Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
2,339 Reviews

3.4
2,339 Reviews
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Lockheed Martin President & COO Marillyn Hewson
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504 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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.  

    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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  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.  

    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
  7.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Lockheed Martin

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer Senior Staff  in  Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer Senior Staff in Grand Prairie, TX

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

    Pros

    The company is a good company. It promotes a friendly environment work place. The company encourage its employee to do good job by providing leaderships, benefits, and top-of-the line technologies in the work environment.
    It provide assistance in tuition for each employee to get higher education. The benefits is good. The time-off policies is good. The company provide flexible work time.

    Cons

    The company provides on-site training, or trainings on selected seminar, trainings offered by other private organizations, universities. Each employee has opportunities for personal growth. Each employee will have a mentor to help him/her during his/her career at Lockheed Martin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Mangement is helpfy in helpin personal growth, training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Lockheed Martin

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and great benefits!

    Cons

    There is not a direct plan for advancement to more senior level positions.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Finally Feel Like I Am A Part Of A 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 5 years

    Pros

    I've absolutely enjoyed working for Lockheed Martin. Since winning the contract that I am on, instead of keeping me at my underpaid level I was at with my previous employer (which was my fault for accepting such a low pay), they have made an effort to increase my salary to be more in-line with the industry.

    This is also the first company that I have worked for where I have felt like that I'm truly part of the company. (i.e. - They care about my professional growth.) And now, having lost the contract that I am on, they are doing everything they can to find me a new position within Lockheed Martin. This is exactly the opposite from how my previous company was when they lost the contract.

    Cons

    I wish there were more opportunities in my area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Structures Mechanic learned a variety of operations f16 f22 f 35

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

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

    Pros

    outstanding place to work at people are informative.

    Cons

    New processes and getting on line with work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your floor employees on how to master operations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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