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LGS Innovations Reviews

Updated October 12, 2018
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Pros
  • "Awesome company with really unique and interesting work" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Work/life balance - get the job done, don't just punch the clock mentality, plus new 401k vesting and two week time card" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "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

    Helpful (3)

    "Great Group of People and a Great Co."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    LGS Innovations Response

    Oct 15, 2018 – Marketing

    It’s great to hear that you’ve found engaging and rewarding work here at LGS! We recognize that our people are our greatest asset, and we strive to take good care of them through both our benefits... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Critical Missions + Great People = Major Impact"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Purpose - customers and missions we support have direct, immediate, impact on national security.
    Integrity - everyone is committed to doing the right thing for the customer, all the time (and sometimes that means telling them "no").
    Innovation - over 900 scientists and engineers who discover new info and create unheard of solutions to tough problems.
    Growth - only limited by your own initiative, skill, and ambition; advancement comes from effort.
    Work/life balance - get the job done, don't just punch the clock mentality, plus new 401k vesting and two week time card.

    Cons

    EVERYONE is really, REALLY smart... so you if you have a big ego, be prepared to learn humility (which, actually, isn't really a con).

    Advice to Management

    Continue implementing common sense program management and business processes to align groups across company.

    LGS Innovations Response

    Oct 15, 2018 – Marketing

    We’re proud of our smart, committed employees – thank you for being one of them! As we continue to grow, we also continue to look for ways to best take care of our people and the company as a whole... More

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company that Cares"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    LGS is the best company I've ever worked for. There are a lot of great people here and always a path for educational and career growth. I work in a great environment with everything I need to be successful. LGS recognizes personnel for a job well done through career advancements and Star Awards on a regular basis.

    Cons

    None that I have experienced or know of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great lines of communications!

    LGS Innovations Response

    Oct 15, 2018 – Marketing

    Thanks for taking the time to review your experience with us! We make a great effort to hire the best and the brightest, and put a high priority on retaining our talented employees through rewarding... More


  4. "Company Plays Favorites"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to State in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to State in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Location, work, free parking, reviews

    Cons

    Sr. Management can be our of touch and hateful. Employees who do an excellent job are fired or are treated terribly.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and recognize good talent when you have it.

    LGS Innovations Response

    Oct 15, 2018 – Marketing

    Although we realize that negative experiences happen in all companies, at LGS we take very definitive steps to make sure that management is effective and in touch with both employees and the... More


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Happy Employee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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!

    LGS Innovations Response

    Oct 15, 2018 – Marketing

    Thank you for your feedback. We are proud of the innovative and flexible culture here at LGS, and we are happy you appreciate it too. LGS Innovations has worked hard to offer our employees the best... More


  6. "Love Working Here!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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!

    LGS Innovations Response

    Oct 15, 2018 – Marketing

    We agree that the people who work here are pretty amazing! It’s great to hear that you are happy with the company culture and excited about the work you are doing with us. At LGS we are very invested... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Place to Work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.

    LGS Innovations Response

    Oct 15, 2018 – Marketing

    At LGS, we are passionate about the mission-driven work that we are doing - and we know that the next generation of scientists and engineers are just as passionate about working with a company that... More

  8. Helpful (8)

    "Used to be good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  9. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  10. "A great company with purpose"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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