Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
3042 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Employment Status

Reset
3.5
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Lockheed Martin President & COO Marillyn Hewson
Marillyn Hewson
804 Ratings

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)

More Pros and Cons

3,042 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    Best I've Ever Worked For

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Assurance Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Information Assurance Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  2. Lockheed Martin - Great Place to Work Even If You Are a Useless Tool

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SI in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - SI in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, great opportunities to do exciting and fun work. Ethics really IS important and not just noise from above. Leaders, for the most part, are high quality.

    Cons

    Management forced to hold on to dead weight underperformers to keep HR happy and do so at the detriment of the competant, valued workers. More overhead money is spent on a select few than on the training people need to do their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the people who do the actual work and pay them accordingly. Keep HR on a leash so that people CAN be fired for being lazy and useless so we high and exceptional performers are not forced to carry them along.


  3. A red white and blue company, through and through.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician Senior in Owego, NY
    Current Employee - Technician Senior in Owego, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lockheed is a great place to work, especially for people interested in working on the latest technologies, or on programs that will have an important impact on the security of this nation and its allies.

    Cons

    At lower levels, it is very easy to be lost or overlooked, especially on successful programs. It is often the poorly performing programs that get the most attention.

    Advice to Management

    Recognizing the new ideas that the younger generations bring to the table will bring great changes to Lockheed. The managers that try to stick with the "tried and true" and reject new ideas are the same managers who will find their programs falling farther and farther behind.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Lockheed Martin is a great place for a career.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Solid company, management is committed to their employees

    Cons

    The corporate level management seems a bit weak but the local company level management quite strong.

    Advice to Management

    Give more responsibility to the management at the local company level. Too many of the "pronouncements from on high" are not suitable for all of the companies.


  6. Great place to work if you love Space, Aviation, or Military hardware.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Quality Engineer in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Staff Quality Engineer in Eagan, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits package (especially the 9/80 workweek at many locations, gives you every other Friday off). Company has a stable backlog of business in many different sectors (mostly defense), which hold up well even in a sagging economy. They have a very strong focus on ethics and doing the right thing. There is a great program for new college graduates, or if you've been working a long time, its also a great place if you just want to specialize in a certain discipline. Lots of emphasis on leadership development also, and lots of great training is encouraged in many different areas.

    Cons

    Since most work is on Government contracts, the work can be highly structured, and there are many procedures to follow.

    Advice to Management

    I think they're on the right course - keep doing what they are doing.


  7. Lockheed Martin is the best major defense company to work for in Huntsville, Alabama.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer, Senior in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer, Senior in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends

    Pros

    Lockheed, Huntsville is a great facility that really cares for employees. There are many opportunities for a person to grow and hone engineering skills, and most of the management is very helpful to making sure their employees are satisfied. The pay is above average, and Lockheed typically stays on the cutting edge of defense programs.

    Cons

    They took away BCBS as a health insurance option, and the vision plan stinks if you don't use the chain vision centers. Most of the programs are large, and with that comes large program politics.

    Advice to Management

    Try to reach out more to junior engineers. Have more random one on one meetings and less "all hands" meetings.


  8. Fair treatment, lots of benefits.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    In my light experience within LM I have been treated fairly, I feel like most work I do is valuable. It also seems to be a good place to work, when a program gets cut, upper management really attempts to facilitate moving employees instead of laying them all off.

    Cons

    The salaries are not as good as some of the private companies, but the job security is higher than private companies. They also have downsized their masters reimbursement programs a bit.

    Advice to Management

    Micro-manage a bit less.


  9. Solid Company!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company. Cool Products. Great CEO and Leadership vision.

    Cons

    Could get paid much more for working in the commercial sector.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so ego-tistic. Not all of them, but a few of them.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great for professional growth, not for personal growth or work-life balance.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Test Engineer Senior in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Test Engineer Senior in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    Challenging work environment with many opportunities to stretch into new areas. Good pay, benefits and people. This is a great technically fulfilling and professionally satisfying employer.

    Cons

    Being such a large company many times the communication lines are very thin. One can easily get lost in the mix. The job posting internal and external is cumbersome and lacks feedback or responsiveness. It seems sometimes that the benefits get cut continuously including tuition reimbursement, pension, and next to come health insurance. Record profits don't mean record pay increases, just a higher standard for the next year.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key to higher morale. Employees long for transparency. Reply to job postings in a timely manner.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great company to work for, in my experience they really reward success and hard work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have been with LM for over three years, they have always been fair. I started as an engineer and am now part of management. The business unit I work for is like working for a smaller company, they are nimble but have the backing of the Lockheed Martin. The salary's a above average and the benefits are fantastic. Because of economies of scale, my health insurance premiums were cut in half between last year and this year. The ability to move up in the company is there, but you have to work for it. They promote deserving people and reward success.

    Cons

    You have to be prepared for the work-load. At times working 50-60 hours a week is necessary, but at other times the schedule is flexible. Also, being a defense contractor (even though they do ALOT of space work for other government, Non DOD agencies) can be difficult. You are at the mercy of the government, if there are cut-backs there can be some scrambling to ensure people remain gainfully employed. Another issue is obtaining new business, they are very good at identifying opportunities, but then the follow-through is not always there. My team has identified business in different areas that would be a good fit, but sometimes it goes nowhere when it is pushed up the chain. At my level of program management, I don't always have the time to chase the work when I have to focus on my customer 100% of time.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in more business development. Business Development has to be more than getting a business card from a government rep and turning it over to the directors for action. Try and reduce competition between the various business units would also help, but determining methods of sharing sales credit for work being conducted, it may foster more collaboration between complementary business units instead of competition.



Showing 3,042 of 3,195 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.