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Lockheed Martin Colorado Springs Reviews

Updated May 31, 2017
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  1. "Industrial Security Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Industrial Security Specialist in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Industrial Security Specialist in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    I really liked the flexability to identify and work my own issues without constantly being supervised.

    Cons

    Lockheed Martin is definately one of those 'big companies' so supporting security programs was often a challenge. I was lucky; the TBMCS and AOC/WSI program managers supported me. Senior execs always looked 'down' on security though.

    Advice to Management

    Engage with your security program. We're there to help, not to be a hindrance.


  2. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Opportunities, Strong Mission Value, Company-wide focus on ethics/integrity, high level of talent

    Cons

    Large size allows for bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Maintain focus on mission & people, less on processes

  3. "O.K. company, good co-workers"

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    Former Employee - Video Systems Maintenance Technician in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Video Systems Maintenance Technician in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good co-workers, steady work. Good training through company.

    Cons

    Low pay scale. Hard work if low staffed. long work hours.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay rate to encompass work detail.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer Staff in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer Staff in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities for exciting work on multiple programs if you volunteer for it and prive yourself.

    Cons

    Healthcare costs continue to increase, mostly paid for by employee not company.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "It started out great and dwindled over the years"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There was a good work/life balance for me in my position. I had to opportunity to engage with some very interesting and smart people in my time there and I was able to travel some. I was able to work from home a lot and work around my busy life schedule when needed. Lots of flexibility in the position to have a life and do well at work. The benefits are good even if they are not as good as they were when I first started. They are still good compared to other companies. I had a lot of interesting and challenging work in my days to keep me satisfied for many years.

    Cons

    There was a lot of myopic mindset above me. My direct team was great, but the further north in the org chart I looked, the more short sighted and bottom line focused the management became. There was no top line mindset of growing from what I saw in their words and actions. It was always cut, cut cut and that got old after a while on the mindset of employees and created a downtrodden workforce around me. It was depressing many days in the office. I had 1 training class in the last 2 years so that was hard to stay motivated after having a lot of training opportunities up to that point early in my career. What it was when I started was great, and what I left was average at best as an organization.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your top performers or they just walk out the door one day without continuing to feed that line of engineers you always tell us you are so desperate to get with all of the STEM outreach efforts you do. Look at top line grown instead of always cutting to please Wall Street. Myopic mindsets don't lead to long term growth.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "CEO concerned more about Wall Street than Employees"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The ability to work around eye watering technology, with a large and diverse portfolio of products and services.

    Cons

    Latest CEO, Marilyn Hewson, is nothing like her predecessors. Yes, she is bright. Yes, she can work the media (as she always has) to get herself recognized. However, she has never cared about her employees. She has fully selected the path of cutting costs FASTER than the loss of revenue. So at the end of the year the company beats estimates and we all cheer about the stock price. The problem is we are in constant RIFs, with the best talent leaving the company. Investments in R&D are down tremendously. This is a company in deep trouble and on an unsustainable path.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to basics. Study Southwest Airlines. Put the people at the top of the list and look long term.


  7. "So far so good"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer Asc in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Asc in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small team on my specific contract, good managerial direction, flexible schedule, easy leave policy. My manager lets me work on my own, and he isn't over my shoulder all the time.

    Cons

    Health care costs are ridiculously expensive for such a large company. High deductible plan, with no other options unless you're a veteran.

    Advice to Management

    Help employees grow more. Be more open to suggestions.

  8. "It was good company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Senor Help Desk Analyst in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Senor Help Desk Analyst in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Exposure to defense contracting world working for US Air Force
    placement efforts for employees after losing contract/job
    Morale boosters

    Cons

    not so great benefits
    no raise in salary

    Advice to Management

    Communications was not 2 way (especially downflow)


  9. "Large company run like a family business... at least it was"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and fairly secure

    Cons

    Has become highly corporate and sterile in its execution. Changes in government policy and healthcare requirements have forced what was once a great benefits package into the toilet, while driving focus away from effective and smooth operations towards HR related directives. Its become an exercise in Politically Correctness. Has lost its luster to say the least....

    Advice to Management

    Try to get away from the kingdom building that is taking place now. Certain individuals have become isolated powerhouses which cannot be touched and as such elevate themselves and friends at the expense of the bigger picture and integrity.


  10. "Multi-Functional Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    some opportunity to work virtually.

    Cons

    The company bleeds money in all the wrong places.

    Advice to Management

    Reinvest in your people and their talent. Happy people produce better work product.


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