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Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated 10 December 2017
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  1. "Contracts Negotiator"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. 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.


  3. "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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  5. "OK Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    9 day fortnights
    Money is ok not great

    Cons

    No career prospects
    lack of training budget
    bad management


  6. "Mixed bag"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Southsea, England
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Southsea, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fantastic opportunities for the driven
    Ability to learn new skills
    Believe in their mission statement and perform with excellence
    When training is available, take it
    Excellent senior mange meant and long range plans

    Cons

    Training budgets are constrained
    Middle management believe in timelines for progression over ability which can hold top performers back

    Advice to Management

    Start Look at each individual's skill set, ability and ambition to learn and utilise it in a timely manner.
    Stop promising the opportunities are around the corner in order to pacify people
    Continue to push people to achieve their best


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lockheed Martin full-time

    Pros

    The people you work with day-to-day are great; there is a pool table and there are great bean-to-cup coffee machines; relaxed working environment; can work from home

    Cons

    lack of work; dreadful leadership; poor communication to staff regarding mergers; salary doesn't keep up with competitors; career development opportunities are dwindling


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Disorganised"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Rate, four day working week for contract staff

    Cons

    Very disorganised company 2 many chiefs not enough indians


  9. "Cool"

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    Former Employee - Intern in London, England
    Former Employee - Intern in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and great people

    Cons

    Alot of work but rewarding

    Advice to Management

    Give more autonomy to interns, alot of micromanagement


  10. "Great Place to Start"

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    Former Employee - Strategy Planning Assistant in Havant, England
    Former Employee - Strategy Planning Assistant in Havant, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Culture
    Good Team
    Keen to support Development

    Cons

    Limited career development outside of engineering in the UK due to small scale

    Advice to Management

    Think about how you will grow the UK with a strong strategy


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Good Start to Career - Pay is lower than market average though"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good start to a career, great experiences in medium-large scale programs, initial graduate salary is okay. Lots of brilliant engineers to learn from. Flexi-time is very good (when project deadlines are not around)

    Cons

    Lack of actual training (learning on the job is expected). Pay rises are not great at early stages in career. Pay discrepancies between

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the potential of all staff earlier on. Pay rises for junior staff is crucial to keeping the staff around. The pay gap between level 1 and 3 is far too large.


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