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Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated 15 November 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. Helpful (1)

    "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

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. 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.


  6. 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


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. 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.


  10. 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


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