Lockheed Martin

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Lockheed Martin Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
2,344 Reviews
3.4
2,344 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 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. 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
  2.  

    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
  3. 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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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK, if you want a long an uneventful career with work-life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Lockheed is overall a good company. Since it is a huge organization, the good benefits (work from home, growth opportunities, etc.) really depend on your department and your supervisor. This could really be luck of the draw. Overall, this organization is not high stress all the time, only during deadlines. The organization does a good job collecting to employee feedback as a whole.

    Cons

    - Benefits Package are average for the industry. For a large company you would expect industry setting standards for benefits.
    - Limited Growth opportunities. It's really a matter of luck.
    - Valid individual greivances are sometimes ignored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadeship is shortsighted. Just because I am an Asian does not mean I need an Asian mentor who has nothing to do with my area of interest! With so many international growth opportunities a person with significant international experiences were not even considered, while Americans who have barely set foot overseas are made leaders in the international divisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Brief, but rewarding

    Former Employee - Communications Manager  in  Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Communications Manager in Rockville, MD

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits, reasonable working hours. 9/80 schedule at some of the sites. Relocation assistance offered.

    Cons

    No hesitation to lay off employees, especially under current budget pressures. Very little flexibility to work outside of title.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to re-position employees rather than knee-jerk reaction of massive layoffs and plant closures.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves 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. 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Something to Remember

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Impeccable Benefits, Networking opportunities, and Employee Stock Options

    Cons

    Multi-Layer Management that was more concerned about securing a contract that the personnel supporting it. It could have been contract specific, but since this is my only experience with them, its all I can say. Possibly better for a seasoned employee, but they look to please the customer more than the employee offering services.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open Door Policy with staff, Harnessing more Company Culture with larger contracts( office parties, awards, etc)

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

    Cheap company; Management Fluff

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    Former Employee - Satellite Communications Engineer  in  Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Satellite Communications Engineer in Chantilly, VA

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

    Pros

    neat projects; worked on a number of neat projects for a great customer

    Cons

    The company won't even provide free coffee. Management offered no raises due to the bad economy yet were redoing the VPs office as the previous VPs office wasn't nice enough for him. If people on a project are under performing they will add resources therefore spending money and will cut others positions who weren't underperforming to pay for fixing the other underperforming part of the project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The people at every level actually matter to your bottom line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not Bad

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

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

    Pros

    Not a bad place to work. Decent pay. Ok benefits (not great). Culture is bureaucratic. Good place to start a career.

    Cons

    Lower pay and benefits in services business. Training and development opportunities have become more limited with recent budget cuts and and cost savings initiatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lockheed Martin spends millions each quarter to fund pension obligations. Newer employees don't get the pension and should instead receive profit sharing or some other benefit. Otherwise, they are just subsidizing the pension for employees and retirees who have the pension.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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