Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated July 6, 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. 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.


  2. 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.


  3. Better than average

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Generally stable work environment. Direct management is usually fair and respectful. Multinational presence with diverse opportunities.

    Cons

    Large company with established processes; can be challenging if you like to work on the cutting edge. Continual budget challenges limit the availability of employee development.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in mid-career employee development. Solicit real concrete input from employees outside of watered-down surveys with generic fluff questions. There are untapped efficiencies to be gained in all processes.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Engineering Planner for a Naval submarine program.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)


  6. Best I've Ever Worked For

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Assurance Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Information Assurance Engineer in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    The people are wonderful. Extremely helpful coworkers who never say no to a request for help. Nobody hides behind voicemail/email, like every other company for which I've worked. Excellent opportunities to learn new things everyday. Pay and benefits are top tier. Work/life balance is best I've ever seen. Veteran recognition is outstanding.

    Cons

    Some of the process is very rigid but it just takes some getting used to. Not necessarily a con but probably the only thing I can say that comes remotely close to a negative

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Clearly, it works.


  7. Lockheed Martin

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Oracle Database Administrator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Oracle Database Administrator in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    numerous benefits and multiple training opportunities

    Cons

    some positions are maintaining legacy systems and are not state-of-the-art technology


  8. Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Orlando, FL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Highly ethical company doing important work. Great place to work with outstanding people all driven towards customer satisfaction. Motto is more than words, it's reality.

    Cons

    U.S. Government customer is very condescending and suspicious... Stuck in 1960's style. You can work very hard, achieve great breakthroughs and get very little customer appreciation.

    Advice to Management

    Company has to make up for customer, showing extra appreciation for employees hard work and diligence.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Excellent but large corporation

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    • 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.


  10. Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Lockheed Martin (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    everyone is nice and helpful, other your manager. Awesome events for the interns.

    Cons

    can't talk about anything you worked on, my manager doesn't care about the intern, he's too busy with his work. Computer equipments are super old.


  11. Information Security Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Assurance Engineer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Information Assurance Engineer in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

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

    Pros

    Disciplined, well run organization. My manager has always been quick to recognize achievements. Company is very generous with salary increases.

    Cons

    Career Options are limited if you live in Oregon. I worked on a small team doing a big job. Worked a lot of hours so it was difficult to find time for continuing education and family.



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