Lockheed Martin
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www.lockheedmartin.com Bethesda, MD 5000+ Employees

Lockheed Martin Reviews in Philadelphia, PA

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.3 140 reviews

                             

61% Approve of the CEO

Lockheed Martin President & COO Marillyn Hewson

Marillyn Hewson

(28 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Resource and Business Administration Representative (Current Employee)
Newtown, PA

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

ProsWork Life Balance and family atmosphere.

ConsThe plant is shutting down.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It's been rough the past 4 years. Continuous layoffs and benefits decreasing

Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
Moorestown, NJ

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

ProsNice people to work with. Great Neighborhood. People in Southern New Jersey are kind of anti social though.

ConsThe stack and rack ranking system we copied from Microsoft is cancerous and must go. There is a sense that improving your ability as an engineer is the long hard road towards promotion and accounting work such as Earn Value for CAMS are the easier way to gain recognition and advancement. It feels at times that our products are not designed by engineers but by accountants. At the end of the day, I would say filling out my time and figuring out all the cost accounts to properly charge is more difficult and stressful then my actual engineering tasks.

Advice to Senior ManagementYour employee moral is VERY VERY low at this location due to years of layoffs, AMDR contract loss, and steady erosion of benefits. While I understand the sacrifice that everyone has to make in terms of benefits to keep us competitive, more minor stuff will go a long way in boosting our moral. Free coffee, water, juice, etc.. Better 7, 10, 15 year anniversary gifts. An actual Christmas party.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not Great

Engineering Manager (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

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

ProsBenefits are industry standard as are salary bands

ConsThey preach innovation, but really want everything to remain unchanged. A very stifling environment full of average to below average employees.

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Interesting job, poor management

Spacecraft Systems Engineer Senior (Current Employee)
Newtown, PA

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

ProsJobs and people are great. Must of the time it was a great place to work. Pay and benefits are great compared to other companies in the area.

ConsManagement doesn't have a clue. They are afraid to think and make decisions on their own. They just tow the line from above. If you are an older employee look out. Way too much politics. The company is like congress, sometimes its just plain impossible to get simple common sense thingsGet done. They can't and won't survive if the government ever gets serious about doing business like commercial companies do.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet you head out of your arses.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Rememer who works for you!

Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

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

ProsI like most of my co-workers.

Cons45 hour work week sucks

Advice to Senior ManagementYour employees will be loyal if you show loyalty to them.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great learning opportunity, but easy to get lost.

Senior Project Engineer (Current Employee)
Newtown, PA

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

Pros- Salary very good
- Benefits very good
- Leading edge work
- GREAT co-workers

Cons- Big bureacracy... things move at the "Speed of Lockheed"
- Shrinking industry base

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to remember that people are people, not numbers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Lockheed Martin is diverse

Engineer (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

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

ProsGreat learning opportunities
Good benefits
Encourages diversity and inclusion

ConsCan't think of any bad things to say

Advice to Senior ManagementBe good team builders!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Going downhill

Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
Moorestown, NJ

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

ProsThey had long term contracts and cant hire H-1B visas, they needed US citizens with clearance so didn't have to worry about competing with really low wages and long hours, and bad conditions. They had a company retirement but stopped it for new employees in 2006 but if you were there prior you still get it. Starting salaries are good but only for a few years when your not earning that much.

Conslayoffs every year so you don't ask for raises or promotions, just lucky to keep your job. 40 billion pension deficit even though they stopped pension so they want most people with the pension to leave or they lay them off. Don't give raises and when they do they are nothing, have to ask senior engineers and IPTs to write a good letter of input to reviews so people just avoid you so they don't have to. Very petty and childish behavior competing to see who gets the raise and who doesn't, its every man for himself not teamwork. Manager assigns what you work on and then says you don't get a raise because of what project you were on when hes the one assigning the project.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the rating system it turns everyone against each other and no one works together

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great pay but dwindling benefits and bad management

IT Manager (Current Employee)
Marlton, NJ

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

ProsGreat pay and work/life balance
Great name recognition

ConsBenefits decrease each and every year
Management is too slow
Management is out of touch with employees
Continual contract negotiations

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your people. Get rid of high end dead weight.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Quality Engineer (Current Employee)
Newtown, PA

I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time

ProsOff Fridays are a great perk. Work life balance is what you make it. Salaries are competitive, but you have to leave and then come back to get a big jump.

ConsWay too much management, often pushed to meet imaginary deadlines a workers expense.

Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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