Lockheed Martin

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Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated 21 August, 2014
Updated 21 August, 2014
2,320 Reviews

3.4
2,320 Reviews
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Lockheed Martin President & COO Marillyn Hewson
Marillyn Hewson
497 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • This is really a wonderful place for a working mother - great work/life balance (in 201 reviews)

  • 9/80 work schedules for many a real plus (alternate Fridays off) (in 84 reviews)


Cons
  • Depending on the program your work life balance can suffer (in 46 reviews)

  • This is a large company with all the usual shortfalls of management (in 68 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great culture, fantastic brilliant people to work with. Always look forward to going in to work everyday. No micromanagement, and competitive salary.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth, small company competing in a gigantic market with billion dollar companies. Steep learning curve to get into the industry.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Terrible management, poor compensation, zero reward, slave factory.

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    Former Employee - Member Technical Staff  in  Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Member Technical Staff in Montreal, QC

    Pros

    You can quit at anytime.

    Cons

    Slave factory
    No raises
    Consistently asked to work over time
    Only people who work overtime are promoted
    Lots of favoritism
    Most managers are not technical but insist in making technical decisions
    Cheap, cheap, cheap. Won't even buy you a pencil.
    Archaic development practices
    Bullying tactics used by managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Educate yourself on modern software development and stop bullying your employees. Reward those to do the real work rather than those to talk the talk.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Make sure you don't end up on an off-site program'

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    Current Employee - Associate Software Developer  in  Halifax, NS
    Current Employee - Associate Software Developer in Halifax, NS

    Pros

    Great people, managers are approachable and friendly. Good benefits, good pension.

    Cons

    Once you are on an off-site program you do not hear anything about other opportunities on other programs. You get isolated and program managers do not want to lose you so you are not told about other programs. As well since you are not in a main location managers from outside your program have no clue who you are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate program opportunities to all employees. You never know what skills are out there and who might be an awesome fit if you don't ask. To many managers just slot in people they know into new projects without finding out what is out there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Montreal, QC

    Pros

    Very interesting work environment with a lot of very smart people. Willing to develop talent.

    Cons

    Limited scope of work to defense and military contracts.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer  in  Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Fort Worth, TX (US)

    Pros

    As a retired military veteran, to work on a 5th generation program, gave me pride and the feeling that I was still contributing to the war fighters.

    Cons

    Lockheed has a tendency to place people in management positions that have little or no aviation experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilize your resources. The best ideas and processes come from those, on the floor with hands on experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Experience as an intern.

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    Current Employee - College Student Tech Spec  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - College Student Tech Spec in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    Pros

    Very organized and active intern program. Pay is good. They is very high retention and the likelihood of receiving a full time offer is very high. Pretty flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Moves slow at times. Spend a majority of your time crawling through the extensive processes and paper work to get something done

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent, ethical company

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    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager

    Pros

    There are several opportunities to change jobs frequently if this is what you enjoy. Contracts come and go which may be a CON for some. If you have been identified as a high-potential leader, adjacent opportunities will surface. Lockheed has a history of innovation and developing cutting edge technology; think: Mars Rover, F35, Cyber Security and many more. Probably some of the smartest people I know work at Lockheed.

    LM is also the most ethical company I have ever worked for and while there may be examples otherwise will deliver what it commits to customers. I have seen them lose millions on contracts to meet deliveries where others may walk or deliver half-baked solutions.

    Cons

    Lockheed is a typical fortune 50 business with a large bureaucratic system. Getting things done can be difficult although this has improved over the years as portions of the company have contracted due to smaller government budgets. Lockheed is very structured with a lot of individuals in support functions which could be seen as a PRO for some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management success at Lockheed is determined by your ability to plan, execute and deliver. Technical staff are expected to innovate and protect contracts from failing by ensuring technical solutions are sound and scalable systems. Transparency is incredibly important as well as chain of command.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fort Worth, TX (US)

    Pros

    Flexible and positive environment, decent pay

    Cons

    Incompetent management/co-workers in some cases

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase hiring standards

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    As a government contractor never working at a company facility I still feel included.

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    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst  in  Saint Paul, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Saint Paul, MN (US)

    Pros

    extensive benefits and stock purchase and other financial benefits along with training and tuition/certification
    reimbursment up to $5400 a year

    Cons

    feeling dislocated from management and benefits it took me over two years to find out the opportunities available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR needs to have a presentation of benefits and when they are available to new employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Pleasant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The Benefits and the location

    Cons

    Not enough access when coming on b

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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