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Lockheed Martin Houston Reviews

Updated October 13, 2016
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "It was a job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Staff in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Staff in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Established in the Space Industry. Flexible schedules. Great emphasis on health and benefits are comparable.

    Cons

    Not much information on job opportunities, old school attitude, don't like change in process, Management not very employee oriented.

    Advice to Management

    Change management that can can not work well with employees. There was too much emphasis in the status quo. More clarity could be brought towards job opportunities.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Sucks the life out of you"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is an undeniable thrill at the thought of working for Lockheed Martin, one of the big folks in the space industry. The people are generally really good people. The company--depending upon WHICH division you work for--can treat their people poorly. They are very flexible for work hours which is wonderful and they don't generally micromanage, another major plus. But overall, within a small number of years working here, the life will be sucked out of you, as will your love and admiration of NASA.

    Cons

    Their salary rating is a joke. They have a comp ratio system. Let's say your pay range for your job title is 50,000 - 70,000. If you are making near the 50k, you 'compensation ratio' is low, so you'll get a raise every year, usually. If you are at 60k then you're at the middle of your pay range and your comp ratio is 1, therefore, unless you're absolutely effing spectacular, your raise is zero. So how is this the middle of the 'payrange' when you pretty much can't get past the halfway point. And that includes no cost of living increase so you actually end up making less...

    Advice to Management

    Every division has different benefits and if you're in one of the 'poor' companies, its very demoralizing. And the comp ratio brilliance is just flat out insulting.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "9+ years, straight out of colllege... Great start; Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very diverse environment and great place to learn. There is a great work-life balance and flexible hours.

    Cons

    No upward mobility. There is a lot of process and documentation that you must go through to get the smallest things changed, although the processes that needs changing, is to better process improvement.

    Advice to Management

    I would like for management to have some type of idea of what tasks and daily processes the "worker bees" complete. We are judged by performance against our peers but if management doesn't have an idea what you do (besides what you tell them) how can they fend for you to get a raise when they are just reading your words.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not a very nice place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big environment means better chances to change assignments.

    Cons

    Too much paperwork. Indifference to workers.

    Advice to Management

    Hard to change such a big place.


  6. "Good people, boring job."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Property Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Property Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Boring, redundant job, space industry is hit/miss nowadays


  7. "Great workmates"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really smart and friendly people, great paid and benefits. Good place to get a lot of technical experience in the field.

    Cons

    The managers are not always very comprehensive in terms of finding optimal solutions. Lots of politics involved unfortunately but it is still a great company.


  8. "Lockheed Martin Development"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Finance in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Expose and responsible for a number of task with a high level of magnitude.
    assortment of departments to get different perspectives of company
    developmental/leadership programs for those who are seeking to become a leader

    Cons

    Difficult to receive a promotion
    lots of politics involve like any other large corporation

    Advice to Management

    start recruiting leaders at a younger age


  9. "FDOC contract"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Project in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Not very loyal employees, FDOC contract has lower standard benefits! High insurance costs


  10. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training opportunities, good pay and great schedule.

    Cons

    Contract work. Layoffs are never ending.


  11. "27 years at LM - Times have changed"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Various Titles in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Various Titles in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Back in the Cold War days, we made *lots* of influencing products - Often very innovative, highly integrated, and effective...

    Cons

    At some point along the way, processes & profits became "more" important than the product - Not bad if your a shareholder but the product cutting edge

    Advice to Management

    We used to put the products first and the processes and profits would fall into place - When you put profits and processes ahead of products, the products become mundane... Mundane products isn't what Lockheed was about....



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