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Leidos Overview

Reston, VA
10000+ employees
Company - Public (LDOS)
Aerospace & Defense
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and ... Read more

Mission: To be the global leader in the integration and application of information, technology, and systems to solve critical customer problems. We will deliver innovative solutions and services through the collaboration of our diverse and talented employees. We will empower our ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Leidos was named to the 2017 LinkedIn Top Companies list, which represents the 50 most sought-after businesses by professionals. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQiwi

    LinkedIn Top Companies 2017: Where the world wants to work now

    From Amazon to Allergan and Salesforce to Starbucks, this year's LinkedIn Top Companies represent brands we know and love - as well as the firms that

  • Leidos was selected as preferred bidder to manage the UK's Defence Logistic Commodities and Services Transformation. Learn more about our partnership with the Ministry of Defence. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIfum

    Leidos Investor Relations - News Release

    RESTON, Va., Feb. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- (NYSE: LDOS), a national security, health and engineering solutions company, has been selected by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) as the preferred bidder to manage its defence logistic commodities and services.

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Leidos – Why Work For Us?


Solving Mission-Critical Problems to Help Secure America

Leidos helps the U.S military, Department of Defense, and federal law enforcement respond to some of the biggest threats to our national security.

Leidos’ national security efforts span every branch of the military and support the full spectrum of military operations – from peace keeping and humanitarian missions to major conflicts. We also help the U.S. Department of Defense, the FBI, and other agencies combat terrorism, cybercrime, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Whether helping the U.S. Army enhance night vision capabilities, the Air Force train far-flung units online, or the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command enable seamless, secure multimedia connectivity, our technical expertise lets U.S. forces work safer and smarter.

Leidos also develops products and applied technologies for anti-terrorism and Homeland Security efforts – inspection systems to scan cargo for contraband, portable X-ray systems to inspect suspect packages, even software to assess the human consequences of technological and natural disasters.


Technology + Science = Improved Care and Lower Costs

At Leidos, our formula to improve healthcare is simple – fuse some of the world’s most advanced technologies with the brightest minds in science, research, and consulting.

The result? Improved patient care, and healthcare organizations that operate more efficiently.



Leidos Engineering has a long history of providing high technology engineering solutions that help our clients overcome today's challenges while preparing them for those of tomorrow. Formerly part of SAIC, including the strategic acquisitions of The Benham Companies, R. W. Beck, and Patrick Energy Services, our engineering solutions make ‘What If’ possible for clients in markets that matter.


What you do, where you work, and who’s on your team are important. After all, you spend a lot of your time and energy at work.

Challenging and Important Work
Leidos employees are smart people focused on solving the world's most-daunting challenges. The work requires insight, ingenuity, and commitment to the field.

National Security
Apply your skills and talents to work that not only contributes to the safety of the United States, but to the safety of the world. In the past, we’ve helped:

  • Enhance night-vision technologies.
  • Train troops around the world over the Internet.
  • Support anti-terrorism efforts.
  • Combat cybercrime and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Solve some of the most significant challenges facing federal, state, and local health entities, as well as the commercial health industry. Join Leidos to:

  • Pioneer research to prevent cancer and HIV.
  • Build databases that redefine electronic health records.
  • Architect the secure exchange of biomedical data.
  • Develop training systems for first responders.

Help us solve important problems for commercial, government, energy, and utility customers, as well as lenders and developers. As part of our engineering team, you could have the opportunity to:

  • Design and build LEED™ certified, sustainable facilities.
  • Help customers comply with environmental laws and regulations.
  • Manage water resources and help ensure a clean, safe water supply for the future.
  • Discover and develop alternative energy sources and technologies.
  • Support homeland security, defense, law enforcement, transportation, power grid, water, public health, finance, and agriculture infrastructure.

Work-Life Balance
Balancing your work time and personal time is essential to your success. We make it easier for you to find the balance you need through a variety of programs, including:

Commuter Benefits
We’ve earned the "Best Workplace for Commuters™" designation from the U.S. EPA and the U.S. Department of Transportation. This designation recognizes companies that offer benefits like free or low-cost bus passes, strong telework resources, and vanpooling.

Telework Benefits
We value our employees, no matter where they’re located. From home or the office, you can stay connected with your team and clients with support for telework from your managers and our IT group.

Employee Networks
Leidos’ networking programs empower employees to share ideas and best practices, as well as mentor each other. Our Women's Network and Multicultural Network are each a forum for learning and understanding.

