Working at LMI | Glassdoor

LMI Overview

Tysons, VA
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Working at LMI

LMI is a consulting firm dedicated to improving the management of government. The company is a not-for-profit organization that provides strategic consulting services to civil, defense, and homeland security agencies of the US government. The organization was founded in ... Read more

Mission: LMI is a consulting firm dedicated to improving the management of government. With more than 1,000 consultants, we design and implement solutions to some of the toughest problems facing government managers in logistics, information technology , and resource allocation. For ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Karen Britton, LMI’s vice president of digital services, grew up in an America reshaped by the civil rights era. She benefited from educational and professional opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) that years earlier would not have existed for her. Britton’s journey to the White House, working on behalf of the nation’s first African American president, is a testament to the future made possible by the civil rights movement. For Britton, celebrating Black History Month helps all Americans remember that greater equality and access to opportunity did not come easily—and we must stay vigilant to continue expanding those opportunities.

    LMI's Britton, a Champion for Diversity in Engineering, Keeps Memory of the Civil Rights Era Alive

    Karen Britton, LMI's vice president of digital services, grew up in an America reshaped by the civil rights era. She benefited from educational and professional opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) that years earlier would not have existed for her.

  • We are proud to announce LMI's acquisition of The Tauri Group. This acquisition is a natural extension of LMI's 57 year-long history of serving the federal government and military. Tauri employees are respected national experts in their domains who bring real-world operational experience to their customers’ mission. Combining our companies will help us more effectively innovative to solve our clients' toughest challenges.

    LMI Acquires The Tauri Group, Expands National Security Operations

    LMI today announced its acquisition of The Tauri Group, a government contracting firm confronting national and homeland security challenges. Terms of the purchase are not being disclosed. The acquisition expands LMI's service offerings within the national defense and homeland security communities while continuing its focus on delivering innovative, mission-critical services to the federal government.

See AllSee All

LMI – Why Work For Us?

Come to work, stay to grow.

People come to LMI because they want their work to have meaning and their contributions to have value.

In an industry full of consulting firms, LMI stands apart. Our people and our clients are what matter the most, and our expectation is that each one of our employees plays an active and immediate role in solving our clients’ toughest problems. We hire the bright minds and collaborative spirits needed to get things done, and we support them once they join LMI.

We value openness and inclusion. You’ll see broad diversity of ethnicity, gender, age, and beliefs at all levels of our organization. Our staff is a mix of experienced hires from the private sector, military veterans and spouses, retired federal civilian employees, and recent college graduates.

Our commitment to our clients lies in the ideas and solutions coming from the innovative minds of our people. That value is what has enabled LMI to grow steadily over the past 56 years into the successful and stable organization we are today.

We protect and grow the investments we have made in each hiring decision by offering competitive pay, generous benefits, continuing education opportunities, flexible schedules, performance rewards programs, and a range of rich work-life programs and affinity groups.

Year after year, LMI wins recognition for being a great place to work:

Not surprisingly, over a quarter of our personnel have been with LMI for 10 years or longer, and we have a staff with an average of 7 years. And within the last year, approximately one half of our new hires come through employee referrals—a testament to the enthusiasm our employees feel for LMI.

LMI is a place where you’ll be welcomed, respected and valued.

Ask anyone who works at LMI what the corporate culture is like and you will invariably hear the same things: collegial, teamwork-oriented, supportive and stimulating; a place you want to stay.

As a not-for-profit business, LMI takes pride in always working in the clients' best interest. We strive to work only on programs of demonstrable value to the public sector, with the result that our work is both challenging and rewarding. LMI employees build strong bonds by working together in pursuit of a shared, and worthy, goal—improving the management of government.

LMI nurtures our employees, both personally and professionally. We provide a broad array of technical, management, individual skills workshops, seminars, conferences, and classes to help our employees reach their full potential. We also offer employees 5.5 service hours each year to volunteer at an organization of their choice and give back to the community. 

Not only does LMI offer competitive compensation, great benefits and flexibility in schedules, but the opportunity to make a difference by doing work you love to do. We make it possible to learn from the recognized experts in their field—by working side by side with them—and to go home at the end of every day knowing your contributions have added value that goes beyond the profit motives of a typical consultancy.

You have a consultancy unlike any other.

LMI employees don’t just come here to work; they come to develop professionally and build careers. That’s because LMI has a philosophy of respect for our employees as individuals that is reflected in every aspect of our organization. Our many work-life programs, highly competitive benefits, and our not-for-profit government service mission all set us apart. We are proud to say we are different and make a difference every day.

Take a Look at All We Have to Offer 

Meet someone from LMI and you’ll meet not just an employee, but also an enthusiastic proponent. What makes our people so passionate about working at LMI?

