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Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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  1. "Ultimately a dead-end job."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Identity Theft Counselor in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Identity Theft Counselor in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management is supportive, steady paycheck, nice co-workers overall, shift changes possible, management will do what it can to help you be successful.

    Cons

    Very monotonous work, no real opportunity for advancement, be prepared to sit at a desk for long periods of time without the ability to get up.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  2. "Sr. admin assistant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have longevity, been around for years.

    Cons

    There are a lot of secret behind the scene favortisms that goes around.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to the behind the scene stuff. Small groups (older employees) that know how to play the systems. Never go to EE for support.


  3. "A big company that works like a big company"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer Staff in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer Staff in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Very important work that will provide a sense of purpose.
    - At the working level, there are some truly great people.
    - Fort Worth is a wonderful area to live.

    Cons

    - There seems to be a corporate wide effort to outsource as much engineering and technical work as possible.
    - Upper management seems to be encouraged to separate themselves from line level workers.
    - Incentives for upper level management are often counter to stated company goals.
    - Good managers are put into a difficult position of towing the misdirected company line while still trying to motivate employees.
    - The latest management tool (e.g. EVMS, SAFe/AGILE) will be forced on all workers regardless of any possible benefit beyond a specific area.
    - Performance appraisals will mostly focus on justifications (read that as excuses) for a minimal compensation. These justifications will often directly contradict quarterly performance reports.
    - Trying very hard to form an inverted pyramid business structure.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to "handle" employees and just focus on putting out the best product.


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  5. "Little investment in software, infrastructure, innovation"

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    9/80 schedule - every other Friday off. Week off between Christmas & New Year. Vested matching program

    Cons

    Lots of focus on what was done in the past, govt programs and contracts. Less on future. Little diversity. Leadership is hierarchical and militaristic, and only wants underlings to support their ideas. Low morale. Lots of talk about values, ethics, but in reality it's all about who knows who. Future of company is tied to administration, which is scary in itself.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees - they are there because they want the company to succeed, and have great ideas. Stop spending so much money on leaders.


  6. "Bad Management"

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    Former Employee - Technician in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Technician in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    For a hourly employee, you will get a small raise every quarter. You also get a very small increase every year due to cost of living.

    Cons

    The management is really bad. Constantly having mandatory OT. Most of the time they do not tell you until friday. It is a 24/7 operation which means you end up working 7 days a week. No work/life balance. Constantly having layoffs as well.

    Advice to Management

    Be considerate to your employees. Have a better work/life balance.


  7. "Sr. Technical Support Engineer"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Current Contractor - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    9/80 Schedule gives you every other Friday off.

    Cons

    Hard to move up and promote.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Planner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Off-Fridays ,Flex Time, Job Stability

    Cons

    Poor Leadership
    Lack of training as a result of poor leadership
    Limited Growth Potential

    Advice to Management

    Need to understand leadership is not dictatorship l; exemplifying values is different than just promoting them. Many managers are not "people" persons. It's unfortunate with so much potential.


  9. "Procurement Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Procurement Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Procurement Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent to good salary, looks good on resume

    Cons

    Extremely political and advancement is directed to anyone under 40. Human Resource Dept is ineffective and no one relies on them. Promotions are next to impossible unless you are on management favorite list. The hiring process is 3 candidates must be interviewed and many times LM uses people as check the box candidates just so they hire the person they created the job for. Lockheed Martin will work you like a dog!!!

    Advice to Management

    Boot camp to realign how to manage and stop the favoritism and cliches


  10. "Title is very generic and does not describe my role"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible hours and location to my home

    Cons

    takes a long time to get projects approved

    Advice to Management

    be more attentive to staff


  11. "Lower pay but can't beat 9/80 work schedule"

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    Current Employee - Staff Project Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Staff Project Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    9/80 work schedule
    Flex time
    Holidays

    Cons

    Lower pay
    Less flexibility for telecommuting
    Easy to be pigeonholed
    More room for lateral growth vs upward

    Advice to Management

    Match competitor pay, young talent will start leaving for better pay and better work life balance


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