Lockheed Martin

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Lockheed Martin Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
2,518 Reviews
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2,518 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.  

    OK company for a college graduate.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New Carrollton, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New Carrollton, MD

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

    Pros

    Good benefits with a decent work and life balance.

    Cons

    Projects are not very interesting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Muti Function HR Rep Sr. Stf

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    Former Employee - Muti Function Human Resources Representative Senior Stf in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Muti Function Human Resources Representative Senior Stf in Alexandria, VA

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

    Pros

    The work was challenging, opportunity to support various projects and form partnerships with functional staff. Flexibility to work virtual or other location were a plus. Depending on your position in the company there was training opportunities. If you support a direct billable program that would be a plus. Most of the personnel in the organization are team players and work well together.

    Cons

    Although there was challenging work there was sometimes not a great life/work balance. The organization was constantly going through restructures and employees were not getting to know their Leadership. The organization created an environment that was difficult to get anything thru the system, meaning to many approvals to get anything accomplished. I'm speaking in terms if you hold a position in a functional group not so much if you support a program.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Stable and solid place to work at, but a bit boring.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

    -Like-minded employees who are easy to get along with.
    -Good benefits such as getting educational degrees paid by the company.
    -Work-life balance: flexible working hours and plenty of vacation time.
    -Up-to-date technology: Using Visual Studio 2013 and .NET 4.5.
    -Good freedom to work on different projects within a program.

    Cons

    -Good employees aren't acknowledged as much as they should due to the deep management chain.
    -Raises are too small.
    -Sterile work environment: basic cube-farm with little accommodations for employees and no place to relax and hang out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make things more interesting or fun for employees, e.g. look up Google's work environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good Stable Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    If you are identified as a high contributor you are treated well. Decent benefits, very good work/life balance most of the time. Never said no to a vacation and the experience has been very good upt ot his point.

    Cons

    Most of the leadership is progressive with their attitude towards the workforce. Some is not. So sometimes I have found it difficult to fight the balance between walking a politically correct type approach and a get it done type attitude. I don't know that this is company specific, just something that struck me as odd.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Development in Centreville, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Development in Centreville, VA

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

    Pros

    Very well defined processes that have been proven for many years and that work, excellent with inclusion and diversity, great place to start your career as they promote from within. Resources are abundant, Everyone at LM is paid weekly (which is very nice) and their benefits are good.

    Cons

    Not a great place to join mid-career or later as promotions are aimed at those who started their career at Lockheed. Trying to get any changes in processes, etc. is extremely difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look harder at mid-career and senior talent that joins LM for upward mobility opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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 an 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
  8.  

    System Admin

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Good pay, training, opportunity to take on additional responsibilities. Good colleagues

    Cons

    uneven management, a lot of politics at contract location

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Planner in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Engineering Planner in Bethesda, MD

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and new opportunities

    Cons

    You must take responsibility for your career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers support your growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not bad. They slashed benefits to remain competitive.

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

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Entry level. Opens many opportunities.

    Cons

    They cut the max vacation by a week. If I switch to a competing company I will get one more week of vacation per year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Multimedia Specialist in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Multimedia Specialist in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    The Pay is very decent

    Cons

    Getting paid weekly has its perks and its draw backs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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