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Lockheed Martin San Jose Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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  1. "Great Place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love who we support. The affects of the work we do truly matter to human lives. That matters to me wether it is military/defense (supporting our military) or commercial (GPS early warning systems) or ever private ( personal and state security/EMS/local law enforcement equipment and surveillance).

    Cons

    Cutting benefits. Terrible insurance. They cut our VACATION..........

    Advice to Management

    Make your employees feel valued. Otherwise we end up on sites like this seeing if someone else will give us a better option.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Finanace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Stability, very flexible schedules and work life balance.

    Cons

    Really hard to get promoted, promotions are based solely on years of service and not on quality of work/skill set.

  3. "Lockheed Martin"

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    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place for work in balance work & life

    Cons

    Nothing particular - hard to move to up


  4. "Good Experience"

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    Current Employee - Senior Reliability Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Reliability Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, challenging and important problems to work on, my program had a good-collaborative work environment, my program was relatively stable and there was good job security.

    Cons

    Development tends to be long term.

    Advice to Management

    Make decisions with more urgency and listen and support your engineering team.


  5. "Good and stable, but slow moving company"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multinational aerospace and defense contractor with $80B backlog means stable employment

    Cons

    Military involvements and staffing arrangements make for an extremely hierarchical, slow decision making organization. Younger team members often frustrated by lack of mobility.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Depends on the program you work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Employees are genuinely interested in the work
    - Exciting technology
    - Multiple disciplines and opportunities
    - Long term career prospects
    - Work-life balance
    - Decent retirement
    - Somewhat competitive pay

    Cons

    - Opportunities for advancement are limited because few retire
    - Leadership/management take a long time to change
    - Recognition of successes can be few-and-far between


  7. "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.

  8. "Excellent work/life balance, but sometimes too many rules"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best work/life balance with the 9/80 schedule (work 9 hours a day, get every other Friday off). Co-workers are extremely helpful and want you to succeed.

    Cons

    Cost savings initiatives sometimes go to far. Management always finds ways to cut pennies rather than cut bigger items.

    There are a lot of processes that are slow because it's a Defense company.


  9. "Very process oriented to ensure 100% mission success."

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer, Senior in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer, Senior in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    9/80 schedule. Flex schedule that allows work life balance. Innovative products that are not built anywhere else.

    Cons

    Rigid processes and culture. Business plan maintains low average base salary so difficult to get promoted unless you are female. Lots of corporate politics and bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Managing with an iron fist to meet schedule constraints loses trust, credibility, and lowers morale.


  10. "Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable and exciting work, with the potential for many different career paths

    Cons

    Big corporation stuck in own culture


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