Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated June 27, 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. Systems Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer Principal in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer Principal in Reston, VA

    I worked at Lockheed Martin (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company benefits, people, locations, work life balance, vacation, career opportunities and compensation, culture and values and reasonable company to work for if you do not have high expectations.

    Cons

    Low increases in pay and promotions. You may not realize all of the discussions about having a work / life balance. Working proposals on the weekend and on holiday can be a bummer. Do not expect anything for it.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your people. They are not dumb, deaf and blind. The employees will discuss amongst themselves whatever your tell them and find the truth.


  2. Items Analyst

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    Former Employee - Items Analyst in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Items Analyst in Bethesda, MD

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Employee Growth, Career Enhancement, Personal Development...

    Cons

    I can honestly say there were no CONS working for Lockheed Martin, Inc. in the past...


  3. Ms. V - LM

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    Former Employee - Cyber Security Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Cyber Security Analyst in Washington, DC

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company with opportunities to grow. Excellent benefits. I spent 7 years with the company on several projects and was always lucky to work with exceptional managers who looked out for their employees. Assisted where necessary but gave the room to lead.

    Cons

    No downsides with the company but maybe the clients who at times were extremely demanding but really not much different from my current situation.

    Advice to Management

    The client does not always know what they want so even though they might issue requests they often need to be better advised.


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  5. A great company fully invested in their employees.

    Current Employee - Senior Engineer Staff in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer Staff in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time

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

    Pros

    Upper management always interested in employee feedback, new ideas and works to implement the best of those into operations. Everything extra you give is valued.

    Cons

    There are no downsides to working at Lockheed Martin, except that the workload never lets up, which indicates the interest in our programs.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the great job that makes Lockheed Martin stand out as an exemplary company with a growing Energy Services division.


  6. It is a wonderful values based company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

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

    Pros

    The mission, people, challenges, opportunities, benefits

    Cons

    Depends greatly on the US Defense Budget

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing all the wonderful things you are doing!


  7. A professional and ethical company. Good to have on a resume.

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    Former Employee - Project Lead in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Rockville, MD

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

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

    Pros

    Lockheed Martin is a great company to work for. They take care of their employees and tier customers. They are fair and pay reasonably well. They encourage hiring and promoting a diverse work force and encourages to all to participate. They work with leading edge technologies and have a great and well deserved reputation among it's customers. When my contract was ending, they offered my another position (although much farther then I wanted to commute) or a very nice severance pay. After leaving LM, they also offered a very good training program to find a new job. I would be glad to work for them again.

    Cons

    They are a big company and it is easy to get lost in cracks. A bit top heavy....lot of VPs and Managers. I would like to see more spent on training to keep employees up on the latest software and hardware. Sometime too much time is spent on compliance training and performance reporting, but I think the process is being looked at and streamlined and this is only a minor issue. The expect you to work 60+ works a week, but they allow work at home when appropriate.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let your employees fall between the cracks. Encourage them to look forward and be clear with them about opportunities and cuts. Try to ensure that the Functional Managers really know what the employee is doing on a daily basis. For the most part, follow LM policies and you should do well.


  8. Company been in business for many years

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Greenbelt, MD
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Greenbelt, MD

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

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

    Pros

    Stability, pay,401k package and they are a well known company.

    Cons

    Long hours no personal life

    Advice to Management

    Maybe


  9. Great company and awesome projects

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Integration and Test Engineer in Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Integration and Test Engineer in Manassas, VA

    I worked at Lockheed Martin

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

    Pros

    The people are great teachers as well as great team members. The programs they have will help you gain the right experience that you need.

    Cons

    I did not feel there were any challanges, like most places work efficiently and effectively you will be able to grow at a company this size.


  10. Long term employee with exceptional opportunties

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Herndon, VA

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

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

    Pros

    - excellent training programs
    - excellent career development opportunities
    - excellent technology

    Cons

    - need to continue to trim middle management to become more cost competitve


  11. Great company for an internship

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - College Student Tech Spec in Herndon, VA
    Former Intern - College Student Tech Spec in Herndon, VA

    I worked at Lockheed Martin as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was surrounded by talented colleagues and was given responsibility immediately. I learned just as much from those around me as I did through the work itself.

    Cons

    The company is enormous, which provides ample opportunity for different positions, but the corporate red tape is apparent for some basic tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.



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