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Lockheed Martin Mechanical Engineer Reviews

Updated 6 December 2017
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Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Marillyn Hewson
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  1. "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.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Ampthill, England
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Ampthill, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

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


  3. "Mechanical Engineer Contract Position"

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    Current Contractor - Mechanical Engineer in Lexington-Fayette, KY (US)
    Current Contractor - Mechanical Engineer in Lexington-Fayette, KY (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome product, looks great on resume, Secret Clearance, Can negotiate amazing contractor salary...

    Cons

    Company does not invest in employees at Lexington Site

    Advice to Management

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  5. "Former Mechanical Engineer Integration and Test"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer Senior Staff in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer Senior Staff in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work on amazing large programs.

    Cons

    Most of the new business is being located outside California do to the cost of doing business in California.


  6. "Good Place to Work (but could be better)"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Camden, AR (US)
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Camden, AR (US)
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the people are helpful, caring and friendly.

    The work is interesting.

    Potential to learn a lot.

    Paid overtime (straight pay).

    Cons

    Pay is below industry standard and the benefits are slowly disappearing.

    The fourth quarter has some areas overloaded with work (sometimes 7 day work weeks).

    Merit increases are really dependent on you knowing how to 'play the game' and that your manager knows how to fight for you.

    This location is hemorrhaging young engineers--mainly because of pay and location.

    The town is tiny (12,000 people).

    Advice to Management

    Most of the managers are doing an excellent job, so keep up the good work!

    Corporate, re-evaluate employee compensation.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting work, good culture"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Denver, CO (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    9/80 schedule is great. Fun projects and a good variety of things to work one. Exciting to design and work on satellites

    Cons

    Can be tough working for a government contractor and having to work through all of the regulations that come along with it


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work and excellent benefits (except for the health insurance).

    Cons

    Health insurance is expensive, has high deductibles, and can be hard to deal with. The work/life balance wasn't always the greatest, but overtime was only required in surges to meet deadlines.

    Advice to Management

    Provide PPO and high deductible plans of Blue Cross and Blue Shield for health insurance and eliminate Aetna.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "RMS division management is terrible"

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    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in West Palm Beach, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in West Palm Beach, FL (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depends on the division, decent pay, decent time off/work life balance. some interesting projects. MFC and Aero divisions excellent, RMS division is terrible, poorly managed.

    Cons

    RMS division is very poorly managed, sub par raises, very few promotions, young, inexperienced people are in management positions making poor business and personnel decisions. Focus is on corporate profits and not the workers doing the work. Too many people reporting about the work instead of doing the work. No paid training and development for senior employees. Too much emphasis on useless metrics and processes and tools that are either not efficient or don't apply to the business unit.

    Advice to Management

    talk to, and listen to the senior personnel. show the senior people they are a valued asset, instead of a liability, that need to be replaced by younger personnel to reduce operating costs.


  10. "Great company to work for as an engineer"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Stratford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Stratford, CT (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company, great products, solid business strategy, nice benefits but not quite as good as when owned by UTC.

    Cons

    Sikorsky is not located where I want to be.


  11. "Good company for young engineers trying to get valuble experience"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall great company with competitive salary and benefits. First real engineering job out of college, I was able to start working on serious projects right away. All of the senior engineers and managers in my dept are understanding and helpful.

    Cons

    Engineers are very top heavy in terms of age. Lots of older engineers who've been there a long time and are very knowledgeable/experienced, some fresh out of college engineers, and not much in between.