Lockheed Martin

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Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
2,337 Reviews
3.4
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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.  

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    As a retired military veteran, to work on a 5th generation program, gave me pride and the feeling that I was still contributing to the war fighters.

    Cons

    Lockheed has a tendency to place people in management positions that have little or no aviation experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilize your resources. The best ideas and processes come from those, on the floor with hands on experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent, ethical company

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    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good but not great

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    Current Employee - Subcontracts Manager  in  Moorestown, NJ
    Current Employee - Subcontracts Manager in Moorestown, NJ

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    All the benefits of working for a big company like training opportunity, lots of locations if you're willing to move, plenty to do if you want to try something new. Very good flexibility (everyone gets a laptop and full flex hour control). Pretty good school reimbursement program given most companies are eliminating this now.

    Cons

    As with any big company the bureaucracy is insane. Also take into account the customer (military) so in most cases LM ends up mirroring that type of infrastructure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Good pay.
    Good team work.
    Steady work year round.
    Plenty of travel.

    Cons

    Insurance is a little costly.
    401 k is not matched to any%
    Review system is lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to you teams on the ground

  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Experience Depends on Team

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    Former Employee - Senior Information Assurance Engineer  in  Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Information Assurance Engineer in Lexington, MA

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

    Pros

    The team i worked with was extremely helpful and supportive.

    Cons

    Trying to relocate within the company was extremely difficult and ultimately i had to change employers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent support of my career

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    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin as an intern for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent management responsiveness to personal career goals. Exciting and challenging work

    Cons

    Corporate Bureaucracy, cutbacks. Defense industry in general is struggling

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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