Leidos

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

I have been working at Leidos full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Leidos is a big company so the experience will vary, but what I have experienced (even when it was SAIC) is that Leidos (on the government side) could be like a collection of small companies. If you are able to foster a good relationship with your customer and gain respect and a good reputation with your customer and domain, you may have the opportunity to grow more business on your own with corporate backing.

Cons

Corporate perks such as the holiday/winter party, summer party, bonuses, .etc. have been cut due to cost cutting.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Hunting License

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Scientist
    Current Employee - Scientist

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

    Pros

    While Leidos is a big company it feels like a small company. Local units have a lot of autonomy (although this is changing). When work needs to be done, no one cares about job titles or seniority. This means plenty of opportunities to interact with higher-level management inside the company and with customers. If you find an opportunity and sell management on it then you own it, both in capture and execution.

    Cons

    P&L centers are close to the little guy, so being in a healthy unit is much more important than the company's overall performance. Margins are thin so if you have no billable hours you have no job. You have to kill to eat, so either bring that entrepreneurism or stick yourself to someone who is trying to build something.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a decision. Become a big boy defense contractor with safety nets and R&D budgets or follow the old cutthroat SAIC model. Taking away individual initiative without building some security means you will lose your best people. To match the big guys you need to improve the top line which means investment. There is nothing more in the margins to trim.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Government rules - Criminals get a more fair trial

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    Current Employee - Trainers in Dunn Loring, VA
    Current Employee - Trainers in Dunn Loring, VA

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

    Pros

    Pay but it was deserved considering credentials. Was able to perform at highest level on this contract but that didn't matter. Still got screwed.

    Cons

    There is little to no protection for contractor/employee no matter what the company says. You can be the most productive/liked contractor and still get screwed. Never hear both sides of the story and hang onto less competent personnel (pay is less for them).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a spine.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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