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LGS Innovations Reviews

Updated August 3, 2018
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  • "Work and advancement heavily based on holding various security clearance" (in 8 reviews)

  • "This can sometimes impact work-life balance" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Group of People and a Great Co."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LGS Innovations full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management cares for their employees and fights for inexpensive health benefits, work-home balance and flex time when possible. This company utilizes ALL my skills and listens to my ideas. The work interesting and challenging, unlike large gov't contractors that provide "cookie cutter" jobs, utilizing a few repetitive skills and tasks.

    Cons

    Offering ADDITIONAL leadership training for folks that are interested in moving into a management role in their future


  2. "Happy Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in High Point, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in High Point, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LGS Innovations full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have worked for several Fortune 500 companies and LGS is by far the best Company I've worked for. Excellent benefits; open to new ideas and innovation from all employees; flexible work environment; smaller company and managers are empowered to make decisions;

    Cons

    Smaller company creates career growth challenges for employees who are in support roles

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing and doing what we're doing!

  3. "Love Working Here!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LGS Innovations full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great colleagues
    Great management
    Exciting new work coming up
    Excited for growth
    Pays for training and tuition
    Work hours are VERY flexible
    Benefits are AMAZING

    Cons

    None that I can see.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you!


  4. "Excellent Place to Work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LGS Innovations full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you are in the government contracting industry and want to work for a company that cares about the customer's mission and get great benefits doing it.... then this is the place for you!

    Company encourages hiring of summer interns

    Cons

    Some growing pains..... but at least the company is growing!

    Advice to Management

    Continue hosting more company activities such as the corporate open house and picnic.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Used to be good"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Westminster, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Westminster, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LGS Innovations full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The work is interesting, and there are opportunities to work on different skill sets.

    Where this company really shines are your co-workers. The engineers you will work with genuinely care about everyone else, and want everyone to succeed. If you need help, most engineers will completely stop what they're doing and give you their full attention. It is a positive group of people.

    Base salary is higher than at similar defense contractors.

    Cons

    No flextime - overtime hours can't be carried over to the next week or saved.

    40 hours of sick leave, that's it. You can carry it over though. Previously sick time was unlimited.

    Overtime in general is unpaid, unless specifically approved, whereupon you must work 45 or more hours to receive overtime compensation.

    401K has been stuck at 5% match for years, which is not competitive. They've been telling every new hire that they are working on raising this... for years.

    No working from home.

    No bonuses.

    Health plan, short term and long disability benefits were gutted this year (2018).

    There is an undercurrent of condescension and mild contempt towards millennials from some upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Not too long ago LGS was a leader among defense contractors when it came to benefits and workplace morale. That is quickly changing. LGS is no longer competitive, and has little to attract new talent over the competition. This will be a big hurdle for LGS as the skilled labor-force continues to be scarce.

    LGS Innovations Response

    Jul 10, 2018 – Sr. Manager, Recruiting and Talent Operations

    First of all, we would like to thank you for your 10 plus-year career with LGS and for the contributions we know that you have made to our company, our customers, and our country. We would like to... More


  6. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Westminster, CO
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Westminster, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LGS Innovations full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very talented engineers
    Management does their best to listen to engineers
    Engineer-centric culture

    Cons

    Government funded, so sometimes projects are started/paused unexpectedly

    Advice to Management

    More transparency into decisions made (labs closures, etc) would be really nice.


  7. "A great company with purpose"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LGS Innovations full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I came to work for LGS Innovations after meeting several good people, and am happy with my decision. Since starting I’ve continued to meet and work with good and dedicated people. This is a company with a true purpose, and I encourage others who are looking for a similar opportunity to look into LSG for their career.

    Cons

    Understand this is a government contractor, and one can expect to work in a structured and secure workplace. That said, a casual and friendly environment.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to reach out and communicate across all locations and groups to build a “one company” feeling.

  8. "Great people, great mission"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LGS Innovations full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It's great to work for a company where the employees - from senior leadership on down - are passionate about their jobs. The contracts we work on are really interesting, and the people here make coming to work fun.

    Cons

    Nothing really - my experience here has been good

    Advice to Management

    As the company grows, make sure to be more active in including all offices in the overall feeling of community LGS has always had


  9. Helpful (1)

    "MTS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LGS Innovations full-time

    Pros

    Able to enroll in advance college courses

    Cons

    The former parent company, LUCENT, staged a massive stock fraud during the internet bubble of 2001. They over built office buildings to appear to be growing. They hired many college grads then suddenly laid them off in 3 months. These grads had many job options and were duped by the Wall Street crooks.

    LGS Innovations Response

    Jul 5, 2018 – Marketing

    Our company was founded in 2007 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent after Alcatel and Lucent merged – the details of any Lucent business or stock dealings have never had any bearing on LGS... More


  10. "Employee review for LGS Innocations"

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    Current Employee - Onboarding Coordinator in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Onboarding Coordinator in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at LGS Innovations full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    LGS is a wonderful place to work. The company provides great benefits.

    Cons

    None to post at this time.

    LGS Innovations Response

    May 29, 2018 – Marketing

    Glad to hear you've had a positive experience with LGS - thanks for your hard work!


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