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Lockheed Martin Reviews

Updated 20 February 2018
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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Worst bullying ever"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. 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


  3. "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


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  6. "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).


  7. "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


  8. Helpful (1)

    "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


  9. 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


  10. 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


  11. "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


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