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Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated 18 July 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Unorganised, don’t really encourage or promote growing within the company and very anti-social"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Whiteley, England
    Former Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Whiteley, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits package and the fact that the company are huge with massive turn over, which is good for job security.

    Cons

    Below average pay, staff that do less work get more praise, Don’t really keep you in loops of chances of processes. Don’t care about staff very much.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Promote growth within the company and give support for people who want to grow and be successful.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Love it, demanding and rewarding"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time

    Pros

    Great people, people development, challenging problems, interesting tech, great environment

    Cons

    Its a performance based culture - no slackers

    Advice to Management

    keep it up

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Severely Lacking in Good Practice!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cafeteria closes up, leaves free coffee at end of the day. It is a great learning experience for dealing with less-than-ideal circumstances with inexperienced coworkers.

    Cons

    Lockheed Martin Canada is the worst company I have worked at. The people with the authority over projects make decisions without any good practices or engineering analysis. The pay is not competitive to say the least and being popular with coworkers is valued over technical excellence. Requirements do not exist and the agile methodology has been distorted to some abomination of project management that hardly manages the project at all. Be prepared to be the only contributor who hits his deadlines, Becauses milestones or satisfying the customer do not matter here.

    Advice to Management

    There is no saving grace to the management. Bad practice is left unchecked with people commenting out test suites when they break and "Unit Testing" is not considered worthy of allocating budget towards.

    There is no testing and it is the most disappointing aspect of the job; when I started the person in charge had a phenomenal understanding of good engineering process. New management took over and proceeded to steamroll the project right into the rotten mess of a codebase is. Do not expect to learn anything that is valuable from a technical standpoint here.


  4. "Great Grad Program"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and great opportunities to work in different teams. The management there is highly skilled and approachable.

    Cons

    Pay progression starts off very slowly for lower bands.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  5. "LMUK Ampthill Employee Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, every other Friday off, paid overtime or time in lieu, and mostly good work force.

    Cons

    Progression seems difficult, very bureaucratic, too graduate focused, and have to be smart with yearly commitments and appraisal.

    Advice to Management

    Take on board the advice of front line staff and plan resources accordingly. Take caution in being milestone driven as this could be detrimental in the long run.


  6. "Not the worst but could be so much better."

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible working patterns are in place which are beneficial but purely to suit the local site and contracts in place.
    Decent salary on offer, but over-shadowed by many of the cons.

    Cons

    Top- heavy management team, could do with restructuring and more experience.
    Inconsistency across management decisions particularly regarding HR policies such as authorising comp leave etc.
    No clear direction from management.
    Face-fits and jobs for the boys culture.
    Difficult to balance work/life.
    High expectations for little reward.
    Unprofessional and to an extent unethical working practices.
    Low morale within workers.
    Unfair and very biased employee recognition and rewards scheme.

    Advice to Management

    Think outside the box. Keep the workers happy and listen. Implement new business models and take a chance on flexi-time!!!!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting but flawed"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Ampthill, England
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Ampthill, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Different range of projects to work on
    Salary and general Ts and Cs are better than the industry average
    9 day working fortnight
    Great mix of people

    Cons

    Poor leadership and management
    Big projects badly run and out of control
    Site's future is uncertain beyond current projects

  8. "Finance Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work culture. Good focus on ethics and ethical behaviour throughout the company. Company offers 9/75 working pattern which allows every second Friday off.

    Cons

    Career development opportunities are not as frequent as in the US. The Business unit removed flexibility to work from home. The business unit leadership team is inexperienced who focus entirely in the weeds.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest it would benefit from clearer and more ambitious vision and strategy.


  9. "Great Site"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ampthill, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ampthill, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff
    Communications between departments and seniors is on point
    IT
    Development opportunities
    Good site

    Cons

    pay is generally low
    location isn't ideal


  10. "Good steady job with nice benefits but hard to move up within the company."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in London, England
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment with opportunities to mix with very senior employees and gain an insight into how the company works. Work life balance is good with many business areas now operating '9/75' which means working an extra hour each day in order to get every second Friday off.

    Cons

    Few opportunities to get promoted internally unless you are willing to relocate. Many employees are ex military so hierarchy is key.

    Advice to Management

    On boarding process is not great, as is moving from a contract role to permanent staff. There is no bonus structure at all for support staff and annual increases are small.


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