Lockheed Martin

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Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
2,479 Reviews
3.4
2,479 Reviews
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Lockheed Martin President & COO Marillyn Hewson
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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
  • Often times work-life balance is work focused, unless you are in leadership positions (in 48 reviews)

  • For a large company you would expect industry setting standards for benefits (in 69 reviews)

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  1.  

    Enjoyable! Awesome Work Atmosphere!

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst

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

    Pros

    Tremendous team! Great leadership, showed respect and high-character toward employee's with family caring intentions. Truly enjoyed the experience and learning.

    Cons

    None. Operating expense cost is part of doing business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job! Keep it up, solid leadership team in Renton WA.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great benefits and career opportunities

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    Former Employee - Technical Trainer Senior in Fort Eustis, VA
    Former Employee - Technical Trainer Senior in Fort Eustis, VA

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Company has great benefits. My supervisor was very supportive with assisting me with my customer. I worked for Lock heed Martin as a contractor so I went through alot of corporate training which was very imformative and beneficial. They have a great corporate culture and promote from within. Most of the top executives have been long term employees.

    Cons

    Being in a contract position my position was always in jeopardy of being eliminated which happened in my case. They have an inhouse referral program, however most project managers do not crosstalk well and are not willing to hire employees from other projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better cooperation between project managers. Lockheed Martin continues to diversify it's business segments within the contracting arena to remain one of the largest defense contractors gobally.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Marietta, GA

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance is great, ability to work remotely is a plus, training opportunities year round. Meaningful projects and intelligent and professional team members.

    Cons

    Although necessary for the type of work, security can be difficult to deal with at times. But that could be said for all companies that work on high profile projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Solid company to work for with lots of opportunities in many locations.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Integrator Senior Staff in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Systems Integrator Senior Staff in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and salaries, flexible schedules, interesting assignments. Proud to have been part of the team in this defense company.

    Cons

    Sometimes susceptible to layoffs due to contracts ending. Work schedules sometimes very demanding. Should always stay current on latest technology and be willing to change jobs to pursue those skills to prevent running into a dead end career path when you can no longer afford to make the change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Initiate job sharing programs for older workers to retain knowledge and experience that can be passed on to next generation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Best desk job I have ever had

    Cons

    It is a desk job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing. They're all great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to start your career, tough to stick around at the middle.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Analyst Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Analyst Staff in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    -Unique products and programs you can't find anywhere else
    -Large percentage of staff will be eligible for retirement in 5-10 years so I imagine there will be a lot of opportunities in that window.
    -Fast promotion and pay increases during first 5-10 years out of college.

    Cons

    -Slow to change/innovate because of older culture and size
    -Some groups have 30+ people badged to a single manager
    -Very difficult to get promoted once you reach a certain point
    -Limited opportunities to
    -How much you enjoy your job and how you are promoted can be very impacted by whether or not you have a good manager. I have seen and had both good and bad managers and my career and job satisfaction have been a function of how good or bad the person in charge is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Stop cutting infrastructure. You can't innovate and modernize your workplace and also continually slash budgets at the same time.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company that relies on the Government for success

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Remote Desktop Support in Lakeland, FL
    Former Employee - Remote Desktop Support in Lakeland, FL

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

    Pros

    Competitive Pay. Willing to work with you when compared to other jobs. Many positions available with many diverse educational requirements

    Cons

    Due to the government shutdown, those positions are dwindling. Because of this squeeze, opportunities to move within the company are freezing up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build on the great employees you have and give them the salary needed for you to compete. Many ofo your workers will not take time off due to their job responsibilities. Once a year ask them if they would want their vacation hours converted to a bonus check. Moral would be greatly improved and you will be able to retain your best workers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Stable, but stagnant

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Manassas, VA

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

    Pros

    Flex 40 work hours are nice, but benefits aren't great. Salary is ok, but not super competitive. If you're competent and stick around, you can shine, given that you can put up with all the cons.

    Cons

    Nothing ever changes. Things stay the same on a project for years on end, if not decades. Extremely risk averse, which means any change is considered as being bad.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Lockheed Martin NJ

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moorestown, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moorestown, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great people, great company in Moorestown NJ with a strong Military penetration involving USCG and US Navy

    Cons

    Commercial (non-military) programs have not always been competitive or successful. Review process too bureaucratic.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Place to Work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Compensation is great and the work was always exciting. The engineers are dedicated and coworkers exemplify teamwork

    Cons

    Horizontal movement to other industries is more difficult. Work life balance has gone by the wayside recently

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