Lockheed Martin

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Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated 24 October, 2014
Updated 24 October, 2014
2,435 Reviews
3.4
2,435 Reviews
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Lockheed Martin President & COO Marillyn Hewson
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560 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • This is really a wonderful place for a working mother - great work/life balance (in 221 reviews)

  • Flex-time - especially the 9/80 work schedule (in 95 reviews)


Cons
  • Often times work-life balance is work focused, unless you are in leadership positions (in 48 reviews)

  • For a large company you would expect industry setting standards for benefits (in 70 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Lockheed Martin Canada CDL Systems - Good place to work at

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, and good work-life balance. Some really good leaders and mentors. During my internship I got a wide range of experience ranging from design, to pure coding to system level testing. For these reasons it is a great place to be an intern.

    Cons

    Lacks company events such as Christmas/New Years parties but there are company lunches now and then that are good for socializing with your peers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Could've been better, could've been worse.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Culture seems like it depends on which part of the company and project that you are a part of. Overall, I liked how important ethics are. I also worked with a really great set of people during my career there.

    Cons

    Really, too many meetings, and at least when I was there, a lot of programs in maintenance. Not enough cutting edge technology.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 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

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

    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
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  5.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time

    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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Software Developer in Halifax, NS
    Current Employee - Associate Software Developer in Halifax, NS

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

    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
  7.  

    Software Engineer

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

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

    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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lockheed Martin provides challenging engineering and technology opportunities, both in USA and around the world.

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Moorestown, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Moorestown, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Challenging tasks. Worldwide travel. Cutting edge technology. Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Advancement of unskilled engineering professionals to technical management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more time in current employees, whom have vast amounts of experience, and have been instrumental in Lockheed's successes, versus (overly) focusing on hiring and promoting new, very young talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stable and solid place to work at, but a bit boring.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Herndon, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Herndon, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    -Like-minded employees who are easy to get along with.
    -Good benefits such as getting educational degrees paid by the company.
    -Work-life balance: flexible working hours and plenty of vacation time.
    -Up-to-date technology: Using Visual Studio 2013 and .NET 4.5.
    -Good freedom to work on different projects within a program.

    Cons

    -Good employees aren't acknowledged as much as they should due to the deep management chain.
    -Raises are too small.
    -Sterile work environment: basic cube-farm with little accommodations for employees and no place to relax and hang out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make things more interesting or fun for employees, e.g. look up Google's work environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern

    Former Employee - Intern in Orlando, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Orlando, FL (US)

    I worked at Lockheed Martin as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, they give you meaningful projects and don't make you feel like an intern. Very organized intern program, given a supervisor and "buddy" on the first day to help ease the transition. Everyone is very helpful and treat interns well.

    Cons

    Low starting salary unless you get into leadership development programs.

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Stable Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Pros

    If you are identified as a high contributor you are treated well. Decent benefits, very good work/life balance most of the time. Never said no to a vacation and the experience has been very good upt ot his point.

    Cons

    Most of the leadership is progressive with their attitude towards the workforce. Some is not. So sometimes I have found it difficult to fight the balance between walking a politically correct type approach and a get it done type attitude. I don't know that this is company specific, just something that struck me as odd.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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