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Lockheed Martin Washington DC Reviews

Updated February 18, 2017
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  1. "Good company but changing climate"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people and job stability

    Cons

    Not much room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Work to understand the employees and improve morale


  2. "Meh"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Manassas, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, 401k, Good entry-level position to learn from.

    Cons

    Pay, Pay, Pay, Low raises every year. Very low incentive to stay. People are nice, but management sets unrealistic goals. Hard to move up without leaving then coming back.


  3. "Review of Syst Eng"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable job, good structure, stable pay, decent benefits

    Cons

    advancement and movement may not happen easily


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  5. "Lockheed Martin only cares about Lockheed Martin, not it's employees."

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer Staff in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer Staff in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Experience is good for your resume with regards to company name recognition. Company has many locations, so if you need to move, transferring within the company is at least an option.

    Cons

    You are on your own if you are working on a contract that expires. Find yourself a new job in the company or get laid off.


  6. "Varies based on location"

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    Former Employee - Project Control Analyst in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Project Control Analyst in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good co-workers. Boss trusted me to just get the work done without micro-managing but offered any support needed

    Cons

    Only 10 days PTO per year, occasionally worked late due to management's poor planning. Experience depends on location and client as there is a surprising amount of variability between locations depending on the local management team and the work being done.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees


  7. "Great company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Tax Accountant in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Accountant in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get paid every Friday and have every other Friday off. They have great networking opportunities and great Employee resource groups. if you work hard you can find great mentors who will advocate for you in close door meetings. There are tons of job openings and depending on what group you are in transferring can be easy and recommended by management.

    Cons

    The great leadership is not all around the company. They have great personal development resources for employees but they are not marketed enough.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job at letting employees know what personal development resources are available and make sure all management is taught the benefit of allowing people to move around in different groups.


  8. "Typical Large Company, Your Just a Number"

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    Former Contractor - Computer Systems Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Contractor - Computer Systems Analyst in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Lockheed Martin as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    My immediate manager and his boss were extremely supportive. They had my back 100%. They did what they could to help me grow in my career but still had limitations due to upper management. Also, Lockheed does have excellent branding which helps with your next jobs. I received a 40% salary increase at the next company.

    Cons

    Very cheap company. Hardly ever paid for any training or IT certifications that was related to the field. They would only pay if the agency demanded it to fulfill contractual requirements. They make you work HARD, often 10-12 hours per day since I was doing the job of 3 people due employees leaving and not being replaced. Of course when I quit soon after they hired 5 people to do what I was doing for 1.5 years. Basically, they will take advantage of you. Also, there is terrible company morale/culture. Everyone is sad and wishes they were elsewhere besides upper upper management whom get to work only 40 hours per week.

    Advice to Management

    Help employees with growing and getting all the top IT certifications. This is why so many people end up staying at companies like Deloitte for many years.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Not a bad company, but too antiquated in their thinking"

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    Former Employee - IT Architect in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - IT Architect in Washington, DC
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company, lots of available jobs.
    Some great bosses at the program level.
    Widespread contracts, gives you exposure to many different clients

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't care about programs.
    Upper management always looks to downgrade exceptional employees in reviews and bonuses.
    Too "old school" believing that people with more experience deserve promotions over younger, more versatile employees with more current experience.
    You're simply a number when it comes down to it.
    Salary is kept low for younger workers and balloons dramatically as you get older, regardless of competency.

    Advice to Management

    There shouldn't be age ranges for positions, especially if someone on the contract is qualified and has been essentially doing the job without the title. Also, don't always try to take high performing employees and move them from a 1 rating to a 3 rating every single year when you've never actually evaluated the employee's performance or have no idea their impact to the contract. Keeping youth valuable in your company will allow you to grow and be more dynamic for future innovation.


  10. "Software Enginer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice experience and the name Lockheed Martin holds weight on your resume. Very technical but overall great experience

    Cons

    A Very huge company and you get lost in the system by being an intern. I don't really have anything negative to say about it.


  11. "Human Resources"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wellness clinic on site, cafeteria on site, free parking

    Cons

    Unpleasant HR professionals(particularly in management roles) across the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp HR - People talk in the industry....



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