Lockheed Martin

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Lockheed Martin Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
2,603 Reviews
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Lockheed Martin President & COO Marillyn Hewson
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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.  

    Long term employee with exceptional opportunties

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    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)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company for an internship

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    Former Employee - College Student Tech Spec in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - College Student Tech Spec in Herndon, VA

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Outstanding, Best in the Industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Business Development in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (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
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  5.  

    Best experience. A really great company.

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    Current Employee - Intern in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Intern in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are awesome and the people are really friendly. The company definitely cares about its employees. A lot of growth potential too.

    Cons

    Communication could use some work amongst teams here and there, but for the most part it's good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    I was a Technical Writer/Editor III for Lockheed Martin from March 2000 to November 15, 2013.

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer/Editor III in Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer/Editor III in Manassas, VA

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

    Pros

    Very good company to work for. Good location.

    Cons

    I didn't expect to be laid off after almost 14 years with the company but there were layoffs due to decreased government funding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you know a person is going to be laid off, tell them when you find out about it and don't wait until the day you are going to walk him/her out. This would give them a chance to search for a different job instead of being out in the cold. The past Christmas was the worst I ever had because we didn't have any money for gifts and we didn't even have any food.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fantastic intern experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Intern in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Software Development Intern in Gaithersburg, MD

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

    Pros

    -Fantastic work environment: the people worked hard but had a lot of fun.
    -My team was always accessible, and made an effort to have me work on projects that actually matter.
    -I worked on a variety of projects, all useful, that were all fantastic learning experiences.

    Cons

    -As a large company, there were sometimes some issues with bureaucratic paperwork taking forever to process: setting up the paperwork to work there was a pain.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Absolutely Wonderful

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    Former Employee - Medical Logistics Technician in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Medical Logistics Technician in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great staff, Good Supervisors,Im so sorry it had to close.

    Cons

    It was just to far. I live in Woodbridge VA and it was located in the far North west area

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very difference.

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    Former Employee - MRT in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - MRT in Washington, DC

    I worked at Lockheed Martin as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay were great and job location.

    Cons

    The management was hard to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train manager better, with people skill.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    MIssion-focused, great mission, value their engineers and veterans, tops in ethics.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SysEng in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - SysEng in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Highly mIssion-focused organization, for a great mission -- defending our country.

    The company knows very well that they are an engineering company. So, they look after and appreciate their engineers. Also great with & for veterans.

    Tops in ethics. Excellent culture. Excellent people to work with, and work for.

    Cons

    Starting salaries tend to the low side, salary growth tends to be slow. (Salary process has become fairly transparent.) Training budget always tiny. (Beginning to do more in employee training with innovative approaches.)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Loved It!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, challenging work, opportunities for growth. I plan to hopefully return one day. I only left because our division got sold to an investment firm so didn't have a choice. Now I'm with the company called The SI Organization, Inc. which is all about money and does not care one bit about its employees.

    Cons

    Too many levels of management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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