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Leidos Reviews

Updated 19 September 2018
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Pros
  • "Very good work-life balance with plenty of opportunity to grow" (in 66 reviews)

  • "Leidos offers a lot of job opportunities within the company and has a good benefits package" (in 59 reviews)

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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. "IT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Leidos full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are what makes this company fun to work with, highly intelligent minds who are some of the best in the business.

    Cons

    Business has no direction and can't win an bids in London.

    Advice to Management

    Value your staff, this is a engineering company and the base should consist of engineers not tons of managers.

  3. "US centric and frustration"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Leidos full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent salary, decent benefits, country wide employment options

    Cons

    limited career prospects, too much upper management

    Advice to Management

    management is poor, little or no information given to staff, promises made and broken at will


  4. "Leidos review"

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Lead in London, England
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Lead in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for with supportive colleagues and a good collaborative atmosphere

    Cons

    Lack of information at times

    Advice to Management

    Communications focus and checking understanding


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Disorganised and who driven"

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

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

    Pros

    Got some specific career experience and met some fine people through partnership organisations

    Cons

    The management were flumuxed from the start, remained unorganised and established a back stabbing culture where certain egos could flourish to the detriment of deliver

    Advice to Management

    Listen to those at ground level who are doing the actual delivery and dont just have their skill sets in your trophy cabinet - use them!


  6. "Technical Graduate Scheme"

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    Former Employee - Technical Graduate in Leeds, England
    Former Employee - Technical Graduate in Leeds, England
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -37.5 hour week
    -Good pension
    -Good city centre location
    -Good induction to the company with training in Glasgow for one month
    -Management is on top of things
    -Online training time available in between projects
    -Security videos and online induction material
    -Salary 1st year in Leeds is above market rate

    Cons

    Every company has some cons.
    -Cinema benefit was removed
    - No team building holidays
    -Glasgow and the rest of the UK need to be synced in terms of resourcing and employee interests.
    -No one turns up to your leaving drinks
    -Team integration and company culture are still being developed. It's got quite far to go before anyone can list it as a 'Pro'.
    -IT equipment is good but laptop hardware could be better.
    -PM graduates earn more than software developer graduates, technical staff are the backbone and they are paid inferior to non-technical.

    Advice to Management

    My major qualm in regards to Leidos was the strategic hiring of myself when there was no work waiting for me when I got back from Glasgow. I needed a challenge in to order to find the job mentally stimulating.

    I hope that Leidos would be open and honest with prospect graduates. If you do not do that much front-end, say that openly. Do not advertise for 'Technical Graduate' positions that include web development when such a thing does not happen in a particular office. Correctly place graduates in the office that has the work to match the graduates' interest. For example, I was relocating from the south, I could have relocated to Glasgow where such a position exists for me.

    The graduate scheme for PM's has been well thought through with rotations throughout the various offices to get a flavour for the different types of work Leidos do. Such an option should be available for technical graduates as well. I would have loved to be given the opportunity to work in Bristol, Coventry and London.


  7. Helpful (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

  8. 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.


  9. "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


  10. 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.


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