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Lockheed Martin Washington DC Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resource Manager in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Human Resource Manager in Dulles, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and fun people

    Cons

    Very political and work is not function specific. wear many hats.


  2. 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.

  3. "Engineer Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Quality and top notch network equipment.
    Working relationships are forged on a sincere level.

    Cons

    Shift work isn't conducive to time management for projects.
    Inter office customs are not for everyone.
    All workers don't follow the yearly training and uphold ethics.


  4. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    In the time I've worked for Lockheed Martin, I've been able to do something very different every 3 - 4 years. This ability to move to different functions means that you only get board if you let yourself. For someone like me, this has been very good.

    Cons

    While the ability to move is really good, there are times when poor leadership decisions make it necessary to move prematurely. This can be frustrating because it's nice to see the things you put in motion come to fruition. Furthermore, while some excellent leaders will help you through these changes, many take a completely hands off approach and force you to fend for yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the long term health of the company instead of simple short term goals. Both are extremely important yet many leaders are making short term decisions that negatively impact long term health of the company. Sometimes this is done to avoid confrontation and other times it's done out of apathy. Also really support top performers and provide some stability for leaders.


  7. 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.

  8. "good"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Manassas, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good place to work, lots of benefits

    Cons

    upward mobility is challenge. Hard to find


  9. "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....


  10. "Systems Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Manassas, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time

    Pros

    Great company and benefits, lots of knowledgeable people and ample contracts to keep things moving. Great source of 'breadth' knowledge

    Cons

    Little 'depth' knowledge. Very big projects often lead to time being wasted and allow unmotivated employees to continue working. Promotions do not seem to be based on contributions but rather time with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Take more time on individuals and make sure they are doing what they would rather do (of course within the types of work that are available). Take a more active role and ensure the 'leads' are fluent with all the work under them.


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