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Updated November 22, 2017
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  1. "Senior Technical Writer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management
    Exposed to five departments
    Overtime work applied to time off
    Good training

    Cons

    They lost the contract and I got laid off.

    Advice to Management

    I did the technical writing for five departments....then I went abroad....now back and ready to work. Ask Michael McGarity the value of hiring me


  2. "IT"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company and very knowledgeable teammates.

    Cons

    No downsides to mention at LM.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to push for excellence.

  3. "Intern"

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    Current Intern - Strategy & Business Development in Washington, DC
    Current Intern - Strategy & Business Development in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent experience with great work-life balance!

    Cons

    None. Had the chance to work on interesting projects and learn a ton.


  4. "Effectiveness"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Washington, DC
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Washington, DC

    I worked at Lockheed Martin as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job is secure and project is stable

    Cons

    Communication is very slow and beurocratic

    Advice to Management

    Company needs to move faster and efficient.


  5. "Great place to start a career"

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    Former Employee - Planning and Operations Management Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Planning and Operations Management Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful people that made for a great work environment. Pay was good for my experience, benefits were good but not mind-blowing, work environment was surprisingly low stress despite the high stress work we were performing. Worth noting I was in IS&GS, which has since been acquired by Leidos.

    Cons

    Mostly a great experience, but as with all office work it could get quite boring.


  6. "Kept to the deal at hand"

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    Former Employee - Senior Team Lead in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Team Lead in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relocation available, Upward mobility, tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Easy to loose track of yourself as a person and not just an employee ID

    Advice to Management

    Place more into your workers in regards to the betterment of them and not just how they can get you to the next bonus level. Do this and you will get to the next level with ease because your workers will want you to get there because it was you that did so much for them.


  7. "Personal Safety concerns at work"

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    Former Employee - Manager, Internet Development in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Manager, Internet Development in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Inspiring, Supportive, Recognition, good people in HR

    Cons

    Racial/religious politics, employees and manager harass employees who return back.

    Advice to Management

    None. They should know better

  8. "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.


  9. "Finance and Business Operations"

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    Former Employee - Contracts Negotiator Staff in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Contracts Negotiator Staff in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was in the finance group, first in the Finance Leadership Development Program and then on to other roles within the F&BO org. Generally worked with great people, supportive managers and ethical leadership. Had one issue with a team leader who created an ethical issue, but it was addressed quickly, thoroughly and adequately. LM is an industry leader and a solid company.

    Cons

    Getting recognition for your accomplishments can be a challenge. You have to know when to be the squeaky wheel. The performance recognition system is very formulaic and it can take some practice to make the system work for you. Also, even if you are at the top of your game performance wise, pay raises are very modest.

    Advice to Management

    Continue working on improving your performance measurement, feedback and compensation system. There's not enough differentiation between an average performer and the top performers in terms of pay increases.


  10. "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.


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