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Lockheed Martin Corporation

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Defense - Aerospace
10,000 - 25,000 employees  |  
Overview
Lockheed Martin Corporation was formed in March 1995 with the merger of two of the world's premier technology companies, Lockheed Corporation and Martin Marietta Corporation. In 1996, Lockheed Martin completed its strategic combination with the defense electronics and systems integration businesses of Loral.

Lockheed Martin traces its roots back to the early days of flight. In 1909 aviation pioneer Glenn L. Martin organized a company around a modest airplane construction business and built it into a major airframe supplier to U.S. military and commercial customers. Martin Marietta was established in 1961 when the Glenn L. Martin Company merged with American-Marietta Corp., a leading supplier of building and road construction materials. In 1913, Allan and Malcolm Loughhead (name later changed to Lockheed) flew the first Lockheed plane over San Francisco Bay. The modern Lockheed Corporation was formed in 1932 after the fledgling airplane company was reorganized.

The former Loral Corporation was founded in 1948 in New York City by William Lorenz and Leon Alpert as a small defense electronics firm that over the years grew into a multi-billion dollar firm. In sum, the new Lockheed Martin Corporation comprises all or portions of 17 heritage companies.
Culture
We believe that it takes people with different backgrounds and views to fully round out a team. Diversity of culture, styles, education, experience, and geography all add value to our teams and their decisions, and make a positive impact on our business. We recognize the need for work/life balance and flexibility. Many of our locations offer flexible work schedules and dress practices tailored to the individual needs of their specific work and customers. We are also committed to listening to new ideas. Our work environment supports empowerment and technical creativity. Learn more about Lockheed Martin's technical excellence. Other ways in which we are accommodating employee needs are the availability of professional and personal development programs and a flexible benefits package. Employees can tailor their benefits options as they see fit. Lockheed Martin aims to "set the standard" for ethical business conduct. We achieve this through honesty, integrity, respect, trust, responsibility, and citizenship.
Vision
Lockheed Martin's vision is to be the world's best systems integrator in aerospace, defense and technology services; to be the company our nation and its allies trust most to integrate their largest, most complex, most important advanced technology systems. Our goal is to provide the best value to our customers, growth opportunities to our employees, and superior returns to our stockholders.
People
At Lockheed Martin, you can effect change in technologies that span the world and that will change the way we live and interact. Lockheed Martin's history includes accomplishments that have changed the world and those accomplishments have been due to the innovative, dedicated contributions of our employees.

From the moment you first looked at the stars, first saw a plane take off, first looked at a circuit card, first saw a piece of software make a computer perform, you have wanted to create what has never been. At Lockheed Martin, you can make that vision reality. It has been the ability of our employees to "dream things that have never been" that has driven our achievements.

Lockheed Martin's technological innovations have defined the world from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space and our opportunities span the world of technology from information technology to aeronautics, space, energy and systems integration.

If you are looking for a career that offers challenging, diverse opportunities and the possibility of creating the scientific and technological breakthroughs of the 21st Century, then explore the possibilities. At Lockheed Martin, you can create the future.
Products
Lockheed Martin is a customer focused, global enterprise principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products, and services for government and commercial customers. Lockheed Martin operates in the same context as its customers and is deeply involved in solving the problems and meeting the demands and expectations of its customers. Moreover, it leads the way in showing customers new systems-based possibilities and opportunities.

The Corporation's core business areas are systems integration, aeronautics, space, and technology services.