  • A collaborative and support work culture
  • Second-to-none workforce
  • A not-for-profit mission
  • Great benefits
  • Personal and professional development opportunities.

Click below to find out more about choosing a career at LMI.

Our benefits stand up to the test.

LMI offers a comprehensive and industry-competitive benefits package to eligible employees who work 20 or more hours per week.

Health Insurance

We offer comprehensive medical insurance and dental and vision benefits from nationally recognized carriers to eligible employees and their dependents.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Eligible employees may use Flexible Spending Accounts to pay for eligible healthcare and dependent care expenses on a pre-tax basis. Health Savings Accounts are also available for employees who are eligible and select the specified plan.


One of the best in the industry with a generous company match, eligible employees can begin contributing to their retirement immediately. 

Annual Leave, Sick Leave, and Holidays

We have a discretionary time off policy for salaried employees. We trust our employees to get their work done and we’re serious about work-life balance. Take the time you need to stay healthy and happy!   

Tuition Assistance and Professional Development

We encourage employees to heighten their potential with continuing education. We offer a generous tuition reimbursement program to eligible employees that includes up to $15k in reimbursement for professional education and memberships, exams, and external training. We also offer an array of onsite and online customized courses to all employees, including a program uniquely designed for early career professionals.

LMI Serves  

Corporate citizenship is deeply embedded into the culture of LMI and has been for decades. We are purpose-driven and mission-focused and that permeates our social and charitable priorities. At LMI, we are committed to building the military community workforce of the future through education, training, and mentorship initiatives. 

Apply your skills in a whole new context.

Since 1993, LMI has been a Department of Defense Training with Industry partner. This program gives military personnel and civilians in federal, state, and local governments the opportunity to gain valuable, practical experience working in a commercial industry. Once accepted into the program, candidates are designated Resident Research Fellows and are considered full-time members of our project teams for up to 12 months. By participating in this program, Resident Research Fellows

  • increase their knowledge of logistics and acquisition,
  • sharpen their analytical skills,
  • experience federal government processes from a management-consulting organization’s perspective,
  • and gain a working knowledge of the private sector.

As members of our project teams, Resident Research Fellows take part in the complete study process, from developing proposals to briefing clients on results and preparing final reports. We also provide them many of the same professional development opportunities offered to full-time employees. These include skills development workshops, computer training courses, professional seminars and conferences, and visiting speaker events. In addition, we offer special training classes and programs to meet their individual needs.

The program is open to all U.S. military personnel and civilian members of federal, state, and local governments. Government agencies may nominate promising military officers and civilian employees to participate in the program. LMI may enter into such an agreement with any government agency wishing to participate; the terms range from 6 months to 5 years. The parent agency usually continues to reimburse the participant for salaries and benefits, and LMI funds administrative costs and selected non-task-related travel and per diem expenses. Task-related travel and per diem costs are normally charged to specific tasks. Final participants in the program are selected from nominations made to the President of LMI.

LMI Reviews

Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
LMI President and CEO David Zolet
David Zolet
27 Ratings
  • Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work and Soar"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tysons, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tysons, VA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LMI full-time (More than a year)


    The leadership team is engaged and authentic, willing to listen to feedback and take action. Employees are empowered on the front lines to make decisions -- it doesn't all rest at the top. You can make your career what you want at LMI.


    A lot of change going on but necessary change.

    Advice to Management

    Continue what you are doing. We are starting to see results and it is working.

See All 188 Reviews

LMI Photos

LMI photo of: Acting Army Secretary Patrick Murphy visits with LMI at the Association of the US Army Global Force Symposium, 03/16
LMI photo of: Happy 2nd Birthday to LMI Alliance
LMI photo of: US Marine Corps 243rd Birthday Celebration
LMI photo of: US Marine Corps 243rd Birthday Celebration
LMI photo of: US Marine Corps 243rd Birthday Celebration
LMI photo of: US Marine Corps 243rd Birthday Celebration
See All PhotosSee All

LMI Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview




  1. Featured Interview


    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at LMI.


    The interview process consisted of two calls. One call directly with the hiring manager, then one call with the supervisor, hiring manager and the service line director. Total time to get through the process was about 1 month, not including the security screening.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about several examples of when you had to brief a client or senior decision maker within your company.   1 Answer
See All 37 Interviews

LMI Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work, Washington Business Journal, 2013
  • Best for Vets Employers, Military Times, 2014
  • Best for Vets Employers, Military Times, 2015
  • Best for Vets Employers, Military Times, 2016
  • Best for Vets Employers, Military Times, 2017
See More

Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Work at LMI? Share Your Experiences

  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
Click to Rate