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Leidos Reviews

Updated 24 June 2018
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  1. "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


  2. "Strategy"

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    Current Employee - Business Development in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Business Development in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, reasonable pay, nice office locations

    Cons

    Strategy after strategy after strategy - and nothing happens

    People are restless and leaving

    no proper structure, guidence or direction

    Advice to Management

    stop and think, a strategy is only as good as what is delivered.... deliver it

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Working at Leidos"

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    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Coventry, England
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Coventry, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Management can be a bit of a shambles. Very reactive. Do not seem to have a vision of any way forward.

    Advice to Management

    Keep calm and try to have a direction during adversity.


  4. "Senior Developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Leidos full-time

    Pros

    Felxible, relaxed working environment, good beneifts

    Cons

    Low pay, less opportunities for career progress


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Progressively bad times following spin off from Lockheed to Leidos."

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

    I worked at Leidos full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you want an unchallenged quiet life step this way.
    There are a few remaining talented/decent people.

    Cons

    Management have no idea what the workers at the coal face are doing. Upper management have their heads buried in the sand whilst attending strategy meetings (that resort to nothing) and clinging on to their cushy roles whilst it all falls apart beneath them. There's very little technical management and upper tech managers are embarrassingly out of touch with current tech/dev stack.

    Advice to Management

    Take accountability for things falling apart, get your heads out of the sand and address it. You had a very talented team that delivered and were prepared to see more successes but they weren't supported. Try and put things right for those who are left and cast the hot air Powerpoint presentations to the side as there's more pressing matters to attend to.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible Graduate Scheme"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Developer in Leeds, England
    Former Employee - Graduate Developer in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leidos full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working
    Central location
    Graduate salary is reasonable

    Cons

    There is no plan to onboard and develop graduates, you are very much hired and told to find a spare seat and left to fend for yourself. There is no new starter on boarding across the board in the Leeds office, however there is no appetite to develop and nurture young people.

    There is very little documentation, key people retain knowledge in their heads and aren't forthcoming with information which makes it very difficult to get to grips with the things you are tasked with. If you ask for work to do you are usually given admin or documentation tasks which is very difficult for a new starter who doesn't fully understand the systems.

    Flexible working is a nice pro to the job, however it can be conducive to learning as there is very rarely more than a handful of people on the office and a lack of technical leaders and mentors to support the more junior staff.

    The graduate scheme is supposed to be two years on length, however there is absolutely no plan for graduates to follow or career path steer, leaving graduates frustrated and disillusioned. Graduates are often put on the bench when there is no work and are often the last to be considered for any new work that comes in. Graduates are encouraged to self learn when there is a lack of work which becomes frustrating when you want hands on experience.

    There is also a lot of office politics in the Leeds office and if your face doesn't fit, certain people will give you a hard time and put all the horrible, difficult to complete tasks your way and sit back and watch you fail, without providing help, then complain to senior management that you aren't capable or are underperforming. This makes for a very uncomfortable working environment.

    Advice to Management

    Urgently review the current graduate programme, graduates are treated with contempt and left to fend for themselves and feed on scraps without any training and development plan. There are serious errors being made which will damage the companies good reputation. Look to correct the errors and repair the damage before committing to hire any more graduates. Also urgently address the politics and negative behaviours in the Leeds office which are causing people to leave in their droves.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of identity"

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

    I have been working at Leidos full-time

    Pros

    The people are great, helpful and knowledgable

    Cons

    An apparent lack of UK identity, and politics.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on resolving the identity and processes

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Could be so much better"

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

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

    Pros

    Good mix of opportunities from a project perspective. A very wide ranging portfolio which may actually be to the companies detriment in the UK.

    Cons

    No real software products owned in the UK, more of a consultancy/services supplier making it difficult to really promote the fully Agile experience.

    Advice to Management

    Work hard to maintain a foothold in the UK, encouraging flexible working and looking after employees better when working off site for clients.


  9. "Good team and people but could improve on the office"

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    Former Employee - Software Tester in Bristol, England
    Former Employee - Software Tester in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leidos (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Plesant working environment thanks to some nice people

    Cons

    Lack of parking spaces and difficult commute


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Politics, infighting, inept senior managers avoid this company"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bristol, England
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Leidos full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was reasonable market rate but not exceptional

    Cons

    Directors have battles between each other at the expense of their staff. Lack of structure and standards, no desire to put in standards. No desire to listen to those who understand and need the proper processes. There are a lot of gaps, if MOD found out then repercussions would be very serious to Leidos.

    Hire and fire mentality with very high staff turn over, many unhappy people there who can do a good job if they were allowed to.

    Advice to Management

    Stop fighting each other and listen to your staff who know how to do their jobs, stop interfering in areas that you know nothing about.


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