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Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated 24 March 2019
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Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Marillyn Hewson
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  • "Watch out for the work life balance" (in 112 reviews)

  • "Large company - you get treated like a non-essential resource" (in 149 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (66)

    "Lockheed Martin IT"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Fredericksburg, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Fredericksburg, VA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High level of integrity throughout the company, open communications, and sincere interest in doing the right thing.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, I need to come up with twenty words of cons. When in reality after 41+ years in IT, I have no cons for Lockheed Martin. They are not perfect, but highly acceptable.

    Advice to Management

    The only advice I have is, possibly, try very hard simplify processes. The processes are accurate and extremely detailed. Some could be less detailed.


  2. "I really like working there!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    9 day fortnight and working some of the best programmes in the world

    Cons

    Wish everyone pulled their weight

    Advice to Management

    Keep going - we all want this to be the best company possible

  3. "They look after their employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time

    Pros

    LM do look after their employees in terms of insurance and benefits

    Cons

    As it's such a large company, departments such as HR tend to be less effective at dealing with incidents


  4. "Poor senior management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Poor senior management, lack of comms. Poor cousins of US Headquarters.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more, talk less, practice what the company preaches.


  5. "Ampthill"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time

    Pros

    Nice site to work in. Lucky you to live in Ampthill.

    Cons

    Seniority is based on time spent at LMUK., not previous experience, skills, or qualifications.

    Advice to Management

    Give up.


  6. "All Politics, no Morals, no Ethics great if your part of the club"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Havant, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Havant, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time

    Pros

    If your disciplined you can have a good work life balance
    Every other Friday off, but you will put in your hours, and some
    Great products in some parts of the business

    Cons

    Huge politics, Toxic environment, very poor blame culture.
    It only good if it’s invented at Lockheed Martin
     Experiance from outside of LM is not valued in fact it’s worthles
    Boys club with too many egos and personal agendas

    Advice to Management

    The poor culture is predominantly at the exec level, senior staff have been in position far too long, execs should be rotated as they do for directors in many other organisations. The definition of insanity is to expect a different outcome from the same people who have been doing it the same way for a decade or more
    Lead by example and respect your staff


  7. Helpful (2)

    "LMUK Ampthill Review - After 4 Years"

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    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Ampfield, England
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Ampfield, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary and benefits. Most people I work with are professional, knowledgeable and supportive.

    Cons

    Too much programme management and bad people management. Company seems to be on a downward trend where valuable personnel are leaving and not enough is being done to halt that. More are being asked to pick-up the pieces without fair recognition or appreciation. Central to this is a resource issue.

    Advice to Management

    Start valuing staff and be honest. Support career development for all. Let engineers do their jobs. Stop postponing problems and deal with them now. If our motto is to respect others, performance with excellence and do what's right, then let's do it!

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Is it worth it....."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ampthill, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ampthill, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time

    Pros

    It’s a job
    Will look good on your CV

    Cons

    Every other Friday off doesn’t feel like a benefit at all, as your so tired from squeezing 10 days into 9 that by the time the Friday off comes around it hardly seems enjoyable.
    Don’t be fooled there is zero opportunity for any form of career progression even though your clearly and noticeably over qualified and have more intelligence than most you will be put down and never offered anything to keep your commitment alive.
    Salaries do not match skill sets at all and it’s a lower pay company, you will be given a lesser job title and paid the relevant salary but trust me you will be undertaking work way above your pay grade with hardly any gratitude.

    As a company they do not look after there own permanent staff are treated no differently from contractors or temp staff with very little difference in benefit, so it feels like it’s not worth working extra hard to achieve that permanent employee status.
    You are just a number to HR and senior management, they won’t even know your name.

    Advice to Management

    Pay staff what they deserve
    Treat permanent staff like they actually mean something
    Update the Ampthill site it’s an embarrassment and is not industry worthy

    Stop please using level to determine staff worthiness, it’s cruel and demoralising, just because someone might only be a level 1 or 2 doesn’t make them any less of a person than a level 3/4-5/6 because they are usually more intelligent and actually spend their time doing work to make the higher levels look better


  9. "Amazing people to work with"

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    Former Employee - IT Systems Support in Ampthill, England
    Former Employee - IT Systems Support in Ampthill, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great place to gain experience
    - Keeps fairly up to date with technology (both software and hardware)
    - Amazing people to work with, hard working but also have time for a bit of a laugh
    - Easy to commute to and loads of on site parking
    - Work/life balance is great with the 9 day fortnight

    Cons

    - You will never ever see budget for training
    - Promotion only when some leaves or retires
    - Pays far below average for your skillset
    - Poor communication from management
    - Your views aren't taken into consideration on how to improve the department
    - No scope for flexible working


  10. "Downs and ups"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time

    Pros

    + Genuine, knowledgeable, friendly, passionate workforce.
    + Flexible working hours and patterns.
    + Good benefits.
    + Opportunities to experience work at other LM offices.
    + Good mentorship opportunities.
    + Quality of compliance training has improved over the years.

    Cons

    - Total lack of local autonomy; every decision must flow up and down the leadership chain, leading to painfully slow decision-making.
    - Training hard to come by unless it is critical for your job. Even then, you have to fight for it.
    - Inflexible customers; difficult or impossible to move projects or have time to do side-projects if you are fee-earning.
    - Empty promises from leaders, especially visiting MDs. They will take your concerns and promptly forget about them.
    - Technical positions are overwhelmingly male dominated.
    - Business unwilling to take any risk; any initial investment will be minuscule.
    - Business unwilling to pay for technical leaders (SMEs).
    - Promotion difficult unless you mix with the right crowds.
    - Poor appraisal system. You may be given commitments that are totally out of your control, and even if you surpass your year's expectations don't expect much for it.
    - Leadership overly reliant on people perceptions instead of actual performance.
    - Slow to react to new technologies.