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Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated 25 September 2018
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Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Marillyn Hewson
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "System Engineer in Loockheed Martin (Aerospace Division)"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Sheffield, England
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Sheffield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, holiday package, learning opportunities

    Cons

    Very hard bureaucracy and paperwork


  2. "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

  3. "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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "All talk and no trousers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Every other Friday off and free car parking.

    Cons

    Ethics is a joke, and the way they treat disabled or sick staff is disgraceful, lots of talk about doing the right thing, but it’s just all talk. Very disappointing with the problems at the top.

    Advice to Management

    Give a damn.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of diversity - dinosaur ethics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ampthill, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ampthill, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Every second Friday off, free parking.

    Cons

    Poor management of personal data - reports of data loss amongst staff
    No electric car charging - despite trying to enter the energy market.
    Poor customer relationship management on large vehicle programmes.
    Poor site maintenance
    Poor kitchen and toilet facilities
    No flexi time
    Lack of diversity in senior roles

    Advice to Management

    Level 6 and above in Ampthill needs a shakeup


  6. "Mostly enjoyable"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Waterlooville, England
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Waterlooville, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job security, diversity of roles, pay and working environment is generally good, good mix of personnel and experience on most projects, good opportunities for graduates

    Cons

    Old fashion in their approach, benefits are average, and I have found that programme management do not take advice from their beginners, generally do not learn from past mistakes, have an attitude of we have always done things this way so it must be right

    Advice to Management

    Programme Management do not often listen to their engineers


  7. "Company very different now, but..."

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

    I worked at Lockheed Martin full-time

    Pros

    Some interesting projects, good people

    Cons

    Can't say the same for a previous manager

    Advice to Management

    Different now I hear, so probably pointless to state

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Cliquey"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ampthill, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ampthill, England
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Pleasant Ampthill site, cooperative colleagues in engineering.

    Cons

    Strong N.I.H.. Superiority in organisation based on length of service. Excellent company culture in USA hasn't made it across the Atlantic.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to US management - cut your losses.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Okay but not the best experience"

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    Current Employee - Desktop Support
    Current Employee - Desktop Support
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, lots of new technology

    Cons

    No carrer progression, constant management changes, no organisation


  10. Helpful (1)

    "All Sizzle and no Steak"

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    Former Employee - RMS/ALIS
    Former Employee - RMS/ALIS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salaries. The every alternate Friday off sounds like a good thing if you are able to stay for an hour extra each day to make up for it. Great pension options, private medical and discount vouchers.

    Cons

    Integrity is one of the three buzzwords on how it conducts business, with excellence and respect being the other two. However, this means nothing in some of the projects. There are serious failures in Integrity. Do not trust any promise made/offered during the interview. Once you start work and remind them of their promises, be prepared for intimidation. If you complain, there is refusal to believe you and systematic "looking after each other's backs" by the "Old Boy's Club". Bullying, framing employees who they figure are "trouble" for them and false promises are all contradictions to the 3 buzzwords.

    If you will soon be interviewed, watch out for phrases like "We train our employees like no other company in the world", "Training is second to none" etc. You DEFINITELY WON'T be given the training you were promised. During the interview, if you are told you will be sent to the US for training feel free to laugh in their faces. You will be told in 1-2 months after joining that "plans have changed". By training they basically mean "death by nearly 3000 Powerpoint slides" from some one flown in across across the pond to read out loudly the lines from the slides, happily admitting they have very little knowledge about the product.

    Jobs are totally mis-sold. For instance, expect a Senior System Administrator job to actually just be first line support operator. If you have come from good technical backgrounds it may be a big shock and resentment may creep up on all the lies told to get you on the job because they are struggling to recruit.

    If you end up with a manager who has worked only within the MOD for 30 years before joining LM you should not be surprised that 95% of your own team in Lockheed Martin will be selected from ex-MOD, some of them close chums of the manager, who even openly claim to have Zero IT knowledge.

    There is extremely limited career progression in some of the projects you work.

    Working an extra hour a day to gain a extra Friday holiday every alternate weekend is neither here nor there, as you end up being shattered because of the extra hour at work each day, that after 2 weeks, you may end up needing 2 days off rather than 1 to recover from it.

    Advice to Management

    Do not disrespect the candidates you selected by backtracking on your promises made during the interview and shamefully lying that "plans having changed". No one will believe you and it is a disgrace to be chairing your respective positions, with these shameful lies.


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