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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

  • LMI is proud to have invested nearly $1,000,000 in training, development, and tuition assistance for our staff in 2017. // #careerdevelopment #investinthebest #CharacterLeadsCulture #whyLMI

    Character Leads Culture | LMI 2017 Annual Report

    2017 was a year of evolution for LMI. We celebrated milestones, welcomed new employees, and met new customer challenges.

  • Balancing work and family life can be challenging. Benefits specialist Jessica Crilly provided resources about our family-friendly benefits at this month's LMI Women's Forum event which was followed by a children's clothing swap.

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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 our employees comprehensive medical insurance coverage through nationally recognized carriers. Coverage is effective as of the date of hire, and LMI pays a significant portion of the premiums for single or family coverage. We also offer dental and vision benefits.

We also offer a medical buyout that pays a substantial monthly stipend to employees who have medical coverage through a spouse’s employer or other eligible coverage. 

Flexible Spending Accounts

LMI’s Flexible Spending Account program allows participants to use pre-tax dollars to pay for many medical expenses not covered under health insurance plans, as well as dependent care expenses, according to IRS guidelines.


LMI's retirement program is among the best in the industry. Starting from their date of hire, employees can contribute a portion of their salary on a tax-deferred basis to a 403(b) or 401(k) plan (as applicable). LMI offers a generous contribution and/or match to eligible employees within their applicable plan. 

Annual Leave and Holidays

Full-time eligible employees accrue annual leave at generous rates starting on the first day of hire, with increases available thereafter, depending on the number of years of service. In addition, LMI employees observe the 10 holidays recognized by the federal government. Part-time eligible employees accrue annual and holiday leave on a prorated basis. 

Sick Leave

LMI has a sick leave policy that covers short-term illnesses of eligible employees who become medically incapacitated and are unable to perform their work duties. In addition, we provide employer-paid short-term disability insurance, and group term life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance.

Tuition Assistance and Professional Development

LMI emphasizes continuing education. Eligible employees can receive tuition assistance for accredited courses that contribute to LMI’s work objectives. In fact, LMI has seen many of our employees go on to receive master’s degrees and PhDs with the help of our tuition assistance program. In addition, LMI will pay for preparation courses for professional examinations, as well as examination fees for certifications in areas such as professional engineering, project management, Lean Six Sigma, information technology, human resources, and others.

LMI also offers an array of on-site and online customized courses to all employees to enhance knowledge and build skills that help us to serve clients better and facilitate professional growth. Some are taught by LMI staff members and some by outside instructors. An additional benefit that LMI provides to its employees is an online library of business courses, which they may access at their convenience.

Moreover, the Project Management Institute™ (PMI™) certified LMI as a Registered Education Provider. LMI supports the attainment and maintenance of PMI™ PMP certifications, by paying for preparation coursework and testing.  For employees with PMI™ PMP certification, that means LMI project management training classes count toward the professional development unit (PDU) credits required to maintain annual PMI™ certification.

LMI also supports employee participation in professional conferences and workshops. Employees are encouraged to present papers, contribute as panelists, and help organize professional meetings in their respective functional areas.

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

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    "Great Place to Work and Soar"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tysons, VA
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    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.

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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: LMI HQ Lobby
LMI photo of: Our LMI Alliance kicked off Pride Month by showing their support for the LGBTQ+ community and encouraging others within the company to join the cause.
LMI photo of: CEO Dave Zolet getting to know LMI's Regional Directors, Rich Eastham, Mike Flanagan, Deb Hagstrom, and Julie Walker.
LMI photo of: LMI Impact Talks
LMI photo of: USS Zumwalt commissioning committee member Rear Admiral A.B. Cruz III presents a hat and “Z pin” to LMI’s Nelson Ford, CEO, and Rear Admiral (retired) Sinclair Harris, Vice President of Defense.
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LMI Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
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    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at LMI (McLean, VA).


    Interviewed with 3 to 4 people on separate occasions. The process was long but casual.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were fairly standard. My interviews were conversational.   Answer Question
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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
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