Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated July 7, 2015
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Lockheed Martin President & COO Marillyn Hewson
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Pros
  • The work-life balance was great (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
  • Work life balance is non existent (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, good pay

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in O'Fallon, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in O'Fallon, IL

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lockheed Martin as a company has a prestigious reputation as a defense contractor. Would be a nice company to retire from.

    Cons

    The area of expertise I fall into seems to have no clear path of advancement within the company. I may not have done the proper research in all fairness.


  2. It has its pros and cons

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

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and various interesting projects. Ability to move around due to company size.

    Cons

    Knowledge sharing is lacking. Large experience gap is prevalent throughout the company. Processes often hinder and slow down efficiency drastically in some cases.

    Advice to Management

    Work on removing experience gap. The key is to providd employees approaching mid level careers immense room for growth--both in terms of knowledge and reward. The ability to move around and acquire more skills should be emphasized and encouraged instead of being "stuck" in one area or program. Also, not enough feedback is provided to employees regularly.


  3. Technical Subcontract Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Subcontract Manager in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Technical Subcontract Manager in Aurora, IL

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great employee culture with real care and concern about the employee. LM really cares about its employees and the employees know it!

    Cons

    I don't have a down side. Management is fair, they treat you with dignity and respect....its all good

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Lockheed Martin is a superb place to work and truly be a member of a team.


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  5. Former Employee

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at Lockheed Martin (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great technology, products, customers, missions

    Cons

    Prone to cyclical revenue levels


  6. Helpful (1)

    Engineering Planner for a Naval submarine program.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Planner in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Program Planner in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities for training and getting face time with upper management. Gain operations, finance and engineering experience. Opportunities for independent projects and business trips to see actual engineering work.

    Cons

    Sometimes the program structure would become far too rigid, but also the management structure and business rhythm changed far too often. Initiating 'change' was a large barrier at times (signature loops and battling the clock).

    Advice to Management

    Do what it takes to keep your top talent (enhanced job title, responsibility, compensation)


  7. Helpful (11)

    security officer

    Current Employee - Security Officer/Receptionist in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Security Officer/Receptionist in Alexandria, VA

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

    Pros

    Very pleasant atmosphere, most of the people are polite and friendly. The pay is good and the job offers plenty of opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Some people may not like the early morning hours and the very busy days. Also when the treat level is raised it requires a lot more detailed responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management will be to try to develop a better communication with employees and except their ideas if it make sense. Work together as a team in order to achieve the best possible outcome.


  8. Team lead

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lockheed Martin

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A great Facility ! It is well maintained and organized in the manufacturing plant ! The people there are friendly and helpful !

    Cons

    The downside is that everything is top secret and most of their things are incognito. Somethings in the manufacturing plant people are not doing anything.

    Advice to Management

    The only advice that i would probably say is that y'all should walk down the manufacturing plant and see what the workers do. See if they are actually working.


  9. Developer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Lockheed Martin

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, competitive pay, /Nice people to work with

    Cons

    At times slow to rectify disputes


  10. Positive Internship Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Interns have good privileges, like being able to connect with people in various parts of the company playing different roles, which helps you understand the culture. The "buddy" system was a helpful approach to integrating with other employees. The internship was a generally positive experience.

    Cons

    The company seems to be too large. Morale on the manufacturing floor was low, and it was difficult to implement changes to procedures - even those suggested by current employees.

    Advice to Management

    Continue trying to understand the needs and wants of your fellow employees who actually work on the manufacturing floor. The most important point being to keep up their morale and motivation.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Excellent but large corporation

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive pay, excellent benefits, ability to move to other companies or locations within the corporation. They also have a pretty large budget for employee training. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Facilities can be old, but typical of 1960s military industrial complex. It's a large corporation so some of their rules or procedures may seem inefficient or archaic to someone used to a smaller company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the training available. I understand you need to train and nurture the younger employees, but don't forget the people that have been contributing for a longer time.



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