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Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
51 Reviews

3.6
51 Reviews
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LMI President, CEO, and Trustee Nelson M. Ford
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A great company, with some cause for worry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    LMI's strength is its terrific, collaborative, customer-focused culture. People are attracted to the not-for-profit ethic, the exceptional loyalty and conviviality of the workforce, and the incredible trust that LMIers at all levels place in each other. "LMIer" really means something at LMI -- we think and operate like a big family, and everyone's got your back at all times. We are 110% committed to our customers, but we're not careerists, opportunists, or back-stabbers. Our customers trust us and recognize that public service is the core of our culture.

    Cons

    Recent changes -- perhaps related to the recession, perhaps driven by the federal government's budget pressures, but more likely driven by corporate leadership -- have created an inappropriate emphasis on cutting rates, reducing benefits, and "young-ifying" the workforce. The LMI of 2014 is not the LMI of ten or even five years ago. Change, of course, is the only constant in any organization, but at LMI it's starting to feel like it's change for the sake of change rather than continuous improvement and organizational excellence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to what made us a great company in the first place: reliable, steady excellence and a focus on the customer as something more than a source of revenue. Pursue sustainable growth, and never forget your roots and your culture. At the same time, recognize that a changing, noticeably younger workforce needs different incentives, career paths, and motivators. Most of all, don't add unnecessary turbulence to what is already a challenging, changing work environment.

    Neutral Outlook
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    Current Employee - Ggg  in  Rich, MS
    Current Employee - Ggg in Rich, MS

    Pros

    it was cool and very rewarding

    Cons

    it was cool and very rewarding and i have no cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    LMI

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -Great place to work, co-workers are great
    -Great work-life balance, telework and office hours that do not normally go over 40 a week
    -Great benefits package

    Cons

    -Pays a bit less than average
    -Gov. work can get very boring, work load comes and goes
    -Off-site a lot so you do not get to meet other LMIers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Chasing the Booz Allen business model

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA

    Pros

    Good people (despite a poor CEO), a good work life balance, and once competitive salaries that reflected the quality of experience and education.

    Cons

    CEO has instituted changes since arriving in 2009 that look good on the short time, but will make recruiting and retention of experienced staff increasingly difficult. If LMI follows that BAH model, we will lose business to our much larger competitor. But this will occur over the next 5 years, and by that time the CEO will bank his bonus checks and retire. The Board needs to wake up to the damage he is inflicting!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drop the effort to mimic Booz Allen, recognize the true talent in the senior staff, and drop the age discrimination!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Going down-hill without any breaks

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Consultant in McLean, VA

    Pros

    LMI used to be one of the best companies to work for. Top of the line benefits made up for average salaries. Wonderful corporate culture filled with top talented individuals. This was only 5 years ago. Work-Life balance is wonderful - for now.

    Cons

    Thanks to the new CEO, this company is in a nose dive. His aggressive cost cutting approach has reduced the benefits greatly and it will not stop. His for-profit attitude clashes with the non-profit culture of LMI . In return, the top talented individuals are slowly abandoning the sinking ship. This company is very top heavy combined with below average salary levels for junior folks. No professional development in place, at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you take away the incentives that made you who you are, be prepared to deal with consequences.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great initial experience, but recent changes by CEO are hurting !

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Consultant in McLean, VA

    Pros

    Good culture based on shared government or military experience. Retirement plan, including company contribution, is excellent. Salary is average.

    Cons

    CEO is on a cost cutting ccampaign that will look good on the bottom line in the short term, but will create a significant recruiting and retention problems. This is not the LMI of 10 years ago. Unfortunately I anticipate significant problems in the future (but after the CEO takes his bonus to the bank and retires)!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice for the Board - take what the CEO says with a grain of salt. He is very good at self promotion, but his actions would make for a good Harvard Business School case study. They look good on the surface, and in the short run, but may put the future of LMI at risk. I do not expect to be here in 5 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Leadership of a once good company making poor strategic decisions

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Fellow  in  McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in McLean, VA

    Pros

    Good people, good mission, and good history. Past 4 years have been the best in history (yet leadership is cutting pay and benefits)

    Cons

    Pay cuts. Benefit cuts. Staff being relocated from private offices to cubicles. Older staff told they do not have a future at LMI. But big bonuses for management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cost cutting actions may look good in the short run, but you are destroying LMI. Where do you think the strength of LMI lies? Moisturiser, experienced staff in 2nd careers after serving in government or military.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great people important mission changing corporate culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    LMI's staff at all levels are engaged and truly believe that the work they do advances the functioning of the government. Most everyone is 'professional' in their approach to their work, their responsibilities to coworkers and to clients. The benefits are a little better than "OK" and the work-life balance at least gets some consideration, though not as much as some claim depending on for whom you work. Employer supported activities occur regularly to encourage a positive collegial climate. Many changes soon as company relocates and the structure of the work environment changes dramatically.

    Cons

    "brain drain" likely as the organization moves from personal offices to an "open office" floor plan and more established/senior employees determine they are unwilling to accept the change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    COMMUNICATE. Staff is constantly complaining that only the management team seems to know what is happening in/at/to the company at any given time. Management makes it worse by promising to communicate but messages are so controlled that when providing what information they do it often happens ineffectively, inefficiently, unconstructively and/or in an untimely manner.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

    Pros

    Good technical support and lots of freedom and independence to do the work my way, i.e. not a ton of supervision even for junior level employees. Also the work week is pretty normal unlike other consulting firms. Co-workers are extremely talented and fun to work with. The work environment here is first class.

    Cons

    Corporate structure is really flat. If your looking to advance this probably isn't the place for you. Also the pay is good but not great -- you probably could make more elsewhere but that would also come with longer hours. Pay raises in recent years have been small. The upper level management team seems to be too focused on growth and cost cutting. They don't seem to have much of an understanding of the corporate culture that has been in place for decades as they constantly try to change it for the worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more time to truly understand LMI's corporate culture. Also, give employees more of a chance to tell you what they think -- that hasn't been done effectively for a few years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good experience, with very helpful management support.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA

    Pros

    Good solid work with the Federal government, although the work is drying up because of the Obama Administration lack of focus on the economy and jobs.

    Cons

    Very competitive and a lack of business development support when your at a client site.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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