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Lockheed Martin Fort Worth Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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  1. "Contract negotiator asc"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing upper management and benefits. They really want your quality of life to be spectacular. They truly care about your happiness. It's great.

    Cons

    There are no cons for working at lockheed martin. Amazing company! They make sure to take care of you in any way possible. No complaints here.


  2. "It's not a bad company to work for, but it's also not the best-the culture is rather old school."

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    Current Intern - College Student Technical Specialist in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Intern - College Student Technical Specialist in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A steady job, with a lot of interesting work, if you dig deep enough in your position to find it.

    Cons

    A lot of bureaucracy, and unfortunate view of intern labor. Lower wage, little significant work. Think old school management. Basically the Big Blue of Aeronautics.

    Advice to Management

    Pay interns more. Maybe structure their experience like some of the other leading technology companies. Don't be afraid to give them relevant work, as you might be surprised at their performance.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Upper management is only focused on schedule and dates at expense of quality"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Could be a fun place to work but requires a major culture shift

    Cons

    The culture and mentality of upper management is always looking for scapegoats for their failed planning. CEO allows the culture to interfere with success. Program almost a decade late yet being ran by the same management team. Where is accountability at the management level?

    Advice to Management

    Learn to appreciate the producers who actually deliver products to the customer and less attention to the Power Point folks trying to justify their position by statusing other peoples work as this has led to miscommunication over and over. Most miscommunication has come from the middle layer of management. Stop sacrificing worker-bees for failed management. Remove the layers of management for better communication.


  4. "Not A Secure Employer"

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    Former Employee - Subcobtract Senior in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Subcobtract Senior in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good medical benefits, local discounts and every other Friday off with the 9/80 work schedule. Nice people and work area.

    Cons

    Layoff people in a heart beat, raises very small percentage and salary low. Only good salaries are director level and above. Also very young workforce. Laid off quite a few older workers last year. They do not treasure experience. Cheaper to hire millennials than pay for high experience. If you are over 50 odds are you will not get hired.

    Advice to Management

    Look to older mature workers who have the years experience in the long run it will cost you less money in mistakes and rework.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Lockheed Martin Reality"

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    Current Employee - Software Quality Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Software Quality Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lockheed Martin provides employees with excellent opportunities to grow your skills, develop networking relationships, and to move around within the company. Fairly competitive pay depending on the cost of living of your area. Good benefits and great 401k plan. Other perks include 9/80 schedule where you receive every other Friday off as well as vacation hours every month and other major holidays along with a week and half Winter break.

    Cons

    Very old company and the way things are done are very traditional. Majority of workforce is much older and a lot of the tools, processes, etc. are just not up-to- date. Company has a strong resistance to change and to create a different culture; in a lot of ways it still feels like the 1980s.

    Advice to Management

    Put your employees in front of you, fight for them. Encourage change, accountability, and flexibility, and growth. Don't be just a manager, but a coach and a mentor to those who need it.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Needs work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work experience to take somewhere else

    Cons

    Not a lot of genuine investment into employee development. Middle managment doesn't seem to care for employees career growth opportunities and mobility

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people and lower levels of managment instead. If you want more out of your employees then show they are not disposable and invest in their development.


  7. "Great Company - Great Family - Great Benefits"

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    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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work environment, pay, benefits, work-life balance

    Cons

    Little room for upward mobility - so many people in the company have the expertise that it's a matter of how long you are here.

    Advice to Management

    Look for younger professionals in the workplace and award them.

  8. "LM Fort Worth"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay, Good Benefits, Challenging Work

    Cons

    Layoffs are frequent, rehire laid off people often


  9. "Slow Paced"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer Asc in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer Asc in Fort Worth, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are good benefits and because it's a Fortune 500 company, there is national recognition. The cafe is convenient as well.

    Cons

    There is lots of red tape which causes work to be slow paced. They are also bringing in lots of new hires and not doing a good job of investing in their careers.

    Advice to Management

    Actually invest in new hires, don't just stick them in the system with no opportunity to grow


  10. "Awesome!"

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    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lockheed is a great place to work with an awesome insight into the workings of business.

    Cons

    There are not any cons I have seen!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!


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