Lockheed Martin

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Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated 24 January 2015
Updated 24 January 2015
2,595 Reviews
3.5
2,595 Reviews
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Lockheed Martin President & COO Marillyn Hewson
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637 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.  

    Long Term Employee

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    Working for a Lockheed Marting will ensure you have no shortage of challenging work but the vast majority of people are capable, the expanding UK footprint of the company provides job opportunities which are rewarded with , reasonable to good benefits.

    Cons

    Long hours are not uncommon and with challenge comes pressure and demands. geographical mobility in terms of working at other locations is also required at times. Pay is reasonable to good but there is no bonus scheme

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Working for one of the top employers in the DOD and Aerospace industries has resulted in a very rewarding career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Field Engineer in Harrogate, England
    Former Employee - Senior Field Engineer in Harrogate, England

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

    Pros

    LM rewards employees that are willing to uphold and personify their corporate ethics and vision. They employ a very dynamic and talented workforce and encourage a good work/ life balance. They provide excellent career paths and mentoring from more experienced colleagues. Management has respect for their employees and truly care about their careers and job satisfaction.

    Cons

    As with any big enterprise, it is sometimes difficult to understand exactly how the company's vision and direction affect you as an individual employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never lose sight of your most precious and relied upon resource, the people that make up your team. Keep your workforce focused and positive by showing them how you care and how they mater, and that workforce will always be productive and loyal. It isn't just about the bottom line.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company, Great experience!

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    Former Employee - Developer in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - Developer in Glasgow, Scotland

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

    Pros

    -Great friendly environment
    -Training always a hand
    -Flexible culture
    -Opportunities to progress
    -Interesting projects/development work
    -Variety of technology's used e.g. SQL, C# , MVC , CQS, SPA, Bootstrap

    Cons

    -Location currently not the best (out by Glasgow airport)
    -Wages not very competitive
    -Takeover looks to be resulting in stricter process which hopefully doesn't affect the culture which was present within the Amor Group

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the culture the same
    Make wages more competitive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good people, poor management

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Most co-workers were great. Interesting job. Pay is decent. Lots of different locations and programs to choose from.

    Cons

    Unethical hiring practices. Req"s are written for specific people, buried in the system, and held open for the minimum amount of time. People are hired and promoted based on who they know, not actual qualifications. Ethics guidelines in general do not seem to apply to management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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

  7.  

    Not great, but not bad

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    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
  8.  

    Great place to work

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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
  9. 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
  10.  

    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
  11. 2 people 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

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