Lockheed Martin

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Lockheed Martin Reviews in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 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.  

    Not sure...new hire

    Current Employee - Software Engineer Associate in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Associate in Eagan, MN

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

    Pros

    Good salary, potential tuition reimbursement for grad school

    Cons

    Lack of young people; older demographic

  2.  

    Great company with fantastic talent management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Project Engineer in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Project Engineer in Eagan, MN

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

    Pros

    Internal and external education support and plenty of internal advancement opportunities presented to those who care to pursue their career.
    9/80 work hours with every other Friday off was a great perk.

    Cons

    Massive size of company can be daunting for those who aren't proactive. Existing policies can deter some new ideas.
    Company success tied to government political relationships which vary regionally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to pursue and share long range strategic vision internally to keep the spirit alive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    As a government contractor never working at a company facility I still feel included.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Pros

    extensive benefits and stock purchase and other financial benefits along with training and tuition/certification
    reimbursment up to $5400 a year

    Cons

    feeling dislocated from management and benefits it took me over two years to find out the opportunities available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR needs to have a presentation of benefits and when they are available to new employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Great environment, I enjoyed working there. Good people, exciting to be a part of such an iconic company

    Cons

    None stand out enough to complain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I never had any notable complaints towards management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Don't know if it was the corporation or the division

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

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

    Pros

    - Exciting opportunities
    - Working with high-tech solutions
    - Very defined culture, comfort of business expectations
    - Supporting our nation's warfighters; feeling to contribute to our national defense
    - Mission focused

    Cons

    - Management sometimes forgot who we were working for, despite the company slogan; in decisions, what was best for the company was the primary motivator, and often times what was best for the customer (warfighter) wasn't even a consideration
    - Management instituted a time recording system in which excess hours worked on a project beyond 40 pr week were NOT to be recorded, resulting in some unethical practices that I didn't feel right about (5-o'clock programs)
    - No clear path to move up. Despite management promises, it took me quitting to finally get offered the promotion that was denied to me over several years. Had they offered me the promotion earlier, I would not have left to go to another company.
    - You are treated like just another cog in the huge corporate machine. To the company, you are just a number. That would be okay if the middle tier and local management didn't also treat you that same way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Making profit and supporting the customer are NOT mutually exclusive
    - Invest in your employees. Don't expect the government to continually foot the bill to train and educate your employees.
    - Have a plan to move high performers into higher positions; don't make them feel they have to leave the company in order to grow
    - Don't ask your employees to engage in questionable time-keeping practices. Defense contractors got slammed for this twenty years ago during Operation Ill Wind; don't make the same mistakes again. Just because you can't plan for adequate schedule or priced your contract to win without any idea of how to actually accomplish it, don't put it on your employees to donate countless long - and unrecorded hours - to save the corporation money.
    - Ensure your employees are feeling valued.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    In one sentence, Lockheed Martin is an awesome place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Logistics Lead & Project Manager in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Logistics Lead & Project Manager in Eagan, MN

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities for hard chargers

    Cons

    Graybeards already retired and do not connect with others well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay top notch and continue to support employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Sr. Systems/Test Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Eagan, MN

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

    Pros

    pay and benefits are above average

    Cons

    On a Bell curve rating system, someone has to be number 1 and someone has to be on the bottom no matter how productive you are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit catering to the young engineers, they are mature enough to handle minimal pressure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Best experience of my career

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

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

    Pros

    Very demanding work environment with as many challenges as one can handle. Able to coordinate efforts between engineering, marketing, business development, procurement, legal, operations, etc. I knew exactly who I was working for and their mission. Being able to coordinate that with the organization has been a unmatched experience.

    Cons

    No complaints here. Work environment was very rewarding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work was very rewarding when I was there in 2007.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Many good years spent working for Lockheed Martin

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN

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

    Pros

    Lockheed Martin does offer competitive benefits and good compensation, and overall has some good management and does reward good performance.

    Cons

    Lockheed Martin decided to close our operations and moved the work and our jobs to other Lockheed Martin sites, which was not well received nor understood by our customers. There are far too many layers of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the layers of management and listen closely to your employees and your customers in order to streamline and improve operations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fantastic People, Poor Upper Management

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

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

    Pros

    Get to work on highly technical problems with real work implications.
    Every other Friday off is amazing.

    Cons

    Slow to change, antiquated processes slow down the over all speed of deliveries.
    Problem are often escalated needlessly up the chain of command, spending more dollars than the original problem was worth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust the people you hired to make the right decisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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