Lockheed Martin Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
2,344 Reviews

3.4
2,344 Reviews
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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Turn your career in to a Job!

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Analyst in Bethesda, MD

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

    Pros

    Flex time, and Vacation time

    Cons

    Work culture is hostile, retaliation and nepotism run rampant. Job Reqs are frequently opened for, "groomed" candidates i.e. it's a forgone conclusion who will be receiving the promotion. The workforce is flat, there are very many low levels, and very few opportunities to further your career through hard work. The culture is the literal stereotype of who you know, no what you know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the silliness of forcing employees to interview for the next promotion to a different area where they may not even be the best qualified candidate and know very little about there new higher position. Promote from within the group. All your doing is fostering resentment of a new higher paid person coming in who beyond there ability to interview well, likely know far less about the area than the workforce you overlooked. I can't recommend anyone I care about work here long term... you've turned it in to a paycheck and taken away the pride of having a career... I literally have a manager telling me that you have no loyalty to us, therefore where is ours in return to you? The bare minimum to keep our employment, you are not fostering any more than that. That's it, that's the word on the street. You can either listen, or argue with beautiful PR words. But at the end of the day, I and many others feel the way I described and we are where the rubber meets the road... not HR.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Government Intelligence Analyst

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    Current Employee - Senior Intelligence Analyst  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Intelligence Analyst in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I enjoyed working 4 (10-hour) days

    Cons

    As a Government Contractor, I really enjoyed the people I worked worked. However, LMCO was extremely submissive to the Federal Government and I assume that since LMCO was the prime, they didn't want to "rock the boat" when it came to Government Mandated downsizing.
    Save ALL YOUR LEAVE; because when OPM closes Government Offices you will be REQUIRED to use your "leave" if you want to get paid!! I have a BIG PROBLEM with that; especially, if you are a Salaried Employee.............its not your fault it snowed!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Lots of opportunity to learn all aspects of the business

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    Current Employee - Subcontract Administrator  in  Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Subcontract Administrator in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

    Great place for entry and mid level resources. There are flexible work schedules, and the ability to work remotely, the program allows it. Great mentors, and experienced employees that are always willing to provide advise and motivation.

    Cons

    Work is feast or famine, meaning work can be extremely slow at times, but when the work is there it seems that you have to work around the clock to get is all done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good job if you are okay with corporate

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Good job security and fair compensation compared to competition.

    Cons

    Very corporate. I did not feel important to the company at large, and never came in contact with top execs. There is ~8 levels of separation from the lowest employee to the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fun while it lasted

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    Former Employee - SharePoint Instructor  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - SharePoint Instructor in Washington, DC

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good working conditions, They had a great coffee maker

    Cons

    Never knew when a contact would extend or end

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's a big company with a big company feel.

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    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst  in  Crystal City, VA
    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Crystal City, VA

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of job opportunities and chances for upward mobility. They're also very diversified and have locations all around the world.

    Cons

    The healthcare benefits are subpar compared to other companies. Employees typically shoulder 25% of the cost of their healthcare plans, which is a lot when compared to just over 10% at other leading competetors. However, if this is what is necessary in order to pay people better wages, I guess it's a fair trade.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Systems Engineer

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Large Defense Contractor with many job opportunities.

    Cons

    Red tape and very competitive for upward movement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management tends to think less of engineers who do most of the work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Not bad.

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    Former Employee - College Student Tech Senior  in  Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - College Student Tech Senior in Gaithersburg, MD

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

    Pros

    Get to telework from home four days a week. Manager helps explain all the acronyms and settles down. Overall everyone was friendly.

    Cons

    Not enough work to do at times. Work was not terribly challenging. Team feels somewhat disconnected. No holiday or sick leave accumulation as an intern.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interns need more work to do!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I cannot believe this company ... oh wait, yes I can.

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    Current Employee - N/A  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - N/A in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Lockheed Martin apparently looks great on a resume?

    Cons

    I'm not really sure how to express how completely disgusted I am with Lockheed. Complete and total disregard for company policy, cronyism, sabotage ... the list goes on, truly. I've met some really great people since starting here over 6yrs ago - they're all gone. This place is like a settling tank. I overheard my manager tell a prospective employee, "Most of our good employees are gone after 2-3yrs." ?! He had, at this point, been here for 5yrs himself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together. Get rid of the cliques. Wear clean clothes. Learn how to form a complete sentence and support your staff. You preach Diversity, Inclusion, Do the Right Thing and Perform with Excellence... c'mon guys, it's not that hard. Be what you say you are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad Management

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    Former Employee - Lieutenant &E  in  Patuxent River, MD
    Former Employee - Lieutenant &E in Patuxent River, MD

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

    Pros

    $ and Pax River, Great Place

    Cons

    Management, what a mess. Cant do anything except have meeting about nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave go back to the Airforce, This is LM not the USAF

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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