Lockheed Martin

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Lockheed Martin Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
2,419 Reviews
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2,419 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 221 reviews)

  • Flex-time - especially the 9/80 work schedule (in 95 reviews)


Cons
  • Often times work-life balance is work focused, unless you are in leadership positions (in 47 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Great place to work . . .

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Rockville, MD

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, diversified staff and management team.

    Cons

    Have to interview for advancement opportunities. No merit awards.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Just say no.

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

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

    Pros

    Fascinating technology and large programs. Very loyal to those in the "good ole boy network"

    Cons

    No loyalty to employees. Unethical management with a cast of thousands of lawyers to protect the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid company lots of room to shine

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst Staff in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst Staff in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    LM is a Large company with many locations. This allows to move around and work in many areas. LM is often rated as a great place to start your career. I agree this is a good company for junior employees who want to get experience. Benefits vary between the business units. I would say the range is from decent to bad. Since the company is so large there is a lot of investments made in tools to help employees manage their careers. There is also a decent number of conferences to attend and network and learn. Unfortunately you must pay/attend these conference on your on dime. Great leadership Principles

    Cons

    Pay is below market average.
    Mediocre employees create a demotivating work environment
    Not a team atmosphere, people trying to throw one another under the bus to keep their job
    lots of downsizing
    Time off varies by contract/business unit. vacation varies between 2-3 weeks, depending on the benefits package. Sick time is basically non-existent. Employees are expected to flex time to make up any time off.

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good career springboard, but you'll eventually land in quicksand

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Subcontract Administrator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Subcontract Administrator in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great for early careers when you want to have exposure to various functional areas; if you're able to do rotations you can acquire a robust set of skills. Lateral moves are much easier and if you're willing to re-locate you can progress nicely and have a long career here. Schedule options such as Flex 40 and 9/80 can add to work/life balance but are dependent on your business unit.

    Cons

    Progression is based on who you know, not what you know or true merit - many are under leveled due to inadequate funding on programs to support a higher level. Resources are only provided to the more successful and lucrative programs. The company is more geared towards engineers/tech folks and more functional workers may need to go outside to progress. If you have advanced degrees, not much funding is provided for additional training/certification unless required by the customer. Use of comp time varies from program to program - you can work 60-80 hr weeks and get nothing for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be a way to provide some basic benefits on different programs. It's amazing how an employee's perspective of the company can drastically shift with each program and in the different business areas. With such a large company there has to be a better way of determining which formulas work and which don't. Employees do not believe the LM Voice survey or any other efforts sincerely wish to change the culture and as individual contributor workloads increase with no tangible benefits, morale and loyalty to the corporation will decrease.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Large company, ethical, get the job done right

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PMO in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - PMO in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Compensation fair, leadership good, promotion is slow but company is not growing fast so this is typical. Work life balance is awesome and flexibility is tremendous

    Cons

    Training is good, benefits for health are not very good but they spend money likely a similar to other large companies, 401K is great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Lack of opportunities to grow within the company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Functional Support in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Functional Support in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules due to budget cuts on programs who could not afford office space

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, no upward mobility, politics in leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train the diamond's in the rough to be great leaders and adhere to the succession plans in place. Obtain leaders who create and train upcoming leaders and eliminate hiring friend's but hire the best candidate qualified for the job that is skilled to perform the role in full to help shape the future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    They care about the employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Multi Functional Financial Analyst Senior in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Multi Functional Financial Analyst Senior in Bethesda, MD

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

    Pros

    they offered a lot of training to staff

    Cons

    didn't promote from within enough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you're going to lose your young talent if you don't promote from within

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Best experience. A really great company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Intern in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin as an intern (less than an 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
  10.  

    Great Company to Grow Skills

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Manassas, VA

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I've been in the industry for a long time and lost my cutting edge skills. When I went to Lockheed, they gave me a chance to grow new ones. System Engineering is now a skill this old coder feels confident in.
    The company does really cool stuff.
    The developers they hire are top notch.

    Cons

    Too much of a Bid to Win mentality, which puts some employees in the mode of mandatory 60 to 70 hour weeks. Also, puts mid level people in uncomfortable situations explaining why they are behind on unrealistic schedules. Note that this is not everywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work hard to retain your young developers. Management does not do enough to lock them into Lockheed. Pay them like the rock stars they are.
    Drop the Bid to Win mentality that is pervasive through upper management. It hurts everyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Paternal, supportive, enabling, rewarding in short term

    Cons

    No control ate employee level; decision process stunted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Downsize

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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