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Lockheed Martin Fort Worth Reviews

Updated November 29, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work!"

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

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

    Pros

    Work with some of the smartest, nicest, and motivated people in the world.

    Cons

    It takes some time to understand the DoD lingo.


  2. "engineer"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good company to work for, good location. Low cost of living

    Cons

    high medical insurance, multi layer of management

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Quality Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people that really care about each indiviual

    Cons

    Location is in Fort Worth, not my hometown.


  4. "Good but Could be Better"

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

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

    Pros

    -Several different job opportunities
    -Rewarding and challenging work
    -Smart and talented employees
    -Company is doing well
    -Good early career/entry level positions

    Cons

    -Base pay is okay but overall total compensation is low compared to other companies
    -Promotions can be difficult due to HR
    -Everything moves extremely slow
    -Raise % is generally low but varies depending on your business area
    -communication can be difficult on the large programs

    Advice to Management

    HR should not be in control of promotions


  5. "Typical Large Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, including first line management. Great projects to work on. Fulfilling to work on projects that support our military.

    Cons

    As you go up the management chain, there is less engagement with individual contributors.

    Advice to Management

    We are not plug and play, experience matters.


  6. "Be Very Careful About Joining LM"

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

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    9/80 work schedule
    Company brand/reputation far outweighs the reality of working there
    Healthcare benefits - NOT anymore! They just went to high deductible plans for 2018

    Cons

    "Paid to be paranoid" is a common phrase among long-time employees. You might think this means that they are paid to protect the weapons and vehicles they build. What it actually means is that they will protect the status quo at all costs, including redundant work, no technology to perform basic/common functions, etc. When challenged as individuals (e.g., performance) or culturally (e.g., program performance, cost containment, etc.), they attempt to remove the "threat". This is a well-oiled script amongst LM employees that primarily consists of "anonymous" reports to Ethics, various Vice Presidents, and the CEO. The allegations don't have to be true. Since LM is absolutely opposed to even the potential appearance of impropriety, an employee can experience serious consequences for the potential and appearance of improper behavior (it doesn't have to have actually occurred) and/or the behavior of people they associate with even if they never engaged in the behavior or endorsed it. This applies anywhere and anytime regardless of whether employees are at work, at a public place before/after work, or at home. The consequences for perceived, potential and real offenses are recommended by Ethics and Human Resources but ultimately determined by the employee's leader regardless of what the leader says when they dole them out. The use of ethics to harass others, along with other behaviors that were just as disturbing and controlling, made it a priority to pursue a significantly different work environment. I do not want to administer Human Resources in a place where humans spend a significant amount of time harassing each other under socially acceptable systems such as ethics and employee relations, and believe it is normal. We are long past the Industrial Revolution, but they aren't culturally.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what you are actually reinforcing and only then will you understand the culture you've created, the engagement, the motivation, and results. You are reinforcing some very dysfunctional behavior that is preventing the company from advancing.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good work life balance. Not the best culture."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance. Vacation time. Off fridays with 9/80 schedule. 40 hour work week is typical for many (not all). Holidays.

    Cons

    Culture is old and dated. It is hard to get things done. Lots of red tape. Facilities are old and ugly.

  8. "Still a good place but cust cutting and micromanaging dominates"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Fort Worth, TX
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin as a contractor

    Pros

    Quality analysis, and better environment than some.

    Cons

    Micromanaging from the top down. Everything is run down and dirty, unless you are in the 200 building.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are the ones that actually do the work. Managers manage.


  9. "SUBCONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR"

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    Former Employee - Subcontract Administrator in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Subcontract Administrator in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Pay
    - Paid time off
    - Work experience
    - Paid Holidays

    Cons

    - SCM Culture
    - No Windows
    - Management

    Advice to Management

    Work on making employees feel valued and not just a body to fill a role.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Best company on earth to work for."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, time off, sick days, moral.

    Cons

    None to think of, great job management.

    Advice to Management

    Excellent leadership styles. Don’t change, it works!


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