Lockheed Martin

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Lockheed Martin Reviews in Sunnyvale, CA

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
2,606 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • This is really a wonderful place for a working mother - great work/life balance (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
  • My program had mandatory overtime, seems like work/life balance might not be the best (in 50 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Systems Engineering Staff

    Former Employee - Systems Engineer Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer Staff in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    The assignments are challenging and good working environment. The company values standard is high.

    Cons

    Training does available to employee. Personal growth is for selected employee only. Benefits being taking away to meet company affordability goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do the right thing. Bring the best out of every employee abilities. Be an effective leader.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start your career, tough to stick around at the middle.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Analyst Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Analyst Staff in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    -Unique products and programs you can't find anywhere else
    -Large percentage of staff will be eligible for retirement in 5-10 years so I imagine there will be a lot of opportunities in that window.
    -Fast promotion and pay increases during first 5-10 years out of college.

    Cons

    -Slow to change/innovate because of older culture and size
    -Some groups have 30+ people badged to a single manager
    -Very difficult to get promoted once you reach a certain point
    -Limited opportunities to
    -How much you enjoy your job and how you are promoted can be very impacted by whether or not you have a good manager. I have seen and had both good and bad managers and my career and job satisfaction have been a function of how good or bad the person in charge is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Stop cutting infrastructure. You can't innovate and modernize your workplace and also continually slash budgets at the same time.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Probably the best company to work for in this industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 a 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
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  5.  

    Nurses are not valued in the health and wellness dept.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Occupational Health Nurse in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Occupational Health Nurse in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    The nurses in the clinics are great to work with and extremely supportive of each other.
    The pay is competitive in the industry

    Cons

    The physician managers did not know how to effectively manage. There were not no ways for nurses to advance in the department. Moral is very low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the nurses do their jobs without micromanaging!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great opportunity for development

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    LM offers very good early career development opportunities through its Leadership Development Program. Work is very interesting and it is easy to take pride in what you do. LM SSC has a 9-80 schedule. This offers very good work-life balance.
    LM SSC also offers very competitive benefits.

    Cons

    Due to ongoing budgetary pressures, LM has responded with cost-cutting measures that includes promotion freezes. This has left lot of mid-career professionals in the lurch and looking elsewhere. Part of this process has also meant degradation of their benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mid-career professionals are key to filling a widening skills gap due to near-term retirement of many engineers. Solid plans, that included opportunities and compensation are required to retain mid-career professionals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great technical experiences

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Management Associate Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Program Management Associate Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Great training, good aerospace experience. Great people and support. Overall great company. Work-life balance depends on what programs or organizations you're in. In manufacturing and operations it can get pretty overwhelming with the expected amount of overtime you are to put in.

    Cons

    Not enough work to support plant. There is a severe lack of future work for Space Systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a need to break the dependence on government only work. There is a lot of extensive experience in the Sunnyvale plant but that experience is walking out the door and Lockheed is only too willing to hold the door.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work Environment Going Forward

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    401K match. Compensation is fair. They include benefits in calculation of compensation package.

    Cons

    Currently in the midst of realigning their business as a result of sequestration and aging of the work force. Cutting back on benefits. Pensions are being phased out. Talk of reducing severance pay policies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    good place to retire perhaps

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Associate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Associate in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    not a lot of work

    Cons

    boring. no room for advancement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to get experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Formal structure. Large company with many locations

    Cons

    Limited growth potential. Great place to gain a few years experience from college.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many managers, not enough employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great for up and coming engineers, but not enough opportunities for mid to senior level

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Great environment for young engineers to get some real practical experience. Lots of senior folks willing to mentor, and management is very supportive of your career development. Work life balance is also great especially with 9/80.

    Cons

    Due to budget cuts, there is a lot less room to grow for mid level or senior engineers. After years of layoffs of senior positions, the outlook for Sunnyvale campus is getting more bleak.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need to win some new business for Sunnyvale or there won't be a campus left.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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