Compare Lockheed Martin vs SpaceX BETA

See how working at Lockheed Martin vs. SpaceX 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. SpaceX. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Lockheed Martin

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SpaceX

Employee Ratings

  • Lockheed Martin scored higher in 2 areas: Work-life balance and % Recommend to a friend.
  • SpaceX scored higher in 5 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Senior Management, Culture & Values and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Compensation & Benefits and CEO Approval.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 7615 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 1475 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.0
Career Opportunities
4.2
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.1
Lockheed Martin employees rated their Work-life balance 1.2 higher than SpaceX employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
2.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.6
Senior Management
3.8
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Culture & Values
4.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Lockheed Martin Ceo James D. Taiclet
92%
92%James D. Taiclet
CEO Approval
SpaceX Ceo Elon Musk
92%
92%Elon Musk
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
85%
Lockheed Martin employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 3% higher than SpaceX employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
82%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
79%
Positive Business Outlook
83%
SpaceX employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 4% higher than Lockheed Martin employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Lockheed Martin has 17,917 more total submitted salaries than SpaceX.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Systems Engineer1475 Salaries
$95,840/yr
Software Engineer836 Salaries
$97,290/yr
Senior Program Manager261 Salaries
$134,503/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Integration Technician35 Salaries
$26/hr
Propulsion Engineer67 Salaries
$99,610/yr
Launch17 Salaries
$28/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at Lockheed Martin.
  • "Rockets" was the most mentioned Pro at SpaceX.
  • SpaceX had 140 more reviews than Lockheed Martin that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 642 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 419 reviews)
Pros
"Rockets"(in 251 reviews)
"Fast paced"(in 179 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Large company"(in 188 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 141 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 432 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 281 reviews)
Featured Review
"x"May 13, 2021

Current Employee - Applications Engineer

I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time

Pros

Good benefits. Good work environment.

Cons

Have to move around to different jobs if you want your pay to increase reasonably.

Former Intern - Launch Facilities Engineering

I worked at SpaceX for less than a year

Pros

Excellent team members, independence, value for your skill and expertise

Cons

Working at SpaceX will place a high demand on your time. So be preprepared to spend long weeks and weekends working on projects.

Job Postings

Lockheed Martin has 1,658 more recently posted open jobs than SpaceX.