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Lockheed Martin Engineer Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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  1. Helpful (12)

    "Top aeronautics defense contractor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Marietta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, good benefits, excellent retirement and pension if you are lucky.

    Cons

    This environment is highly competitive and employs top candidates. In order to excel you have to be willing to do what others won't while increasing your value and knowledge within your area of expertise.

    I wish I had taken adavantage of their college internships when pursuing my BS. They also have a great Leadership Development program designed for those pursuing degrees while currently working. The experience and exposure you get while rotating through the various business units is priceless.

    All-in-all you get out what you put into it. If you are self-sufficient and willing to seek in order to find answers, this environment will surely challenge you in many different aspects of your career.


  2. "Regional sales engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Anthem, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Anthem, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I liked visiting the companies and working designs. The relationships built are good for your growth...

    The problem solving issues that would arise both on supply chain issues to current flow all problems are a fun challenge to over come

    Cons

    Sometimes miss my sons football game..

    Family time would be the only downer to any job. But making those visits and proving the real value of the company your working.....well that makes it easier

    Advice to Management

    Only advice I could give is what you already know....listen


  3. "Good Expierience at a Large Corperation"

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    Current Intern - Manufacturing Engineer Co-Op in Stratford, CT
    Current Intern - Manufacturing Engineer Co-Op in Stratford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Get to see how larger companies operate
    Get the chance to work on projects with large teams
    Have individual projects
    You get to see where the opportunity to grow is

    Cons

    Everything moves at a glacial pace
    Bureaucracy creates unnecessary hoops to jump through
    even though the things we make are innovative, they are made on VERY dated equipment

    Advice to Management

    stop spending money on useless things like rearranging the pictures in the hallways and painting lines on the floor for the investors to feel special and start invest in new up to date manufacturing equipment, you can't make money if you aren't making parts.


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  5. "Lockheed Martin is Great!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to for upward movement. Great opportunities to work on some cool projects.

    Cons

    Large company, so you can get lost in the weeds, so to speak. Wish medical insurance was a little better, but it's still pretty good. Some programs work massive amounts of overtime.


  6. "Electrical Engineering Manager"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineering Supervisor in Coatesville, PA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineering Supervisor in Coatesville, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is reasonably good.

    Cons

    The job is bureaucratic to the point that it is easy to forget that there is supposed to be some point to all of this bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Allow people who actually know what the point of the work we're supposed to be doing to run things.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Didn't realize what I was missing until I left!"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mostly great people, smart, sharp, talented, hard working. The business itself is exciting and you have a lot of pride being associated with a company like this. Reputation is fantastic and what this company does is cutting edge and trend setting.

    Cons

    There's definitely a good old boy network, where friends look out for friends. Management believes the first thing they hear about an employee, right or wrong. The employee performance management system is flawed and unethical: management must rate their team in order of value and importance and it's all dependent on what the manager (or the managers manager) thinks of the employee. People are kept around because of who they know, not what they know.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house. Rate management based on feedback from their teams. Don't put people with zero leadership OR people skills in positions of leadership.


  8. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer
    Former Employee - Field Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin (More than a year)

    Pros

    Took great care of us, training, great pay.

    Cons

    Tons of traveling and usually long hours


  9. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance here

    Cons

    Promotions and raises are very slow


  10. Helpful (2)

    "It has been my only company out of college"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I do enjoy the Work/Life balance here. We also get paid on a weekly basis. All employees get time off around the holidays. We work on 9/80 schedule.

    Cons

    It's seems like the time needed for a promotion takes a lot longer than necessary. The average compensation package seems lower than national average.


  11. "Stable Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Recommends

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great working environment, nice people, and stable 5/40.

    Cons

    The raise can't keep up with the inflation and benefit (health insurance isn't that great)

    Advice to Management

    Think more for your employees.