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Lockheed Martin Engineer Reviews

Updated 23 October 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good Start to Career - Pay is lower than market average though"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good start to a career, great experiences in medium-large scale programs, initial graduate salary is okay. Lots of brilliant engineers to learn from. Flexi-time is very good (when project deadlines are not around)

    Cons

    Lack of actual training (learning on the job is expected). Pay rises are not great at early stages in career. Pay discrepancies between

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the potential of all staff earlier on. Pay rises for junior staff is crucial to keeping the staff around. The pay gap between level 1 and 3 is far too large.


  2. "LMUK Ampthill Employee Review"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, every other Friday off, paid overtime or time in lieu, and mostly good work force.

    Cons

    Progression seems difficult, very bureaucratic, too graduate focused, and have to be smart with yearly commitments and appraisal.

    Advice to Management

    Take on board the advice of front line staff and plan resources accordingly. Take caution in being milestone driven as this could be detrimental in the long run.


  3. "Interesting but flawed"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Ampthill, England
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Ampthill, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Different range of projects to work on
    Salary and general Ts and Cs are better than the industry average
    9 day working fortnight
    Great mix of people

    Cons

    Poor leadership and management
    Big projects badly run and out of control
    Site's future is uncertain beyond current projects


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  5. "Good Aerospace and Defence Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working for Aerospace and defence Company, good benefits, good number of annual leave allowance, varied technology stack work experience

    Cons

    Less Social work balance, working for government projects


  6. "Systems Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin (Less than a year)

    Pros

    salary, technology, job security, career opportunities and opportunities to travel and transfer within the company, aspects of the job are very dependent on division and program- each is very different.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy and politics can be a little bit much at times. Also, the plant that I worked at had gross cubicles and dirty office facilities but the manufacturing plant was very clean.

    Advice to Management

    I would say that they should try to promote young people sooner who deserve it and not let the politics cloud the fact of excellent job performance.


  7. "UK - Great company"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Ampthill, England
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Ampthill, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Historic and great company to work for. You have a lot of backing, and funds to play with. Great exposure to seniors if you want it.

    I believe LM is really what you make of it, they really love Engineering SMEs but also allow you go to out the box in your career.

    Cons

    Still very US based, and don't really know how to do business outside of US government to government sales. Still sees the UK business as immature, even though we show them up a lot of times!

    Advice to Management

    You have a lot of experience in your UK work force on how to do international business, use it.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "A good company but a bit stuck in the past"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Havant, England
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Havant, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Solid company to work for with lots of infrastructure and support, strong brand.

    Cons

    Stuck in the past, rigid processes and procedures

    Advice to Management

    Modernise the company, look to the new wave of successful brands


  9. Helpful (1)

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

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    Former Employee - Senior Field Engineer in Harrogate, England
    Former Employee - Senior Field Engineer in Harrogate, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  10. "Good people, poor management"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  11. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, interesting field of development work

    Cons

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