Compare Lockheed Martin vs Northrop Grumman BETA

See how working at Lockheed Martin vs. Northrop Grumman compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Lockheed Martin vs. Northrop Grumman. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Lockheed Martin

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Northrop Grumman

Employee Ratings

  • Lockheed Martin scored higher in 6 areas: Overall Rating, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 3 areas: Career Opportunities, Culture & Values and CEO Approval.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 6517 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 5057 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
Career Opportunities
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.0
Work-life balance
3.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.4
Senior Management
3.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.6
Culture & Values
3.6
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Lockheed Martin Ceo James D. Taiclet
83%
83%James D. Taiclet
CEO Approval
Northrop Grumman Ceo Kathy Warden
83%
83%Kathy Warden
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
77%
% Recommend to a friend
75%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
74%
Lockheed Martin employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 3% higher than Northrop Grumman employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
71%

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, Northrop Grumman salaries averaged $2,155 higher than Lockheed Martin.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer566 Salaries
$86,325/yr
Systems Engineer390 Salaries
$83,425/yr
Intern - Hourly138 Salaries
$22/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer328 Salaries
$82,798/yr
Systems Engineer292 Salaries
$93,416/yr
Intern - Hourly144 Salaries
$23/hr

What Employees Say

  • Lockheed Martin had 171 more reviews than Northrop Grumman that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Pro.
  • Lockheed Martin had 63 more reviews than Northrop Grumman that mentioned "Large company" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 589 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 388 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 418 reviews)
"9 80 schedule"(in 416 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Large company"(in 177 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 132 reviews)
Cons
"Upper management"(in 132 reviews)
"Large company"(in 114 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Intern - Buyer/Subcontract Administrator

I worked at Lockheed Martin for less than a year

Pros

As an intern, there were plenty of opportunities to attend interesting virtual seminars about new company projects. For example, I attended a seminars on cyber security and virtual reality... applications. They weren't related to my job, but I loved learning about how Lockheed is pushing technological boundaries. Also, Directors and Sr. Manager would have a tag up with the interns a few times just to chat and offer their advice, so it was great to hear from the leaders of the company. Coworkers spoke candidly about their experiences, so I appreciated their honesty

Cons

Like in any internship, as soon as your team realizes you'll finish your internship, they stop giving you work, or just give you "busy work". Sometimes, your team does certain processes a certain way..., even if it's impractical or inefficient, so while everyone says they love feedback, there's rarely any follow-up. Just a part of being a massive corporation...

"Great Company"Aug 4, 2020

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time for less than a year

Pros

Great company for veterans. Dynamic work environment

Cons

Too many acronyms in the company. Constant moving with in the company.

Job Postings

Northrop Grumman has 4,203 more recently posted open jobs than Lockheed Martin.