Lockheed Martin

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Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
2,421 Reviews
3.4
2,421 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 221 reviews)

  • Flex-time - especially the 9/80 work schedule (in 95 reviews)


Cons
  • Often times work-life balance is work focused, unless you are in leadership positions (in 47 reviews)

  • For a large company you would expect industry setting standards for benefits (in 70 reviews)

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  1. 10 people found this helpful  

    Spent nearly 20 years working here then company announced closure of facility

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Project Engineer

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

    Pros

    Big company, lots of opportunity, work-life balance is outstanding, management where I worked was decent and most of them cared.

    Cons

    You're loyal to the company but the company is only loyal to the bottom line.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stable and solid place to work at, but a bit boring.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

    -Like-minded employees who are easy to get along with.
    -Good benefits such as getting educational degrees paid by the company.
    -Work-life balance: flexible working hours and plenty of vacation time.
    -Up-to-date technology: Using Visual Studio 2013 and .NET 4.5.
    -Good freedom to work on different projects within a program.

    Cons

    -Good employees aren't acknowledged as much as they should due to the deep management chain.
    -Raises are too small.
    -Sterile work environment: basic cube-farm with little accommodations for employees and no place to relax and hang out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make things more interesting or fun for employees, e.g. look up Google's work environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lockheed Martin provides challenging engineering and technology opportunities, both in USA and around the world.

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Moorestown, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Moorestown, NJ

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

    Pros

    Challenging tasks. Worldwide travel. Cutting edge technology. Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Advancement of unskilled engineering professionals to technical management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more time in current employees, whom have vast amounts of experience, and have been instrumental in Lockheed's successes, versus (overly) focusing on hiring and promoting new, very young talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern

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

    I worked at Lockheed Martin as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, they give you meaningful projects and don't make you feel like an intern. Very organized intern program, given a supervisor and "buddy" on the first day to help ease the transition. Everyone is very helpful and treat interns well.

    Cons

    Low starting salary unless you get into leadership development programs.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Stable Company

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    If you are identified as a high contributor you are treated well. Decent benefits, very good work/life balance most of the time. Never said no to a vacation and the experience has been very good upt ot his point.

    Cons

    Most of the leadership is progressive with their attitude towards the workforce. Some is not. So sometimes I have found it difficult to fight the balance between walking a politically correct type approach and a get it done type attitude. I don't know that this is company specific, just something that struck me as odd.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, stable professional organization

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    Former Employee - Subcontract Administrator in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Subcontract Administrator in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Great salary
    Great benefits
    Opportunities for growth

    Cons

    The office locations within the Nevada region are quite limited

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    I would go back in a heartbeat [FPS]

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Greenville, SC

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

    Pros

    In 2007, it was announced that the division I had transferred down to Greenville, SC, for (ISSP) was being relocated out of state. All 135(?) employees were offered either a very generous relocation or staying through to the end package. Our director watched out for us. She had made provisions for: 1. Relocation, bringing the Chamber of Commerce from the destination city in to meet with us and discuss what housing was available, answer any questions we may have had, plus offered a generous relocation package; 2. Trips to the destination city so we could see what the area was like and determine for ourselves if it would be a good fit (all gratis); 3. An excellent bonus for those who decided to stay through to the end; and 4. Invited the local Unemployment Office to meet with those of us who stayed to answer any questions. If that doesn't say "we care" I don't know what does.

    Cons

    Because they were so encompassing in what they provided for us in the Division's move, except for normal daily job concerns that are bound to come up at times, no matter where you work, I have nothing but admiration for this management team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You had a great representative in place who worked for both LM's best interest and LM's displaced workforce. I know I, for one, felt taken care of. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great place to learn & grow

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Staff in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Staff in Boulder, CO

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

    Pros

    Lots of great opportunities if you work hard and put yourself out there. High expectations which helps ensure people are pulling their weight and doing a good job.

    Cons

    The outlook can be tough because there isn't a lot of new work at some locations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to have high expectations but remember folks need some work life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Probably the best company to work for in this industry

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Planner in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Planner in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Awesome employee engagement (ice cream socials, bbqs, movie nights, etc.)
    -Employee recognition (you can give a co-worker a "high-5" and they get a small gift)
    -It's a large company so that means there are so many different job roles

    Cons

    -Very difficult to get promoted
    -Awful health insurance

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Principal Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Good company to work with and have a great compensation.

    Cons

    Defense industry; Easy get off funding.

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