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Lockheed Martin Houston Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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  1. "Giant Bureaucracy where things move slowly and projects are not efficient"

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    Former Employee - Systems Integration/Test Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Integration/Test Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This review is for Lockheed Space Systems Company - I worked there for 3 years out of college

    A variety of benefits
    *Strong benefit package
    *Pay is comparable with the aerospace industry
    *Great time off - 9/80 schedule
    *Has some of the best contracts in the industry

    Cons

    The huge downside is the bureaucracy. They sent me and all of the other 40 or so new hires to Houston, TX...when the entire management team was in Denver. As a college hire, my manager, lead, and the rest of the team (except for a few other new hires) were all in Denver. Needless to say, this meant that my development and my opportunities were hindered.

    The bureaucracy that allowed such a set-up to occur showed itself in other ways. Work was done slowly and projects were consistently behind schedule. It seemed that for every person doing real work, there were about 3 people just sitting around. This made it hard to get real work that develops skills and it made promotions and development opportunities hard to come by. I definitely don't recommend Lockheed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your teams small so that they can stay lean and efficient.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Poor management in aerospace (Orion)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time

    Pros

    Receiving your check on time

    Cons

    Blatant unequal & unethical treatment of employees working in the same department by mangagement.

    Advice to Management

    Implement a value added process whereby employees can fairly rate managers and hold them accountable to conducting ethical business and management principles. I should mention names, but remain hopeful this company will improve their management style.

  3. "Good first-job."

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A sense of job security.

    Cons

    Lockheed Martin is a large bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Open Communication


  4. "Easy Job, but you won't get very far very quickly."

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    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good vacation, benefits, flexibility -

    Cons

    You can't really get anywhere!

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the young employees!


  5. "Management needs more training"

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    Current Employee - Lead Design Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Design Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Provides a good name for the resume

    Cons

    -Management tries to fit employees into a bell curve when it comes to annual merits
    -All overtime is not paid.
    -No incentives for employees to work hard and get the job done
    -benefits are expensive and stink

    Advice to Management

    -listen to your lower level employees so they dont leave the company


  6. "Lockheed does a Disservice to Employees and Provides Little Career Growth"

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    Former Employee - Systems Integration & Test Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Integration & Test Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Work Life Balance - the pace is slow but this allows you to not be overworked. 9/80 schedules are nice
    Good location across from NASA

    Cons

    Put new employees fresh out of college in Houston while direct managers were based in Denver. Little contact between new members and rest of team. Led to great inefficiencies.

    Slow pace

    Advice to Management

    Care about what you're doing


  7. "No Loyalty"

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    Former Employee - Operations Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Operations Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, changing environment daily

    Cons

    Lack of good management and leadership

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Lockheed Martin Corp, Houston Texas"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Lockheed Martin (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good environment for college grads. Mentor program, Lean Six Sigma experience, Good learning experience.

    Cons

    Terrible environment for experienced professionals. No opportunities for carrier growth, No professional development. very little advancement due to top heavy management status.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Operations in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Large corporation with latitude. Benefits better than I expected

    Cons

    Large corporation with multiple layers of management, and heavy bureaucracy. Uncertainty over IS&GS split will come back to haunt all of them.

    Advice to Management

    Change is coming. Be prepared


  10. "Software developer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice and smart co-workers. Good working condition. They let you telework one per week.

    Cons

    Low salary. Minimal raise. They want us to do green time. Very micro management style of environment. Daily stastues is a must. Not a whole lot of opportunities for grow. Health insurance cost went up more than double this year.


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