Lockheed Martin

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Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated 30 January, 2015
Updated 30 January, 2015
2,606 Reviews
3.5
2,606 Reviews
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Lockheed Martin President & COO Marillyn Hewson
Marillyn Hewson
644 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
  • 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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    • Senior Management
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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 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. 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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    • 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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    • 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  

    Good Company with many opportunities for work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Lockheed has many opportunities for different types of work. If you've got the ability then they will have opportunities to work. Most positions have a very flexible work schedules. For being a large corporation they try to make sure employees feel valued.

    Available work within Lockheed core locations are plenty

    Cons

    It's still a corporation and employees can easily fall through the cracks if they work outside of LM facilities.
    Available Work outside of Lockheed core locations are sparse.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work with dynamic culture

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

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Great place to work with dynamic culture

    Cons

    None, as contract there is really no benefit involved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company and awesome projects

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Integration and Test Engineer in Manassas, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Integration and Test Engineer in Manassas, VA (US)

    I worked at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    The people are great teachers as well as great team members. The programs they have will help you gain the right experience that you need.

    Cons

    I did not feel there were any challanges, like most places work efficiently and effectively you will be able to grow at a company this size.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company, benefits. Work environment, advancement, and diversity need work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Information Assurance Engineer in Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Information Assurance Engineer in Orlando, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Benefits and work life balance are stellar.

    Cons

    Career advancement and diversity are points of pain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire diverse candidates, and remember to foster and promote high potential employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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