Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated March 22, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Excellent introduction to work life

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in King of Prussia, PA

    I worked at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    -Interesting work
    -Overtime was allowed for internship
    -My manager was an excellent mentor

    Cons

    -Strict work environment relative to tech companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. A good, large size company to work for ...

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineering Manager in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineering Manager in King of Prussia, PA

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

    Pros

    opportunity to switch jobs; good work life balance; good leadership development

    Cons

    often difficulty finding "next project"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    find ways to match skilled employees to new opportunities more quickly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Intern to New Hire

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA

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

    Pros

    Through my internship this past summer, I was able to refine and expand my own personal abilities and at the same time, learn about every aspect of the company. My manager and coworkers were extremely approachable and supportive. I constantly felt like everyone was excited to have me working there.

    Cons

    The office can feel slightly isolated from other people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More opportunities for interns from different areas to meet would be nice. Also a tour of the building would be helpful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. So many Ups and Downs

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in King of Prussia, PA

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

    Pros

    Sense of Pride working for the #1 Defense Contractor to the US DOJ. Protecting our nation here and abroad.

    Cons

    Wasteful spending with a lack of accountability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Provided a good salary and retirement benefits

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    Former Contractor - Consultant in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Contractor - 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
  7. Excellent Career Growth Opportunities, but.....

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    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
  8. Great internship program

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    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 a 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
  9. Overall an excellent employer, although at times somewhat demanding

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    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    I enjoyed my 10+ years at Lockheed Martin

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    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Old Fashioned Company

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    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

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