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Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated 18 October 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Working experience"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Farnborough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Farnborough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin (More than a year)

    Pros

    No career advancement
    Treated unfairly
    Disrespect

    Cons

    escorting, serving refreshments, accused of doing something that was someone's else's fault made to tidy and clear out rubbish from offices, left out of group meetings, no given tasks

    Advice to Management

    Don't accuse someone of doing something that they did not do? If you dont have any evidence, absolutely disgraceful, however the right person came forward in the end wasn't happy at all not the right way to treat your staff


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Okay place to work"

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay.
    Great flexible working time and every other Friday off.
    Additional programs to enrol on once employed although they are competitive.

    Cons

    Can easily get left behind.
    If you manage to get on one of the development programs then you're looked after and your development is a high priority, if not then it's difficult to make an impression.

    Advice to Management

    More focus on graduate program and personal development.
    More of an open door policy needed and improved culture would make it a much better place to work.


  3. "Class 2 driver"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sheffield, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sheffield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly, family run company with employees interest's at heart. Relaxed atmosphere with good reliable vehicles to drive.

    Cons

    Pension scheme available. Good office staff. Well run company and very well run transport management. Brilliant depot for loading and unloading with vast space for storage


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Awful employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working, decent benefit package, good holiday entitlement, friendly colleagues, office location, free tea, coffee, hot chocolate and milk for staff.

    Cons

    No free parking, poor management, lack of investment from business, do not believe in training staff, lack of sales, high staff turnover, below market wages.

    Advice to Management

    Look out for staff wellbeing beforeit's to late, invest in training and bring in sales people who can do their jobs.


  6. "Industrial Year"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Committed line managers who work with interns to help them achieve their goals and aims.

    Cons

    Long time scales for projects,

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Worst bullying ever"

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    Former Employee - Senior Data Warehouse Developer in Coventry, England
    Former Employee - Senior Data Warehouse Developer in Coventry, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I learn some new technology during this project

    Cons

    I worked as a contractor in Data Warehouse project for one of the biggest public body. The management was extremely bully as following:
    - Constantly criticized me, constantly fiercely rejected all my ideas and suggestions. I was shocked by the fact that such a huge system is designed by a Lockheed Martin's employee who has no relevant experience.
    - Spreading nasty rumors and made dismissive remarks when I spoke
    - Shouting at me and other team members
    - Assign me trivial and menial tasks
    - Withholding important information from me and did not use correct terminology
    - Ignored me as if I am a contemptible one
    - Always expected me to produce work in an unrealistic time-scale
    - Finger pointing at me in all fictitious mistakes

    Another manager bullied all team members, not just me. On one occasion he said to a colleague of mine in front of others: 'You know the difference between nuts and your brain? Your brain is smaller'. On other occasion he hit a head of another team member (a petite guy) with a ball saying 'Don't stay in the middle!'. It was so appalling.

    So I left 3 months (the contract was 6 month initially) following other developers. My health is more important for me than coping with this harassment and humiliation every single day. I tried to inform the management - no response.

    Advice to Management

    Listen carefully to reporting of bullying. Or be prepared for a high turnover.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Stifling Leadership"

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

    Pros

    Conveniently located and lots of people coming and going (poor retention)

    Cons

    Executive leadership behaviours are shocking

    Advice to Management

    Rethink the strategy for retaining staff


  9. "Contracts Negotiator"

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    Former Employee - Contracts Negotiator in London, England
    Former Employee - Contracts Negotiator in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lockheed Martin (More than a year)

    Pros

    Professional people, hard working, high value work, fast paced

    Cons

    Long hours, moderate pay, very corporate

    Advice to Management

    dropping the american lean on all internal comms would be a decent start


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Talented people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented people!
    Work is very interesting
    Learn a great deal on governance and risk
    Salary
    Some teams are very friendly and welcoming if you work in the right place
    Once you have networked, built trust and established yourself it can be a good place
    Flexible working but not on the whole what they prefer

    Cons

    No UK leadership. Not inspiring.
    US led.
    You have no context for the internal comms in the UK.
    No Induction process to the organisation.
    Induction to your programme is dependant on you manager and often poor. Nothing planned to help you.
    Not very welcoming to new people. Do not like it if you joined at senior level
    Most programme directors are old school and want to eye ball you every day in the office. Not into flexible home working. Do not believe people are working and distrust in people is openly stated.

    Advice to Management

    Need to address middle management.
    Staff are demotivated and have no inspiring leadership.
    Managers need to lighten up. Be real and authentic. Smile once in a while at staff and build relationships with their staff.


  11. "Typical Large Government Contractor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Many locations to choose from and many jobs available.
    Salary and benefits are reasonable, but usually on the low side of the industry average.

    Cons

    Most jobs are concentrated in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area. (I suppose that's not bad if you like that area...)
    As a large government contractor, bureaucracy is rife and terrible.
    Raises (beyond the laughable "merit increase") are rare, and promotions even more so.
    Job security often tied to a contract.
    Training funds seem to be a myth. Expect to pay for any training out of your own pocket.

    Advice to Management

    Basically, do your job as a manager. Know what your employees actually do. Praise them for good work and champion their ideas and efforts with senior management (or government customers).


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