Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated August 3, 2015
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  1. Sr NOC Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - NOC Manager/Senior Engineer in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Former Employee - NOC Manager/Senior Engineer in Upper Marlboro, 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

    Excellent opportunities for future professional and personal development. Lockheed Martin is an excellent employer with superb leadership.

    Cons

    Lockheed Martin is an excellent company to work for. There aren't really any negative things that I have to say about the company.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize the management training and certifications that are available to them. Whether it is online training or in class training, Managers need to stay in tune with a diverse work place environment.


  2. Lot of opportunities

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Associate in Rockville, MD

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are some smart people working on innovative projects (engineering,

    Cons

    There is a lot of the blame game going on. Any time anything doesn't flow at a normal pace, people are put into the fire. This happens most on a contract work, no so much if you're charging overhead. Also, there is a very standard career progression. HR/management give promotions 90% based on years worked rather than actual skill. There are plenty of times when more qualified individuals are overlooked because they haven't put their time in.

    Advice to Management

    Your job is tough. You're dealing with limited budget and you have to make decisions within your sandbox. Keep pushing for the issues that employees care about. The only way we can be appeased is through your sympathy.


  3. Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC

    I worked at Lockheed Martin

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

    Pros

    Friendly workers and all helpful

    Cons

    Unkbowns about the future of area

    Advice to Management

    N/a


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  5. HR Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA

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

    Pros

    Flexibility work life balance, good pay

    Cons

    Too many restructures within the organization, no opportunity for growth and lacks fairness within the organization


  6. Helpful (2)

    Company continues to diminish in quality leadership

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbridge, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbridge, VA

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

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

    Pros

    Well established as a major Government Defense Contractor.

    Cons

    Executives paying themselves outrageous salaries with minimal salaries for working class employees causing mass layoffs nationwide.

    Advice to Management

    Greed at the top will continue to gut the company of high quality professionals.


  7. Systems Engineer

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    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.


  8. Items Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    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...


  9. Helpful (1)

    HR Perspective

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

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

    Pros

    Pride in contributions made to the defense industry, intelligence community, and space exploration.

    Cons

    Over 112,000+ employees which makes it extremely competitive for internal promotional opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Be candid with current employees.


  10. Wrong Headed Management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Seabrook, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Seabrook, MD

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, most coworkers are very professional

    Cons

    Corporate goals preclude being honest with the customer. Over-promise, under-deliver - because of underbidding as a rule.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to staff your contracts, constantly review what is working and what is not - act appropriately.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Your Mileage Will Vary

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Electronics Engineer in Patuxent River, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Electronics Engineer in Patuxent River, MD

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to solve interesting technical problems. No real shortages of the tools necessary to do your job. Need a particular software package? The company has the license for it. If you need it and they don't have it, it generally just takes a simple request from your manager to get it for you. The company is gargantuan, so your experience varies wildly depending on your immediate coworkers and management. My personal experience has been positive overall, with some caveats. Salaries are competitive.

    Cons

    LM Healthworks is the worst insurance I have ever had. Here's a warning to any couple suffering from infertility: LM will cover 0% of infertility expenses. That's right, 0%. Even in Maryland, where the corporation has exploited a loophole in the state law requiring insurance companies to cover infertility expenses (there are only 4 Fortune 500 companies incorporated in Maryland, guess where LM is incorporated?) Ending pensions for senior employees within the next few years and converting them to 401(k)s is encouraging the most experienced and knowledgeable people to leave in droves. LM Aero's business unit policy about overtime makes no sense. They have a "five hour gate", meaning that the first 5 hours of OT you work is unpaid unless your boss can manage to get you onto an exemption list. And then management wonders why they can't get enough people to volunteer to work on weekends to cover flights. For the Aeronautics business unit: if you're not in Fort Worth, you might as well not exist. Your opportunities for advancement outside of Fort Worth are EXTREMELY limited. This has been one of the top complaints among the workforce for years, and despite all the "tiger teams" that management has created to "address employee concerns", nothing has changed. It's also normal for critical information to be siloed in Fort Worth and never communicated to the various test sites. They also have a nasty habit of sending you what they think you need, rather than what you actually requested. News flash, guys: I am the one working on the actual test airplane. You haven't seen this airplane since it left the factory. What makes you think you know its needs better than I do?

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the 5 hour gate. It's hurting you more than it's helping you. Provide more opportunities for career advancement and development in places other than Fort Worth. I like where I live and don't particularly want to move to Fort Worth just to get a promotion.



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