Lockheed Martin

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Lockheed Martin Reviews in King of Prussia, PA

Updated November 2, 2014
Updated November 2, 2014
2,518 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.  

    Provided a good salary and retirement benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Consultant in King of Prussia, PA

    I worked at Lockheed Martin as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good salary
    Educational opportunities
    Bright engineers, good coworkers

    Cons

    Hierarchy of management
    Conservative leadership
    dominated by weak HR department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up, and let employees contribute ideas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent Career Growth Opportunities, but.....

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst Staff in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst Staff in King of Prussia, PA

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

    Pros

    Lockheed Martin is great as a startup job. You can grow and learn up to a certain point, unless you have all of your degrees or you know someone.

    Cons

    When it comes time for layoff, Management forgets or doesn't care about loyal, exceeding workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about people as well as profit.

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

    Great internship program

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - College Intern Non-tech Specific in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - College Intern Non-tech Specific in King of Prussia, PA

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

    Pros

    LM really knows how to take care of their interns. They paid for my relocation, gave me interesting and challenging, projects, encouraged development by setting me up with senior leaders, paid my rent, and my director took the time to personally develop me as an employee. The pay was on the higher end as well. Lockheed is full of smart people as well.

    LM also has a great culture. It is a very ethical and solid company.

    I took a full time job only because I wanted to be in a major city/be in consulting. However, one day i would love to return to LM in an internal role.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in young talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall an excellent employer, although at times somewhat demanding

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in King of Prussia, PA

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

    Pros

    A very ethical company that provides a challenging environment with good compensation and benefits

    Cons

    LM can be a rather intense place to work, depending on the project and schedule. Reasonably high level of concern over quality of life issues for employees, opportunity for training and job mobility in the company. Managing work life balance can be an issues ... hours can be long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    High standards and uncompromising ethics are transmitted very effectively to all employees. The pace of life at LM can be very demanding, and effective personal management is needed to avoid burn-out in some jobs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    I enjoyed my 10+ years at Lockheed Martin

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Integration & Test Engineer in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Systems Integration & Test Engineer in King of Prussia, PA

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

    Pros

    During the first 5 years of my career at LM, the possibilities for career growth were endless. LM was winning government contracts at an outstanding rate and the work was plentiful. I had the opportunity to travel, meet new people and learn a lot about the company.

    Cons

    The remainder of my career was nothing like the beginning of my career. As government contracts slowed down, so did the work available to the employees. LM has an extremely high turn over rate and often I felt as if I were just another employee. Definitely a insider "good old boys" organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be very careful about who you let manage people. Some managers had very poor people skills even though they were great technical managers. When your technical manager is also your functional manager, that conflict of interest can really disrupt the career path of an employee.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Old Fashioned Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in King of Prussia, PA

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

    Pros

    Offers the opportunity to work for large projects of vital importance to the nation. Pay and benefits are good.

    Cons

    This company works with a lot of old legacy practices and technology and, aside from a small percentage of individuals and a few pockets here and there, is not very innovative. A great many people want to avoid change altogether and actively resist it. This company is trying to go agile, but, aside from a few individuals, just doesn't get it.

    You're generally either under micromanagement or hit and run management. The company doesn't want to promote anyone except in rare cases. Work-life balance is supported in theory, but in practice you'll be given more work than you could ever possibly complete in a 40 hour work week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like people. They are your most valuable asset.

    For a high tech company, change must be a constant.

    Agile is something that the whole organization needs to be, not just software developers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place to Start and Grow a Career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in King of Prussia, PA

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

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance, supportive management, great benefits, good culture, many opportunities to grow w/in the company and obtain varied experience in multiple domains. Senior management had good mix of business and engineering expertise.

    Cons

    When I worked there, some organizations had too many (unnecessary) levels of management, but I've heard that this has improved over the last few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I had a very positive experience working for Lockheed Martin for 25 years.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Systems Engineer in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Systems Engineer in King of Prussia, PA

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

    Pros

    I was treated very fairly by most of my supervisors, and I consistently received above average performance appraisals.

    Cons

    The turnover in middle management often leads to a lack of continuity. For one stretch in my career, I reported to about six different managers within just a few years ... in the same job. Also, some programs and business lines are too narrowly focused on a single government customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please recognize the vulnerability of associating an entire program or business line to a single customer (agency). It might be a better business model to align your divisions more closely to the skill set of your employees. In other words, pursue parallel customers who need the same skill set. Your own claim used to be "move work, not people"; yet now, you seem to implement the opposite: lay off people, rather than move the work.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Stockroom , Sr. Tech

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    Current Employee - Senior Technician in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Technician in King of Prussia, PA

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

    Pros

    Work for them for 7 years a very good company to work for

    Cons

    Getting Laid off going for a new position for only 6 month when I could be still working in Newtown in the stockroom.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would love to be called back

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Probably the worst place to work as a developer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Associate in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Associate in King of Prussia, PA

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

    Pros

    Average pay
    Looks decent on a resume

    Cons

    Boring, white-collar, Office Space-style cube farm.
    Work with outdated technology (literally worked on 30 year old C code).
    Work through a million processes to get anything done.
    No internet access (I had to get up and walk across the room to a shared computer to look up things on the internet).
    Lots of old people coasting to retirement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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