Lockheed Martin

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Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated 26 February, 2015
Updated 26 February, 2015
2,666 Reviews
3.5
2,666 Reviews
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Lockheed Martin President & COO Marillyn Hewson
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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
  • My program had mandatory overtime, seems like work/life balance might not be the best (in 50 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Lockheed Martin Canada CDL Systems - Good place to work at

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

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin as an intern (more than a 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. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • 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. 4 people found this helpful  

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

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    • 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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    • 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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    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.  

    A professional and ethical company. Good to have on a resume.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Rockville, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Rockville, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Lockheed Martin is a great company to work for. They take care of their employees and tier customers. They are fair and pay reasonably well. They encourage hiring and promoting a diverse work force and encourages to all to participate. They work with leading edge technologies and have a great and well deserved reputation among it's customers. When my contract was ending, they offered my another position (although much farther then I wanted to commute) or a very nice severance pay. After leaving LM, they also offered a very good training program to find a new job. I would be glad to work for them again.

    Cons

    They are a big company and it is easy to get lost in cracks. A bit top heavy....lot of VPs and Managers. I would like to see more spent on training to keep employees up on the latest software and hardware. Sometime too much time is spent on compliance training and performance reporting, but I think the process is being looked at and streamlined and this is only a minor issue. The expect you to work 60+ works a week, but they allow work at home when appropriate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let your employees fall between the cracks. Encourage them to look forward and be clear with them about opportunities and cuts. Try to ensure that the Functional Managers really know what the employee is doing on a daily basis. For the most part, follow LM policies and you should do well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very challenging jobs, but the advancement opportunities are there if you search for them and work hard.

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

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement, travel, and training.

    Cons

    Forced Diversity is killing opportunities and slowing progress...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to your ethics and morals - push back on Corporate initiatives regarding forced Diversity - it's not only wrong on moral level...it's slowly killing the company!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    great experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    good salary and benefits while employed

    Cons

    retirement benefits could be improved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    retirement benifts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Systems Analyst in Honolulu, HI (US)
    Current Employee - Information Systems Analyst in Honolulu, HI (US)

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Excellent benefits and top not managers

    Cons

    Compensation for living in Oahu is lacking

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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