Lockheed Martin

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Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated 19 September, 2014
Updated 19 September, 2014
2,350 Reviews
3.4
2,350 Reviews
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Lockheed Martin President & COO Marillyn Hewson
Marillyn Hewson
526 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

    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
  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 for 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. 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

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time for 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
  6.  

    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 for 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
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Outstanding, Best in the Industry

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    Current Employee - Business Development  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Business Development in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Pros

    Excellent management at all levels. The company really lives out its beliefs: Do What's Right, Respect Others, Perform with Excellence. There are many career paths to take within Lockheed and no one is limited to a single path. Management will work with employees to shape and guide careers. The company supports employees and allows flexible work schedules. CEO Marilyn Hewson is an outstanding communicator, and keeps in touch with the worker-bees. Overall, an excellent place to work.

    Cons

    In big companies a lot of emphasis is put on winning bids, and high-fives are given to teams that win. However, a lot good work is also done on a losing effort. Professionals work really hard even when they lose, and their effort should be recognized and high-fives passed around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the open communications with employees about what's going on in this huge company....especially during downsizing. This really help when times get tough.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Long Term Company to be employed with

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Exciting products and innovations. Very focused on ethics and diversity. Large company with many resources for help if needed in any area as well as an extensive amount of in house training available.

    Cons

    Very Political, very much process orientated when sometimes it doesn't pass the common sense test. Removed pension benefits and it can be difficult to get promoted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Good work environment to find yourself.

    Cons

    None that I have at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Lockheed is a great experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Its great with terrific benefits and coworkers are generally there to help and not give a hard time plus you can enter in as an intern and get paid still.

    Cons

    Managment needs to work more on communication and irs more of a workplace than a social gathering.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I juat posted it in the cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great opportunity for development

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    LM offers very good early career development opportunities through its Leadership Development Program. Work is very interesting and it is easy to take pride in what you do. LM SSC has a 9-80 schedule. This offers very good work-life balance.
    LM SSC also offers very competitive benefits.

    Cons

    Due to ongoing budgetary pressures, LM has responded with cost-cutting measures that includes promotion freezes. This has left lot of mid-career professionals in the lurch and looking elsewhere. Part of this process has also meant degradation of their benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mid-career professionals are key to filling a widening skills gap due to near-term retirement of many engineers. Solid plans, that included opportunities and compensation are required to retain mid-career professionals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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