Lockheed Martin

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Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
2,356 Reviews
3.4
2,356 Reviews
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Lockheed Martin President & COO Marillyn Hewson
Marillyn Hewson
530 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • This is really a wonderful place for a working mother - great work/life balance (in 201 reviews)

  • 9/80 work schedules for many a real plus (alternate Fridays off) (in 84 reviews)


Cons
  • Depending on the program your work life balance can suffer (in 46 reviews)

  • This is a large company with all the usual shortfalls of management (in 68 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Outstanding, Best in the Industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Business Development in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Excellent management at all levels. The company really lives out its beliefs: Do What's Right, Respect Others, Perform with Excellence. There are many career paths to take within Lockheed and no one is limited to a single path. Management will work with employees to shape and guide careers. The company supports employees and allows flexible work schedules. CEO Marilyn Hewson is an outstanding communicator, and keeps in touch with the worker-bees. Overall, an excellent place to work.

    Cons

    In big companies a lot of emphasis is put on winning bids, and high-fives are given to teams that win. However, a lot good work is also done on a losing effort. Professionals work really hard even when they lose, and their effort should be recognized and high-fives passed around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the open communications with employees about what's going on in this huge company....especially during downsizing. This really help when times get tough.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Good work environment to find yourself.

    Cons

    None that I have at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Lockheed is a great experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Its great with terrific benefits and coworkers are generally there to help and not give a hard time plus you can enter in as an intern and get paid still.

    Cons

    Managment needs to work more on communication and irs more of a workplace than a social gathering.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I juat posted it in the cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Long Term Company to be employed with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Exciting products and innovations. Very focused on ethics and diversity. Large company with many resources for help if needed in any area as well as an extensive amount of in house training available.

    Cons

    Very Political, very much process orientated when sometimes it doesn't pass the common sense test. Removed pension benefits and it can be difficult to get promoted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great opportunity for development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    LM offers very good early career development opportunities through its Leadership Development Program. Work is very interesting and it is easy to take pride in what you do. LM SSC has a 9-80 schedule. This offers very good work-life balance.
    LM SSC also offers very competitive benefits.

    Cons

    Due to ongoing budgetary pressures, LM has responded with cost-cutting measures that includes promotion freezes. This has left lot of mid-career professionals in the lurch and looking elsewhere. Part of this process has also meant degradation of their benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mid-career professionals are key to filling a widening skills gap due to near-term retirement of many engineers. Solid plans, that included opportunities and compensation are required to retain mid-career professionals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place if you have initiative and drive to create your own market

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Principal
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Principal

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

    Pros

    Freedom to create a business area with your customers. You can garner the trust of leadership who will then let you run with it.

    Cons

    It's a big company so there is some beauracracy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Positive Productive Internship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Learned a lot, my team was friendly. Work life balance was great and Lockheed encouraged outside of work friendships and clubs.

    Cons

    There is fierce competition between the different engineering teams. This was very counterproductive as a intern.

  9.  

    Positive experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    LM has strong talent development programs. They develop cool technologies and are one of the leading A&D providers.

    Cons

    Government contracting has a relatively slow pace of doing business. Large organization sometimes takes a while to get approvals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider cultural changes to attract junior talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It was a good long run.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Material Handling Supervisor
    Former Employee - Material Handling Supervisor

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

    Pros

    Lockheed Martin has good benefits and a good plan to take care of employees. There are plenty of opportunities for young professionals.

    Cons

    There aren't many Cons I have to list while working for Lockheed Martin. Contracts run out everyday and that is the only risks I faced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to support employees, especially during government budget cuts.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Chief  in  Eglin AFB, FL
    Current Employee - Crew Chief in Eglin AFB, FL

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

    Pros

    The job is exciting and rewarding most of the time.

    Cons

    Management is lost most of the time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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