Lockheed Martin

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Lockheed Martin Reviews in Philadelphia, PA

Updated February 13, 2015
Updated February 13, 2015
175 Reviews
3.4
175 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.  

    Good company, spent many years there

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - RF Systems Engineer in Newtown, PA
    Former Employee - RF Systems Engineer in Newtown, PA

    I worked at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    They have a good culture for professionals. They hire within when they are able. Plenty of room for growth and movement. Ethics are important to them, and they have a hotline for when you have issues. Management is encouraged to be helpful and look for issues in the process, not necessarily in the person. They allowed me to work from home several days a week because of my long commute and need to pick up my kids from school.

    Cons

    Management did not spend the money in the past for keep the commercial satellite business up to speed with technology. They emphasized the importance with government jobs. When the government stopped spending as much, they suddenly realized that they needed to updated their commercial design. It was too late, and a number of years went by without winning any programs. In the end, they decided to move the business to Denver. This was short-sightedness on their part, but probably the right thing to do at this point. Hopefully, they will find success in Denver.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't always follow the money. Consider the whole picture and what could happen in years from now. Plan for the future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Intern to New Hire

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Big company with big processes

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Associate in Moorestown, NJ
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Associate in Moorestown, NJ

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, Highly flexible work schedules for software engineers. Benefits are alright, but are getting worse as time goes on. Interesting work, if you are good at networking and can get on the right projects/teams.

    Cons

    Company is built as a career company in terms of structure, but is seems to be doing everything it can reverse that. Job security is lacking - employment comes and goes with the contracts. Pay raises barely meet inflation. Costs are always foremost - forget about being able to use that fancy tech they show off during the onsite tours. You'll get a cube and a 17 inch monitor.
    Like any large company, YMMV depending on business area, location, and manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to attract and KEEP good talent, or you won't get any and those that you have will leave. High standards and "competitive" (median) pay and benefits will only keep the best people as long as it takes to find a better job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Too many chiefs and not enough Indians

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

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Pay is pretty good

    Cons

    My experience: Your manager changes often, and is not interested in your success
    Behind on technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider flattening out the organization

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Salary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Eng Specialist in Newtown, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Eng Specialist in Newtown, PA

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Large company, internal movement possible

    Cons

    Can get lost in the crowd unless you know higher level management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    +

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    A decent place to work

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

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Interesting work and plenty of opportunity to find interesting activities.

    Cons

    Defense cuts have lessen opportunities and comfortable work environment. Be aware of coming layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give options to employees other than the layoff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Something Something else

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - PCB Design Engineer in Valley Forge, PA
    Former Contractor - PCB Design Engineer in Valley Forge, PA

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

    Pros

    Great salary and super location.

    Cons

    Out dated tools and poor IT support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the jungle

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    So many Ups and Downs

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Great company, problem holding on to talent

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IA Engineer in Warminster, PA
    Current Employee - IA Engineer in Warminster, PA

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

    Pros

    Great company culture and benefits

    Cons

    Leadership had a hard time keeping contracts

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Lockheed Martin

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ESH Engineer, Senior in Newtown, PA
    Current Employee - ESH Engineer, Senior in Newtown, PA

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Great company, good leadership, excellent leadership development and career development programs. Excellent mission overall at all levels. I work in compliance and thoroughly enjoy working with the professionals in my department and across all functional areas every day.

    Cons

    Not really a 'con', but something to be aware of: because of the critical nature of our mission, Lockheed is heavily process oriented. There are many procedures, quality checks, reporting processes, and other administrative requirements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest that there needs to be a more near-term career path for young professionals. Many recent graduates find themselves in departments with quite a few 30-year veterans. While this is great for mentoring, it limits near-term advancement potential unless the young professional has a strong career development plan and is willing to relocate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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