L-1 Identity Solutions

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L-1 Identity Solutions Reviews

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L-1 Identity Solutions Chairman, President, and CEO Robert V. LaPenta
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  1.  

    Good place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at L-1 Identity Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people, Good work-life balance, personal growth

    Cons

    Very few young people
    Bad commute, no training, no direction

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Interesting tech industry, org structure less desirable

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Billerica, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Billerica, MA

    I worked at L-1 Identity Solutions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very interesting work with identity solutions, some cutting edge stuff

    Cons

    Parent organization keeps buying and combining companies, leading to some chaos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of those within while making the big-picture moves.

  3.  

    If you're not military, you're screwed

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    Former Employee - Image Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Image Analyst in Washington, DC

    I worked at L-1 Identity Solutions as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    They're great at making you feel welcome....at first.

    Cons

    When your bosses tell you that the federal customer would feel more comfortable with a man than a woman in the position, you know you're in trouble.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you know a client has a history of sexism towards woman, then don't work with that client!!!! Expand and be smart enough to know how to win other contracts. There's more to life than encouraging sexism just to make a dollar. You should be ashamed of yourself. Thank god you're no longer in business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Busy company with interesting project

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at L-1 Identity Solutions full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting projects, a lot of dedicated people. Generally a good focus on the customer. Flexible on working remotely.

    Cons

    Most of the customers are not nearby so travel was a constant part of the job. Company had a few too many projects at the same time so there was a constant vying for resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to refocus backing up the words with actions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Technology product manager

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    Former Employee - Technology Product Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Technology Product Manager in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at L-1 Identity Solutions full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cutting-edge technology, great, bright people, informal atmosphere

    Cons

    Questionable decision-decision making, execution is not always stellar

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent in accomplishing what was planned and decided.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    L-1 Identity Solutions was a great place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I worked at L-1 Identity Solutions full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent environment in working with many professionals. Management was dynamic and skills focused in change management, merger and acquisitions were a plus. Financial background was also and excellent skills set to have.

    Cons

    Could be stressful at times with long hours but if you were willing to work hard, it was an excellent environment.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not the best experience

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    Former Employee - Operator in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Operator in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at L-1 Identity Solutions full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Stability, opportunity to operate advancement machinery

    Cons

    Decisions take a long time to be made, depending on position, employee needs are met at different paces, hours are unpredictable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My main advice to management is to give more of an ear to your machine operators. Being that the company does not work with unions there are conditions that are taxing on those employees and requests to alleviate some aspects of that stresss were blatantly ignored by management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Company at War with Itself

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Enginiier in Billerica, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Enginiier in Billerica, MA

    I worked at L-1 Identity Solutions

    Pros

    L-1 -- currently known as MorphoTrust USA -- offers the opportunity to work on systems that support Departments of Motor Vehicles and drivers license creation. It can be rewarding to work on software that relates to thing that affect the every day lives of real people. I found the salary to be very competitive.

    Cons

    The company as it is presently constituted grew out of the rapid acquisition and consolidation of several companies that competed against each other. There are also many people who have been working there for a very long time. The result is that the company culture is competitive rather than cooperative with an unhealthy focus on how business has been conducted in the past.

    It is very difficult to get help from folks who work in other groups and there is little help to be found in upper-management. Most of the people who have the power to affect change seem to be most concerned about coasting, making few waves and being politically astute. This is a hindrance to actually getting things done, and projects are often late and frustrating to work on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company needs new blood like a hungry vampire, and the upper management needs to come around to the idea of funding engineering work through R&D budgets rather than project budgets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Selfish & bias middle level management

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Concord, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Concord, CA

    I have been working at L-1 Identity Solutions

    Pros

    1. Engineering team
    2. Awesome technology (biometrics)

    That's about it.

    Cons

    1. Middle level management are selfish, & bias. They only care about their bonuses.
    2. Shamelessly expect you to slog for long hours, come on weekends, etc., without even comp days off (and forget about extra pay)
    3. No career growth whatsoever, unless you are buddies with the managers, and play golf with them.
    4. Employees are not valued in this company.
    5. On the flip side, some became managers with just 2 years' career experience and with absolutely no talent.
    6. And now after Safran acquired, nothing changed locally (in concord), but layoffs began. Do not join this company, it is a sinking ship. One by one, people are leaving.
    7. Too many politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To the top level management:

    This division has awesome team, the management at concord don't know how to use them, nor do they know how to treat their employees. And hey became managers only from the back doors. SACK THEM. Especially the Indian folks, get rid of them if you have any plans to keep the company alive. Brilliant engineers are leaving because of their politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dysfunctional Organization, weak requirements documentation process, poor delivery performance.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Billerica, MA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Billerica, MA

    I have been working at L-1 Identity Solutions

    Pros

    Dysfunctional Organization provides excellent opportunity for growth and gaining experience, i.e. to be successful you will need to get your hands into every aspect of the organization.

    Cons

    Same dysfunctional organizational and specifically lack of standard processes and quality of performance across groups greats a steep learning curve required to be successful. Also creates an environment of high stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone in the organization knows what the weak links are from both a process(Requirements Definition/Business Analysis & Product/Solution Management) and group stand point, focus on fixing these things will go far to improve overall product quality and morale. Providing an environment where individuals feel like they are succeeding is key to becoming a successful company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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