Lockheed Martin

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Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated 30 October 2014
Updated 30 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.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, interesting field of development work

    Cons

    Lots of training and clearance required before you can become involved with work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good wage packet but progression is capped.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    Good place to start career

    Cons

    Financial rewards are much more attractive to new employees than current employees. Annual reviews with a maximum 3% increase for "excellent" employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward existing employees with better financial incentives

  3.  

    Not great, but not bad

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay, however don't expect a salary increase. People are pretty good to get along with a well.

    Cons

    Lots of office politics here "who you know" if you will.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More opportunities to those who request it for jobs necessary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Ampthill, England
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Ampthill, England

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

    Pros

    Work can be quite interesting, good to get a few things on your CV but generally unbearable.

    Cons

    Blame culture, company does not value employees not prepared to give employees what they need to do their job, leaders are complete time wasters, high staff turnover (more than any company i've ever heard of), hypocrital leadership team, no organisation, no prospects, no ethics, poor health and safety and no one seems to do the job they thought they would be doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and dont tell people they're wrong about their own opinions. Give people feedback, encourage continuous improvement. Value employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company - Poor Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, opportunities for advancement especially if you work at the mothership factory.

    Cons

    Management is very poor. People are not generally promoted based on ability but rather by who they are good friends with. Job reqs are unfair, position descriptions are developed for an individual so they they will be the one best qualified for the position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve leadership at remote facilities.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    30 Year Career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lockheed Martin

    Pros

    I had a variety of jobs and opportunities around the world.

    Cons

    I think that I probably averaged 60 - 70 hours per week for my entire career.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Glad I don't have to go back there .

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    Former Employee - Computer Engineer in Ampthill, England
    Former Employee - Computer Engineer in Ampthill, England

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Off Friday and early finish on the on Fridays other than that that's it .

    Cons

    Too many to mention attrition will always rise at ampthill and people will continue to leave . Bad management no chance of promotions or pay rise HR are just as bad face doesn't fit you don't stand a chance . Site is losing money projects are in a mess IT is a joke as I worked in the IT department even a manager said I was doing the right thing in leaving so many unhappy people there who are all looking for new jobs . Can't see the place being there in the next couple of years will get bought out again the American way does not work in the UK .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at your problems you all talk a good game but nothing is seen in the actions . Everybody has a negative view of the managers anyway but as long as they are being paid there fat cat paychecks they don't a sh*t my advice don't set foot in the place you can get better elsewhere .

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Meh

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Some opportunity to work on cool stuff. Some good people.

    Cons

    Benefits of all sorts have been slowly stripped away since the day I walked in the door. Processes of any sort are onerous. Little opportunity for capable achievers to actually move ahead any faster than anyone else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    positive technology company but with all the usual north american corporate baggage

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    Current Employee - Business Development in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Business Development in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England

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

    Pros

    strong defence market share with positive sales outlook

    Cons

    struggling to create cost efficient solutions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    grow internationally and trust in your international staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nothing special

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Manager in Havant, England
    Current Employee - Programmer Manager in Havant, England

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

    Pros

    Challenging work - opportunities to work with different areas within the business
    Some great people
    Internal job vacancies easy to view for potential roles

    Cons

    Highly political managers with "favourites" - if your face does not fit it , you wont do well
    Forget any kind of work-life balance if you want to get on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage with employees and listen to their views

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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