Leidos

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Leidos Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
260 Reviews
2.9
260 Reviews
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Leidos Chief Executive Officer Roger A. Krone
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible time schedule, research related project environments great for work life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • The company has good benefits and offers a great 401K plan (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Company split from SAIC after the City Time Corruption scandal when SAIC agreed to pay a record (in 11 reviews)

  • Upper management should be far more proactive in getting involved with their employees (in 15 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Leidos in New Orleans

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Site Support Specialist in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Senior Site Support Specialist in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Leidos full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I worked for Leidos / SAIC for 14 years until a contract loss forced me to change employers. The Leidos management in New Orleans stood with and behind us and I was proud to work with and for them.

    Cons

    The corporate decisions coming out of the home office in McClean were aweful for a number of years (company split / no longer paying for unused vacation time when unable to take it / health care still expensive but now has very large deductibles) but those responsible for them have now been replaced.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great experience at Leidos

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Wahiawä, HI
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Wahiawä, HI

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    No micro management
    Good salaries

    Cons

    If you work remotely don't expect to receive a lot of direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Good company, good benefits.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Control Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Project Control Analyst in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Leidos

    Pros

    Work-life balance is good, leave accruals are good, benefits comparable to competitors.

    Cons

    Personal growth is limited. Can be challenging with people you work with. Most are co-operative; however, some can be tough to reach out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Career growth, more motivation for employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Average Government Contractor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in Vienna, VA

    I worked at Leidos full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    * Good people
    * OK benefits
    * Decent career paths (expect more 40 hours per week)
    * Direct work is interesting

    Cons

    * Management - "Good Old Boy" network, historically
    * Re-Org & Cut to profitability - the re-orgs typically fail to meet objectives & cut indirects & benefits to lower rate (happening across the industry)
    * Lack of leadership - ie, Good Old Boy network typically wins
    * The old SAIC adage, "Saturdays Are Included, Chump" prevails if you truly want to get ahead - prepare to work the hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break the chain and execute the strategy; increase collaboration and remove the "rice bowls"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Take a chance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Support in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Management Support in Rockville, MD

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

    Pros

    I love my manager and senior leadership in my reporting chain. When they talk about work-life balance they mean it - they encourage time away from work and disconnecting when away. I have taken on additional responsibilities over the years and have been compensated for it.

    Cons

    There has been a lot of restructuring in the last couple years so it's hard to know who's on first, where you fit into the organization. Medical benefits aren't as "rich" as they use to be, but they are definitely still much cheaper and way better than what you can buy on the exchange/obamacare. Vacation time granted each year is generous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit changing things so often

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It has been a rough stretch, but things are starting to look up

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Scientist
    Current Employee - Research Scientist

    I have been working at Leidos full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Leidos, formally part of SAIC, used to be a great company to work for....then the founder retired...we have floundered for the past 9-10 years...but in the last year or so, things started to improve. I hope it keeps up.

    Flexible: can do what you want, provided you can find a customer; interesting work; really smart coworkers. Decent compensation. Very good disability. The line management are human.

    Cons

    There is no bench -- if you don't have coverage, you are laid off. Industry wide contracting problems also follow Leidos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on what works: organic growth of small projects growing to larger projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Software Engineering Internship Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern

    I worked at Leidos as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I was given a lot of freedom in my work and an actual project to run for the summer. It was perfect because I had to learn how everyone in the office would be using the software and design accordingly while it was completely internal so there wasn't a lot of pressure. Compensation was also a plus, I saved up a nice chunk of money for the coming school year even while eating out everyday.

    Cons

    The training system was a little archaic but that didn't affect me beyond the first couple days. There were some stricter rules because it was a defense type job but I got used to them quickly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing People, Just Okay Business

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Specialist in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Software Specialist in El Segundo, CA

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

    Pros

    - Best boss I will probably ever have, hands down, no question
    - That best boss statement goes up higher, his boss and his boss' boss knew me by name and were also extremely smart, good people who had an interest in my success
    - Lots of freedom to dictate work in jobs that interest you
    - Large company with a small company feel in all the best ways
    - Teammates were great; culture was strong even working with many sub-contractors
    - Rewarded success monetarily, but usually only if asked/pushed

    Cons

    - Business is slow, same project can last quite a while
    - No real business development efforts in Southern California
    - Really don't see growth, although the new CEO seems to have his head on straight
    - Smart people, but not across-the-board brilliant, those ones get poached quickly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Spread your wings and really attack new areas of business. When a process is wrong, inefficient, or doesn't drive success...focus on changing it!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Leidos

    Pros

    Great capability in big data, engineering. Unique position in the market to bring special skills to clients.

    Cons

    Dispersed employee base requires an effort to unite the teams and establish the culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue investment in the engineering areas especially around smart grid and the benefits to the industry.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, leadership needs improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Leidos

    Pros

    The people are great. Very friendly and always willing to help
    Compensation was fair

    Cons

    Too many competing interests
    Did not focus or resource strategic initiatives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve accountability
    Improve focus
    Align organization for the future

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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