Grow with us. We offer resources for professional development and learning, complemented by flexible career paths and an inclusive environment.

Professional Development
Where do you want to be in 5 years? 10 years? 15 years? At Leidos, you can customize your professional development around your goals.

Individual Development Plan

When you join Leidos, we’ll encourage you to create an Individual Development Plan (IDP). Through the IDP tool, you set your career goals, plan learning experiences, and track your own progress. Your IDP is a living document, refined with the help of your manager, that you revise, update, and revisit throughout your Leidos career.

Career Path Programs
Take advantage of our:

  • Science and Engineering Career Path
  • Project and Program Management Career Path
  • Systems Engineering Career Path
  • Project Controls Career Path

We also offer career development resources for other professional categories, including:

  • Line and Program Management
  • Technical Fields
  • Business Development and Marketing
  • Intel and Defense Analysis
  • Functional and Administrative

On Mission and Vision

Our mission defines our purpose as a company — the essence of why Leidos exists. This new statement is an evolution of our previous mission, reflecting our new, integrated company. It is intentionally concise so that it is easier to remember.

Our vision details who we want to become in the future. The first sentence emphasizes that we want our reputation to be that of problem solvers. The second sentence speaks to the fact that we are first and foremost a people company. The last sentence highlights three important facets that guide how we operate as a company.

On Values

Our values are the characteristics we emulate — essentially our DNA — who we are as individuals and as a collective. The list of potential values was extensive, but in the end, we identified the five that capture what it is that we value most and what makes Leidos different.


  • Integrity is having the courage to make the tough calls, taking pride in our work, being transparent with our team, and being respectful of everyone.
  • Innovation is not limited to our engineers and scientists. We must all act as catalysts. Be tenacious and curious to help us excel, and be a part of a learning organization.
  • Agility is our ability to think and act small while using the size and strength of our balance sheet to our advantage. It is about being flexible, creative, and resilient.
  • Collaboration is being inclusive, team-oriented, and proactively engaging — building relationships and staying connected with each other.
  • Commitment to our customers and our team means we are accountable, take ownership, model servant leadership, and operate with a sense of urgency.

Leidos Reviews

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Leidos Chief Executive Officer Roger A. Krone
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    "Worthy of ANYONE'S consideration!!"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA
    Positive Outlook

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


    Salary, especially starting salaries
    Work Environment
    (Proved by VERY LOW turnover of staff as well as a general positive attitude by other companies' workers toward recruitment on bids where "capturing incumbent workers" (those already working on a project we are bidding) is required. We respect our employees, and at least in my area, make the best-faith effort possible to keep them, even when federal contracts are interrupted, (which is inevitable occasionally).


    People with marginal competence don't do well within our company. We are a company of top performers.

    Advice to Management

    (First, I have been the public health Division Manager for 4 of the last 5 years. The new director and I are largely in accord.) My advice is to candidates: If you are serious, and you approximate world class skills, at least for your career level, you have substantial opportunities in Leidos, including excellent compensation.

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Leidos Photos

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Leidos photo of: Leidos CEO Roger Krone attends a town hall meeting to answer questions and explain his vision for the future of the company.
Leidos photo of: Within 2 months, hundreds of Leidos employees volunteered over 1,000 hours at 24 Habitat For Humanity projects from coast-to-coast.
Leidos photo of: Leidos employees marched to help raise money and awareness for the homeless families assisted by Reston Cornerstones at the 3rd Annual Help the Homeless Walk
Leidos photo of: Leidos CEO Roger Krone visited with Leidos employees and their families following a D.C. United game for employee appreciation day at RFK Stadium.
Leidos photo of: Leidos employees supported Paralyzed Veterans of America at Heroes Day during the Washington Nationals baseball game.
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Leidos Interviews



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    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Leidos.


    They contacted me through email to set up an interview in July for an internship. Had a single phone interview and they contacted me 3-4 days later to tell me I got the job. Interview was all behavioral questions, very easy. Great company to work for.

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Leidos Awards & Accolades

  • Washington Technology Top 100, Washington Technology, 2017
  • Military Times Best for Vets, Military Times, 2017
  • LinkedIn Top Companies 2017, LinkedIn, 2017
  • Fortune 500, Fortune 500, 2017
  • Edison Award - Gold, Edison Awards, 2017
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