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Updated Jul 24, 2021

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4.1
87%
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93%
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Lockheed Martin President and CEO James D. Taiclet
James D. Taiclet
469 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work life balance, bright people(in 642 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, above average pay(in 419 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "large company/organization can make design process slow(in 188 reviews)

  • "work life balance depends on department(in 141 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      Jul 23, 2021 - Ground Test Engineer in Stratford, CT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Flexible 9/80 schedule -Enjoyable coworkers -Excellent benefits -Job security

      Cons

      -Knowledge pass down from experienced employees before they leave their job seems rare

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Lockheed Martin IT

      Aug 2, 2018 - Senior Systems Analyst in Fredericksburg, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      High level of integrity throughout the company, open communications, and sincere interest in doing the right thing.

      Cons

      Unfortunately, I need to come up with twenty words of cons. When in reality after 41+ years in IT, I have no cons for Lockheed Martin. They are not perfect, but highly acceptable.

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      349 people found this review helpful
    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Solid Company

      Jul 29, 2019 - Engineering Leadership Development Program in Fort Worth, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      To keep this short and sweet. We get good pay, good benefits, and good work. It'll never be be "perfect" job, because it's so large they can't mold it to your needs. Understand that it's a massive company with all the associated struggles. Beyond that, there are plenty of opportunities, but you have to learn to look for them and take them. LM will not hand you opportunities on a silver platter.

      Cons

      If you want fast paced, long hours, and high pay then go somewhere else. If you want to work a solid job and with solid benefits and time then go to LM.

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great Company

      Jul 15, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Awesome company to work for with tons of really cool projects if you end up in the right group. Great pay compared to other huge contractors as of the last few years. For context, a move to Raytheon would have netted me an effective 50% pay cut, accounting for cost of living. I loved my time there and would go back if I could.

      Cons

      It has all of the classical megacorp negatives. Stuff moves slow sometimes. IT can be a pain in the butt or straight up unhelpful.

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Excellent company

      Jul 21, 2021 - Senior Manufacturing Planner in Orlando, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work life balance. 4-10 or 9-80 work schedules provide a lot of employee flexibility. I loved the managers within this company and the motivation to do great work to support the warfighter.

      Cons

      Rigid HR system can stifle growth of top talent.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      A software engineer's review.

      Jul 22, 2021 - Software Engineer Senior in Huntsville, AL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Work-life balance is great on most teams. - 401k match is fantastic @ 10% (50% of your first 8% + additional 6% at no cost to you) and has a self-directed brokerage option for those who want more control over their investments. Roth 401k is offered, which is nice. - You're usually afforded the ability to learn as you go. You're presented with real challenges whether the challenge itself is a technological/engineering challenge or a "we have to solve this problem between the left and right lateral limits of xyz requirements" challenge. I was never denied the ability to spend a few days getting up to speed on something I'm not familiar with - which leads to a greater breadth of experience and can be great for your resume. - While the culture is archaic, it's simply because everyone who started at the company 30, and 40 years ago is still there. You can reasonably expect the culture to become more modern as people retire - and in the meantime, the people are bright and pleasant to be around. Learn as much as you can from the older folks, while they're still around. - The mission is patriotic. It's easy to take pride and find fulfillment in the work. - The company has finally embraced remote work for those roles that have the ability to do so.

      Cons

      - Software engineering is underpaid compared to big tech. The defense sector will never compete with FAANG and doesn't try to... but this does lead to high turn-over in software engineering talent; especially at the senior/3 level. - High deductible insurance plans are all that's offered. Not great for young families. - First-line management (asc managers and even level 5 managers) don't have much power when it comes to any significant promotions, raises, etc. Obviously, their input is taken by directors and HR and they can decide if you get a 1% bonus or a 5% bonus or raise at the end of the year within certain parameters, but at the end of the day.. HR has a rigid matrix/formula they will use to determine your level/title/pay/growth rate. - You have to create growth. Lockheed promotes based on years with the company - not merit. - Make Skunk Works Skunky again.. it's just another streamlined LOB now. Once upon a time, Skunk Works would have been like being at Bell Labs in the '60s. Not so much in 2021. Management hails Kelly Johnson's 14 rules - but doesn't follow any of them.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Pros and Cons

      Jul 19, 2021 - Manufacturing Planner in Ocala, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Who you’re working for (Military). Pay for location is best (for salary employees). Flex Schedule - can make up time missed on off Friday’s / weekends. 4/10 work schedule.

      Cons

      Culture has only gotten worse over the years. No Virtual- job could be worked from home but management is very old school and refuses to allow this benefit. You’re either a good talker or a worker bee.

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Big pay, bureacracy, and lack of enthusiasm for new technologies

      Jul 9, 2021 - Software Engineer Senior in Huntsville, AL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of job security with good pay and benefits. Potential for career growth with emerging programs everywhere. The software engineers are usually very sharp and great to work with.

      Cons

      Due to living in the shadow of the ancient THAAD program, IT, IA, Cyber, and Safety teams are behind the times and often not willing to listen when it comes to emerging technologies. Some of these people have been here since the beginning of time. There's lots of bureaucracy with people standing in the way of innovation of new technologies, and you will hit constant blockers with trying to implement new tools or methodologies which would prove beneficial in a professional environment.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good place to work at

      Jul 23, 2021 - Systems Engineer Intern in Moorestown, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work environment with a lot of smart people

      Cons

      Too many procedures and guidelines to follow

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great

      Jul 22, 2021 - Manufacturing Engineer in Ocala, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flex time, open to creative solutions.

      Cons

      High work load, can be stressful if not able to manage time or set boundaries.

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