Pay raises are minimal at best. Pay for performance methodology is a joke. Pay raise difference between average and above average is maybe 0.5%. Not a lot of incentive to do well at your job.
    - Leveling criteria for promotion are vague and not quantifiable. Depending on how well the business is doing, you can find yourself on easy promotion paths when things are good, or stuck in place for years on end until the business improves. The company seems to selectively care about the promotion criteria, promoting some based on years of service (often past their level of incompetence), and holding others back because they didn't meet the leveling criteria. When things are really bad, you have to justify why you are at the level you are, and not one of the levels below.
    - Healthcare benefits (LM Healthworks) are poor. This may be a sign of the times, but the premiums and per-person/per-family deductibles and co-insurance limits seem very high. This is allegedly because Lockheed Martin self-insures.
    - All training is on-the-job. There is no corporate training budget unless you plan to get a post-grad degree in a technical field that Lockheed decides is important to the company.
    - There is a bit of management arrogance with the expectation that you as the employee will work a certain percentage uncompensated overtime to help the company meet its profit targets. Compensated OT is considered a "privilege" and not a right - not a lot of incentive to work OT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the future: R&D, staff training, private sector business. Don't succumb to "me too" syndrome as it comes to markets to enter like cyber-security. Define the future, set the course, make new markets. Right now it seems we are in sustainment mode, not growth mode. Reconsider your promotion and leveling criteria so that people are appropriately leveled and compensated. Revamp LM Healthworks so the program so that it doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

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

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    Former Employee - IT Program Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - IT Program Manager in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    Great Benefit package Health Dental and 401K

    Cons

    Lockheed has grown too large to care for it's employees. There is no loyalty from management to the individuals who perform the work and keep them employed on a per contract basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and stop blowing your own horns. When your lead rallies the team to accomplish great tasks, your taking credit for the accomplishment only shows what a poor leader you are, and your failure to communicate with the personnel makes me wonder why you are in the Communications Industry to begin with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Up and coming.

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer Asc in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer Asc in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and plenty of time off.

    Cons

    Promotions are very difficult to get.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote employees from a level 1 to a level 2 within the first 2 years of employment.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Not who they used to be

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    Current Employee - Logistics Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Logistics Engineer in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    there is not much good to report on the Lockheed Martin of today. Once an outstanding company to establish a career.. no longer the case.

    Cons

    advancement is very political... it's all in who you know. Management does not take kindly to outsiders (incoming from other programs) joining their team. There isn't any teamwork at the Huntsille site. Everyone is out for themselves in fear of job security. Non military employees only have one option in Healthcare. The Company is NOT what they used to be and it shows in the morale of the employees. A non-inclusive environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Overall good company

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    Former Employee - Senior Administrative/Executive Level in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative/Executive Level in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    Flex time 9/80. Allows employees' to have a three day weekend every other week.

    Cons

    No advancement beyond admin level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support the mentoring program. HR needs to develop the mentoring program for employees' to cross train.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. So far so good

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay. Decent benefits. Opportunities for growth and differentiation as long as you are willing to put in the work and time.

    Cons

    Change is slow, which is expected for a multinational company. Management is sometimes out of touch.Company wide policies may not be applicable or relevant in certain divisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep employees in the loop. Having meetings and webcasts for broad ideas and changes is great, but it might be a good idea to give more granular updates on issues so employees and team members are not surprised at new developments.

    Also, if you want your employees to stay healthy please allow for some time during the work day to work out in the onsite gym. Asking them to stay healthy and then criticizing them for doing so during the day is counterproductive. Most people have families and taking care of things at home may not let them have dedicated gym time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Amazing company with great opportunities for growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    They have such a large amount of resources that are there to help you perform and succeed.
    There are so many groups that you can join and grow yourself as a professional.

    Cons

    It is a large organization so it cannot move at the speed of a small business. It can be tough to deal with the red tape although it is the strict regulations that make their products superior.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. A great company to work for if it fits you

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    Current Employee - Contracts Negotiator in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Contracts Negotiator in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    Great pay
    Good benefits
    Flexible schedule
    Pretty good management (at least my management team is good)

    Cons

    There is a bit a favoritism that can take place
    Everything is urgent
    A little difficult to advance
    Can easily become a "job" if you are not passionate about what you are doing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think management is doing a pretty decent job right now.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Electronics Engineer

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    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    Overtime, travel, fitness facility, ability to advance, large enough company to do something else if you want within the company.

    Cons

    Copious amounts of work and not not enough personnel to comfortable complete milestones, requiring overtime weekly,

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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