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Leidos Reviews

Updated 20 October 2017
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  • Disorganization and continuous chaos with the split from SAIC and recent acquisition of Lockheed Martin's IS&G organization (in 19 reviews)

  • You have a chance to be stuck with a good team or bad team since company culture is not defined by upper management (in 38 reviews)

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  1. "LEIDOS Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free coffee
    OK Pay
    Great Engineers

    Cons

    Need to win more business in the UK

    Advice to Management

    Keep your employees in the loop about what is happening in the UK with regards to the future of the business.


  2. "Completely disorganised and archaic - really ask questions at interview"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Coventry, England
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Coventry, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Leidos full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is ok, but not top end.
    Most of the people I've met are nice, and well intentioned.

    Cons

    On-boarding process is atrocious - no induction process, left to fend for yourself in what is a chaotic organisation.
    Still trying to sort out the merger between Amor & Lockheed Martin (2014 ?) and then the impact of the recent Leidos takeover - no ability to manage its own organisational change. People in 'north' still have capabilities/infrastructure from Amor, people in 'south' have Lockheed Martin - it's a mess.
    IT Infrastructure is appalling - kit delivered late, often doesn't work, often breaks due to mistakes - hard to do your job using it.
    I know they work with governments (who aren't dynamic) but Leidos UK is still in the 1980's itself with archaic/bureaucratic processes, and people who just can't think outside the box (just follow process).
    Currently trying to triple in size, but going after work that they a) don't have resources for, b) don't have skills to take on, and c) are having to sub-contract almost all of it.
    Huge emphasis on working hard, but NOT smart. Many people doing really silly hours regularly (15hr days, working all weekend) just because they a) don't have resources, b) don't have skills and c) are poor at managing teams effectively.
    They may say you can work from anywhere, but project teams I saw needed a lot of on-site attendence due to poor management - so could find yourself travelling/living away alot.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together and sort out all of the legacy (Amor/Lockheed) rubbish, and convert fully into Leidos.
    Recruit people who can bring in experience from the 'real' world so they can help move the company forward - this includes replacing management coz you are part of the problem.
    Take on bigger pieces of work to grow business but be realistic on what you can achieve with what you currently have available.


  3. "Nice people, but the management structure is unfathomable"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My engineering colleagues are all great to work with

    Cons

    The actual work is tedious, poorly organised, and comes in fits and bursts.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Worked for serveral years.. went worse with each year."

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    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Leidos full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Teams and colleagues are great but in danger of drifting into apathy.

    Cons

    Each account run like a separate business. No processes. No tooling. No planning. No investment. Senior managers are a joke.. dont know how to win new business.. morale is caustic.

    Advice to Management

    Resign.. take your pensions.. fresh blood needed


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Employed at Amor Group acquired by Lockheed and then Leidos, it always went downhill."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coventry, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coventry, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Leidos full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you're in the right team, you will possibly grow with a great team but, the company is very segregated.

    Cons

    Promotions are entirely based on who you know than on merit. Constantly pushed for >100% utilisation and no support. Other teams push crap over the fence.

    Advice to Management

    Just stop what you are doing, stop the stupid shenanigans. Listen to your employees and actually take action otherwise you will lose even more stagg.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Management lack interest in employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Leidos full-time

    Pros

    Some good people to work with

    Cons

    Management are not interested in you; lack of career progression

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees


  8. "Leidos"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Manager in Milton Keynes, England
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Manager in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big company benefits such as pension and healthcare.

    Cons

    Big company drawbacks such as diluted company direction.

    Advice to Management

    Better organisation and management would improve matters.


  9. "senior developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Leidos full-time

    Pros

    good work environment, good pay, good work

    Cons

    none, nothing that i can think off


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Staff are not valued"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Leidos full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Office is in a trendy part of west Glasgow

    Cons

    Don't believe in training, poor equipment, frequent restructuring, not winning enough work, senior management are clueless, utilisation target is 95%, lots of people leaving. Feels like the company is dying.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your staff while they're still here


  11. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good reputation. Even better employees who want to deliver great products to great customers. Customer focus is key.
    Open minded culture with employees that challenge each other to be better
    Building innovative solutions that work is satisfying

    Cons

    Must figure some things out for yourself (HR mostly, not necessarily a bad thing)
    Benefits (PTO & 401K) are eroding slowly and may not match industry standard
    No more Christmas Parties (Seriously, why?)

    Advice to Management

    It's the simple things that motivate employees. Keep it simple as you grow larger, and bring back Christmas.


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