Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. Company been in business for many years

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Greenbelt, MD
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Greenbelt, MD

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Stability, pay,401k package and they are a well known company.

    Cons

    Long hours no personal life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great company and awesome projects

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Integration and Test Engineer in Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Integration and Test Engineer in Manassas, VA

    I worked at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    The people are great teachers as well as great team members. The programs they have will help you gain the right experience that you need.

    Cons

    I did not feel there were any challanges, like most places work efficiently and effectively you will be able to grow at a company this size.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Lockheed

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    Former Employee - Disaster Recovery Analyst in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Disaster Recovery Analyst in Rockville, MD

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

    Pros

    Lockheed Martin has a very diverse culture. They believe in supporting work-life balance for employees.

    Cons

    There are innovative solutions being developed and implemented daily. There is always something new to learn.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Pretty good work experience, lots of different opportunities.

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Lots of diversified work across the company. A lot of opportunities within leadership programs for extra training and career development.

    Cons

    Some business areas are disconnected from the central company. Communication may lack to some employees that have restrictions on their email access due to where they work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue leadership development programs, continue career planning resources.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Lockheed Martin

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Strong company ethics, processes, quality of work.

    Cons

    Risk averse. Limited opportunities outside IT in the WMA area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to consider flattening the corporate structure and empowering employees more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Avoid if you can, going downhill fast!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cyber Security in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Cyber Security in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    - Discounts on outside companies (but not any better than what is at any other large company)
    -Allow for telecommute

    Cons

    - Management doesn't care about employees at all. treat you like a cog in a machine that can be replaced easily.
    - Benefits are horrible and defined pension plan is gone and good luck figuring how to do better with 401k.
    - Health insurance is bad and getting worse.
    - No advancement at all. Stuck pretty much where you join. Also pay raises are bad. Give everyone coming in the door a raise but screw over all current employees (treating you like cookie cutter).
    - Don't listen to anything you say unless it is what they want to hear. They will treat you bad to make numbers or work you into the ground so they fail then justify to hire more people after the fail and they have burned you out.
    - Have you work the extra hours (as salary) and then if you don't use in that week you lose the chance to take some of the extra hours banked off later. (Work life balance is not here)
    - Training is non-existent. Fight tooth and nail every year to get any. Even in the cyber security world where you need for professional certs good luck in getting unless you are a buddy.
    - Evals are large company usual 10% outstanding and 80% normal and 10% dirt bag. Every year no matter what. Waste a lot of time for almost no raise and writing up just bunk to not get the bottom 10% (they already know who the favorite is and going to be in top 10%)
    - They only do enough (in cyber security) not to get into trouble. Unless you are the chosen few no chance to actually do anything interesting. Just going thru the motions to make it look good. Never listen to what anyone tells them things are not right. Just wear you down to where you stop saying anything to them about how bad things are.
    - Overall they just don't care about employees and they don't like being told what they are doing wrong. management is just out for themselves and will throw you under the bus in seconds. Any good managers leave as soon as they see how things are going. Employees always feel under the gun that the boss will ride you because they don't like you or won't go with what they want. Company has been going down hill for sometime and seems to be picking up speed. Glad to leave and happy with new company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually do an exit interview and see why you are losing so many employees. Start to care about your employees as the older people are retiring and no one is going to stay around long the way things are going.
    Realize you actually have to pay market wages and benefits. Thanks for cutting defined pension plan, makes it easier to leave the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Exceptional candidate turned away due to hiring manager's personal reasons

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Good company in terms of brand recognition.

    Cons

    Unfair in its hiring practice - the perceived culture of fairness and non-discriminatory behavior does not extend to the company's hiring practices. Although you may have the ideal skills and qualifications to do the job, if the hiring manager simply doesn't like you because you're not the right ethnicity or he feels threatened by your accomplishments, you will not be hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is illegal for hiring managers to ask candidates personal questions. And utterly wrong for them to use it against candidates when they evade the questions. An interview is not supposed to feel like an interrogation.

  9. Getting worse....

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mult Func Engineer & Sci Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Mult Func Engineer & Sci Manager in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    They are the largest Defense contractor in the world.

    Cons

    LM recently cut sick days from 5 per year to 3. There have been numerous reorganizations recently and the support staff on the back end of IS&GS has dwindled to almost non existent. When you have an employee problem it shouldn't take a week or more for HR to respond to simple questions. As a PM for them it is very difficult to get any support unless your based in HQ.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Good company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the people I worked with. I was given opportunities to learn new skills.

    Cons

    Jobs are at the mercy of the customer and world events. The work is either feast or famine, layoffs are not uncommon due to the contracting cycle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that employees are you most valuable asset.

    Recommends
  11. good exposure to defense contractor environment, diverse technology and solutions

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fellow in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Fellow in Washington, DC

    I worked at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    good for entry and mid level career

    Cons

    harder for senior technical to advance and stay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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