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Lockheed Martin Program Manager Reviews

Updated 13 December 2017
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Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Marillyn Hewson
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Work life balance as well as retirement benefits are strong"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Stratford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Stratford, CT (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    9/80 flex schedule provides an opportunity for every other Friday off, 401k benefits are some of the best, work environment provides opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Paternity/maternity leave is way behind the times, sick time has transitioned to minimal support, old management styles can occasionally be found throughout the organization.


  2. "Eh"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Melville, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Melville, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stability. You can do the same thing forever. Also means minimal opps to move up though.

    Free snacks was nice

    Cons

    Disorganized. Management is unsure the direction they are trying to go.

    Some divisions are clearly favored more than others.

    Depressinh office

    Advice to Management

    Organize


  3. "Large slow moving no risk taking company with lots of red tape."

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Syracuse, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Syracuse, NY (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is very good depending on which site you work for and the 9/80 schedule is nice. Work is fairly challenging and interesting.

    Cons

    Just went to high deductible health care plan and now have to fly coach only everywhere including international. Tied to all the US Government rules which make it impossible to get anything done without getting frustrated.


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  5. "Big Corporation that has a process for everything"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Marietta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Marietta, GA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lockheed has Good benefits; nice people; good work environment, competitive pay for competitive jobs. It is a great place to get experience if you want to work in the military industry.

    Cons

    It has a lot of deadlines and rules driven by the US government regulations. They have a process for everything so it sometimes trumps common sense. Driven by profit. Healthcare is getting a lot more expensive for a lot less coverage.

    Advice to Management

    Allow people to managed risks. Don’t add so much risk to proposals that Lockheed becomes unaffordable or over charges the customer.


  6. "Project/Program Management"

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    Former Freelancer - Program Manager in Gaithersburg, MD (US)
    Former Freelancer - Program Manager in Gaithersburg, MD (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Outstanding company, incredible team "NEXGEN" It was an honor to work there, it was a pivotal time where our efforts inspired and changed the way we handle Cyber Security for generations to come.

    Cons

    PRS was a challenge across the board...possibly due to organizational changes and rating scale (comparisons are based on EE's with same job level not just your accomplishments)

    Advice to Management

    Know who your 'best-loyal leaders' are before haste cutbacks


  7. "Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Huntsville, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Huntsville, AL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company to grow within.

    Cons

    have great processes, they just need to do a better job of following them.

    Advice to Management

    Work to better understand their subordinates and what motivates them.


  8. "Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Woodland, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Woodland, WA (US)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Excellent people
    2. Access to super cool technology and projects
    3. Top defense contractor for name recognition on resume

    Cons

    1. Lack of advancement at satellite offices
    2. Non competitive salary for satellite offices

    Advice to Management

    1. Liaten to the people on the floor and act accordinly swiftly


  9. "Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stable and exciting work, with the potential for many different career paths

    Cons

    Big corporation stuck in own culture


  10. "Aerospace IT is sub-par"

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    Former Employee - IT Program Manager in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Former Employee - IT Program Manager in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are nice enough one on one.

    Cons

    Fear based behavior drives focus on CYA.
    Little tolerance for individual thought and action.
    Highly micro-managed by senior managers with excessive 2nd guessing and absent support.
    Confusing, redundant, and ineffective management structure between Aero-IT and Enterprise OPs.
    Top heavy job grades with people not operating at their "levels" due to tenure promotions.

    Advice to Management

    none...this is more a warning to prospective candidates.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bethesda, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bethesda, MD (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    In the time I've worked for Lockheed Martin, I've been able to do something very different every 3 - 4 years. This ability to move to different functions means that you only get board if you let yourself. For someone like me, this has been very good.

    Cons

    While the ability to move is really good, there are times when poor leadership decisions make it necessary to move prematurely. This can be frustrating because it's nice to see the things you put in motion come to fruition. Furthermore, while some excellent leaders will help you through these changes, many take a completely hands off approach and force you to fend for yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the long term health of the company instead of simple short term goals. Both are extremely important yet many leaders are making short term decisions that negatively impact long term health of the company. Sometimes this is done to avoid confrontation and other times it's done out of apathy. Also really support top performers and provide some stability for leaders.