Lockheed Martin

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Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated 31 October, 2014
Updated 31 October, 2014
2,448 Reviews
3.4
2,448 Reviews
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Lockheed Martin President & COO Marillyn Hewson
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562 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • This is really a wonderful place for a working mother - great work/life balance (in 222 reviews)

  • Work life balance; Good Benefits; 9/80 work weeks; Pension (although this has been eliminated for new employees) (in 96 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 69 reviews)

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  1.  

    Lockheed Martin Canada CDL Systems - Good place to work at

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  9.  

    Overall Lockheed Martin is a great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lockheed starts you with a great salary and benefits. You have a flexible schedule and they may also include telecommuting.

    Cons

    Parts of Lockheed Martin is contract based, which means if they lose the contract, you may also lose your job. But, unlike most employers, Lockheed gives you months of advance notice and they also go the extra mile to try to find new positions within the company for those that will be losing their job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I want to thank the LM Management staff for putting in so much effort trying to place all those workers that are transitioning off of the contract.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Best Decision of my life.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great salary, very competitive. Very large benefits group which makes premiums very affordable. Great environment for innovators and hard workers. You are often rewarded for hard work and ideas. You are working for a company that truly makes a difference in the world.

    Cons

    I really cannot think of any cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not sure...new hire

    Current Employee - Software Engineer Associate in Eagan, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Associate in Eagan, MN (US)

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good salary, potential tuition reimbursement for grad school

    Cons

    Lack of young people; older demographic

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