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Lockheed Martin Washington DC Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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  1. "Your skills don't matter"

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    Former Employee - Engineering in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Engineering in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The salary, 401k options and overall benefits were good. Will wait to see if they try to buy me out of my pension in a few years. But that was about it.

    Cons

    Being subject to poor management, which protects 'club members' when layoffs occur. The company has no interest in retaining the best talent, which has been amply displayed.

    Advice to Management

    Too many to list.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Don't let the image of Lockheed Martin fool you"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Integration Analyst in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Integration Analyst in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The image of Lockheed Martin is great for the resume. I had the opportunity to travel the world and work on some very meaningful projects. Most of the people I worked with were very bright and I was fortunate to report to some very good first line managers. The tuition reimbursement and training opportunities are note-worthy.

    Cons

    Constantly hearing about 'affordability' and 'alignment' made me sick. Holiday parties, family picnics, even plastic silverware and coffee are now a thing of the past despite $40B+ yearly profits. Talk about poor financial management and a major hit to employee morale. A lack of growth opportunities if you are not a minority or a female... the executive leadership team made a 180 change to nearly all female in the 8 years I was employed there. Females are absolutely capable of performing any job, but Lockheed Martin took this to an unethical extreme.

    Promotions are much more difficult to come by than they should be. I was promoted to a senior systems integration analyst, but was move to Lockheed Martin's SWIFT financial ledger for no legitimate reason. This cost me $15k in yearly salary and a day of vacation each year. It was the final thing that caused me to look for employment elsewhere. Speaking of that, I found a job at an 87% increase in pay, so don't let them keep convincing you that they pay 'competitively'. That 'total value' the speak of is garbage... health insurance premiums are through the roof compared to other employers and the employee out of packet maximums are absurd.

    I must also mention that when I left (on good terms with a previous 3 years' rating of '1', which is the highest possible), I was hassled for repayment of the tuition assistance I received. Lockheed Martin also tried to illegally deny my wife health coverage the week after I left (premiums are paid a week in advance), and I had to appeal to them, which I won... although I got a nasty email from the LM service center.

    Advice to Management

    Give your first line managers more power. Things are over-structured to the point that people are treated like robots and those who are truly able to provide an impact to the company/customer are driven out by a lack of growth opportunities, poor salaries, and a round of 'threatening' layoff nearly every year.

    Advice to job seekers: there are so many other companies that treat their employees like true assets. Don't let the image of Lockheed martin fool you into working for them. You're better than that!

  3. "Big company, management challenges"

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    Former Employee - Media Producer in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Media Producer in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

    Huge company with good benefits

    Cons

    Too large to effectively manage overall. Nice people for the most part.

    Advice to Management

    Adapt smaller 'team' concept, focus on enabling team, streamline on number of managers in mix - too many cooks not knowing what tastes good.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Don't join a swift program"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bethesda, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Lockheed Martin (More than a year)

    Pros

    people are always impressed when you tell them you work for LM. they give decent PTO and 401k matching.

    Cons

    huge wage disparity between different pay ledgers so people working in the same building are being compensating very differently for the same type of work on a different project. unwilling or unable to correct wrongs.

    Advice to Management

    fix the problems between MARS and SWIFT. Find a way to help people when they've been treated unfairly. Get power back into the right hands so first line managers arent essentially useless.


  5. "not that great"

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    Former Employee - Software Quality Engineer in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Software Quality Engineer in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at Lockheed Martin (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good benefits and good hours

    Cons

    not a very personal experience


  6. "Health Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Health benefits were relatively inexpensive.

    Cons

    Removal of HMO's made benefits more expensive.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "It looks better from outside"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Configuration Analyst in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Configuration Analyst in McLean, VA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big companies lots of opportunity but HR will never let you move

    Cons

    not a good management. needs improvement.

  8. "Network Admin"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great VP to work for in 2001. He tried to give employees opportunities within the company. He was working against the "establishment."

    Cons

    Right hand didn't know what the left hand was doing. Many of the employees were retired military with no experience or knowledge of the position they hired to do.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Unethical and Racist"

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    Former Employee - Security Assistant Specialist in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Security Assistant Specialist in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Many locations and opportunities to relocate

    Cons

    Prefer "diverse workforce" to qualified workforce, so much so, that resumes are changed to match qualifications, and diversity hires' work is never challenged or corrected even when it causes harm to a contract.

    Advice to Management

    Hire based on merit, not kickbacks.


  10. "Recruiting"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    steady work, decent bennies and pay

    Cons

    high turnover in staffing, high req loads of over 70 per recruiter,

    Advice to Management

    get someone who understands staffing in these VP roles


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