Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
2,342 Reviews

3.4
2,342 Reviews
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Lockheed Martin President & COO Marillyn Hewson
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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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  1.  

    Supply Chain Management

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    Current Employee - Subcontract Management, Stf  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Subcontract Management, Stf in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are very good, people are professional, intelligent, educated and try to do a great job. Ethics are important to the company and therefore, to the employees. Upward mobility is possible if you learn the Lockheed way, work hard, perform above expectations and work on high profile projects--where management pays attention.

    Cons

    The company is so large that they need lots of policies and procedures and metrics to manage the place. Sometimes metrics are one-size fits all, even when the metrics don't apply to the work you're doing. It is a very large company and is difficult to get recognized if you're doing routine, mundane work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balance between metrics and judgment when assessing the employee's performance is necessary. Metrics cannot account for all the work done by a buyer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Opportunities for a Defense Contractor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Great Leadership and variety of job opportunities

    Cons

    May need to relocate based on job opportunities within Lockheed Martin

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love the encouragement from upper management encouraging employees to "OWN" their career

  3.  

    Outstanding, Best in the Industry

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    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
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  5.  

    Sr mechanical designer

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    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Designer  in  West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Designer in West Palm Beach, FL

    I worked at Lockheed Martin as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting work, good use of GD&T.

    Cons

    Intermittent assignments while employed, short contract.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fairly Stable, Competitive Benefits

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    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Large enough that you can relocate to other states if needed.
    Competitive benefits.
    Fairly stable.

    Cons

    Large corporate structure.
    Promotions becoming more difficult.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Excellent, ethical company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager

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

    Pros

    There are several opportunities to change jobs frequently if this is what you enjoy. Contracts come and go which may be a CON for some. If you have been identified as a high-potential leader, adjacent opportunities will surface. Lockheed has a history of innovation and developing cutting edge technology; think: Mars Rover, F35, Cyber Security and many more. Probably some of the smartest people I know work at Lockheed.

    LM is also the most ethical company I have ever worked for and while there may be examples otherwise will deliver what it commits to customers. I have seen them lose millions on contracts to meet deliveries where others may walk or deliver half-baked solutions.

    Cons

    Lockheed is a typical fortune 50 business with a large bureaucratic system. Getting things done can be difficult although this has improved over the years as portions of the company have contracted due to smaller government budgets. Lockheed is very structured with a lot of individuals in support functions which could be seen as a PRO for some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management success at Lockheed is determined by your ability to plan, execute and deliver. Technical staff are expected to innovate and protect contracts from failing by ensuring technical solutions are sound and scalable systems. Transparency is incredibly important as well as chain of command.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Large Manufacturing Company's

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    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Pay and Benefits, and Overall Relaxed work environment.

    Cons

    Lay-offs, adversary attitude between union and company. hard to advance with in the company based on experience, only quality desired is a degree from university.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think you miss out on opportunity by not considering those with out degree, although you invest in workers by refunding then for their education cost. you do not promote them for their efforts and assure they will work for you when finished, there for you train another company's worker.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Starting Point

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Intern in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Lockheed Martin as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly environment, management and co-workers want you to succeed, accommodates schedule, wants student to place school as a priority

    Cons

    Training could be more streamlined

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst

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

    Pros

    If you want to have work-life balance, Lockheed Martin is a great company to work for. Plenty of holiday time, flexible hours (most departments, depends on manager), job security usually stable. Great tuition reimbursement plan. Work load is very reasonable. Professional environment. Many locations work on a 9/80 schedule. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Growth opportunities within the company are there, but you have to be aggressive and know the right people to move up. Pay is decent, no complaints but not competitive. Very political. Performance review process is not popular with employees, although I never had any major issues other than frustration with average reviews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on retention! I left the company simply because there was no fight to keep me. If you let your employees feel unimportant, they will leave for new opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Inclusive career driven customer friendly company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    military friendly inclusive work environment

    Cons

    very large corporation with multiple business units that are constantly reorganizing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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