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Lockheed Martin Fort Worth Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Amazing company to work for. Started as an intern."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Items Analyst in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Items Analyst in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Excellent work life balance
    -Competitive pay
    -Great intern program
    -Great management
    -A lot of volunteer service opportunities
    -Wide variety of fun clubs and organizations to join
    -Rewarding job
    -Everyone gets 10 days off for Christmas break (paid)
    -Standing desks and large cubicles in renovated areas
    -Flexible work schedule where you can choose what time to come in/leave
    -Great benefits
    -On site clinic is amazing!
    -Gym is nice too
    -Free feminine products in all women's bathrooms on site. Always well stocked too!
    -You can have family and friends tour the site.

    Cons

    -Parking is tough. If you come in late you're walking a mile from parking spot to desk. If you drive out to lunch and come back you'll find yourself parking 2 miles from parking spot to desk.
    -9hr work days
    -Most buildings block cell phone service
    -Some buildings have old desks from decades ago
    -Large variety of food options in cafeteria but highly overpriced
    -Strict on certain policies
    -Gets boring when it's slow
    -No windows
    -No taking pictures whatsoever while on site. Very strict on this


  2. "It was an okay experience. Worked on fairly standard software tools and ran projects solo."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Associate in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Associate in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    9x80 schedule was somewhat nice.
    We got some benefits through the company, but still weren't great.

    Cons

    Self starters are not always welcomed.
    Improve upon the benefits for employees.
    Perhaps take better care of the regular conveniences like snacks and coffee. They are fairly inexpensive and honestly make a big difference.

    Advice to Management

    Change the mentality about the younger generations and their motives. Being biased towards them is not a good thing. Also, be willing to compensate more competitively.


  3. "A big company that works like a big company"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer Staff in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer Staff in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Very important work that will provide a sense of purpose.
    - At the working level, there are some truly great people.
    - Fort Worth is a wonderful area to live.

    Cons

    - There seems to be a corporate wide effort to outsource as much engineering and technical work as possible.
    - Upper management seems to be encouraged to separate themselves from line level workers.
    - Incentives for upper level management are often counter to stated company goals.
    - Good managers are put into a difficult position of towing the misdirected company line while still trying to motivate employees.
    - The latest management tool (e.g. EVMS, SAFe/AGILE) will be forced on all workers regardless of any possible benefit beyond a specific area.
    - Performance appraisals will mostly focus on justifications (read that as excuses) for a minimal compensation. These justifications will often directly contradict quarterly performance reports.
    - Trying very hard to form an inverted pyramid business structure.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to "handle" employees and just focus on putting out the best product.


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  5. "Assembly"

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay rates

    Cons

    Corporate quagmire at best. 3 different cultures that don't get along

    Advice to Management

    Allow team members space. They may surprise you.


  6. "Nice company, very demanding"

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    Current Employee - IT Procurement Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - IT Procurement Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The largest defense contractor in the world. Stable and dependable employment.

    Cons

    They state work / life balance but that is not very easy to achieve. Starts out that way but the longer you are there the more work you get.


  7. "Good if you like to be used and let go in a few months, Unions horrible"

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    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Experience and insight in the industry

    Cons

    Worked for 6 months then was let go, was part of 3,000 other employees being laid off, was part of the union and paid dues, but never got a phone call back when they were hiring again.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  9. "Great work experience"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin as an intern

    Pros

    Internships at Lockheed Martin provide you with real-world work experience, working on meaningful projects

    Cons

    Parking can be an issue, particularly since the first several rows of spaces are reserved; sometimes I would walk about a half-mile from my car to my desk


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Instill Fear to their Employees"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits, not much else

    Cons

    overworked, cumbersome systems, fear based management for results, old school thinking unbalanced pay for work

    Advice to Management

    Difficult to give advice since managers are all part of the same fear from above the chain. Be human and stop the environment of of having to be a robot and never make a mistake and if you do please do not treat people the way you do which is with fear even if you make one mistake.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Administrative Assistant, chief clerk, team captain"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Getting to work with others. Share knowledge learned in meetings and presentations. Earn respect for accomplishments from others.

    Cons

    My department was all based on management, and a lot of hard working people. Not always receiving credit for accomplishments made. Not rated individually as should have been.

    Advice to Management

    No favoritism, no passing hard working people and keeping money in their pockets. Allow people to excel and reward them for it. Recognize a persons potential and allow them to achieve higher goals.


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