Lockheed Martin
3.4 of 5 2,015 reviews
www.lockheedmartin.com Bethesda, MD 5000+ Employees

Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.4 2,015 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

Lockheed Martin President & COO Marillyn Hewson

Marillyn Hewson

(369 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "This is really a wonderful place for a working mother - great work/life balance"
    in 178 reviews
  • "with a 9/80 work schedule we are off every other Friday"
    in 78 reviews
Cons:
  • "Also, it's a crapshoot when it comes to the "work/life balance" they advertise"
    in 38 reviews
  • "Large company in a contacting field makes it difficult to feel part of the company"
    in 65 reviews
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Great Company

Engineer (Former Employee)
Orlando, FL

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

ProsGood salary, great benefits. Great work environment. Interesting customers keep the daily job exciting.

ConsWhile there is opportunity to move within a division. There is not much opportunity to move between divisions

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Mechanical Designer (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

ProsI have been working in Lockheed Martin for 6 years. I love to work with this company because I love military.

ConsI like to design in mechanical equipments and everyone in the same department.

Advice to Senior ManagementMy manager is good guy and helped employees with fair.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Enlightening

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time

ProsDiversity of exposure to technical experiences.

ConsMore commercial environment exposure to enhance diversified experiences.

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Great way to start my career - company really believes in its engineers and supports them.

Staff Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
Rockville, MD

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

ProsTons of leadership training, ability to transfer within the company, solid and clear path to promotion, especially at junior levels. Met some great managers and engineers. Strongly motivate leaders to mentor others and it is a team atmosphere, not competitive within. Definitely recommend, especially to young career folks or those who like the structure and stability of a large company. Plus the stock has been killing it lately in the market.

ConsFederal budgets are declining and therefore LM budgets too - they have been tightening belt and doing layoffs. Not a fast pace of change. Depends on what work you do and what you're interested in, but I never really liked the whole "blowing stuff up" part of the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementIS&GS policy on telecommuters paying for their own travel took this high-pot outside the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Educational

Intern (Current Employee)
Orlando, FL

I have been working at Lockheed Martin as an intern for less than a year

ProsLearned a lot in the field of computer science

ConsLocation is far from UCF

Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very nice place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Lockheed Martin

ProsWork with full freedom and you can come up with new innovative ideas

ConsEmployee Benefits like health insurance and bonus

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good with just a few rough patches.

Systems Engineer, Senior Staff (Former Employee)
Denver, CO

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

ProsReasonably well run company. Variety of work. Great colleagues. Interesting projects. Lots of training and educational support. Pay and benefits better than industry standards.

ConsStill kind of an old boy's network. Uneven advancement. Placement of employees exposed by project contractions is poor. Highly expert specialists are considered a burden to programs.

Advice to Senior ManagementSay what you do, do what you say.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work for if you are in Software Development

Principal Systems Development Specialist (Former Employee)
Denver, CO

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

ProsSolid People to work with. Very collaborative and rewarding, great benefits

ConsThe project I was working on was not secured when it came time for renewal

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I worked at Lockheed Martin

ProsGood work environment. Great pay.

ConsBenefits seem to be lowering

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A great place for applied research

Researcher (Former Employee)

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

ProsThe compensation was fantastic and benefits were good in terms of tuition, retirement, and health. You have to really take control of your own career and (obviously) work hard, continue to learn in your discipline, and network with others. You will have opportunity to work on very very interesting projects.

Additionally, if you get involved with pursuit of research contracts and earn a few wins over time, you will be held in very high regard and asked to participate in a number of projects as people get to know that you do excellent work. This takes tremendous sustained effort, but, then again, anything worth doing in life is worth working hard to achieve.

Consvery very process laden environment which I suppose is necessary for such a large organization to function effectively . There are a handful of less productive people who are very well socially connected and seem to advance because of this.

Incentive to younger workers should be pursued. Younger workers leave after a few years 3-5.

Advice to Senior ManagementPursue incentives for younger workers, something that will want them to stay longer. Create incubator startup environments so that those so inclined can pursue more high-risk high-reward projects.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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