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- "Benefits are great but becoming less so." (in 67 reviews)
- "Great people very little over time demanded of employees." (in 47 reviews)
- "Pay is good for non impactful work" (in 30 reviews)
- "Work/Life balance is great" (in 17 reviews)
- "Great staff and employees that genuinely care about what they are doing and each other." (in 12 reviews)
- "Amateur management" (in 17 reviews)
- "Senior leadership is dishonest, and skimming huge bonuses despite numerous, costly mistakes." (in 10 reviews)
- "senior leadership can lack creativity and vision" (in 10 reviews)
- "Things started going downhill gradually in 2009 when the current CEO took charge." (in 9 reviews)
- "The current CEO and Senior Management are attempting to follow a for profit structure, at a not" (in 7 reviews)
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- 4.0Jun 3, 2021Senior AnalystFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsTysons Corner, VA
LMI generally makes their people feel valued and demonstrates that they care about the 'whole person.' For FY19 and FY20, bonuses were very generous and employees reaped the reward of the company's success. Senior management have true open door policy and the organization is very flat. Sr. management are both talented and highly ethical people.
The company has had multiple changes in senior leadership in the past five years and transitioned from a non-profit to a for profit entity in 2020. The company used to have an amazing work-life balance compared to other federal consulting firms, but with these recent organizational changes the culture is shifting. Long hours and more time on proposals (in addition to client support) is getting emphasized. I worry that what used to make LMI special and distinct from competitors (for their employees) is going to slip away. Soon they may be just like everyone else, demanding lots of overtime and burning out their staff.4LMI Response3y
Thank you for your review and constructive feedback. We very much value our talented and collegial employees and enjoy sharing our success through the annual corporate incentive program bonuses. We have undergone quite a bit of change over the last few years and are now focused on improving our operations to best support our people and our offerings. If you have any additional feedback, please email Conversation@lmi.org.
- 5.0Jan 29, 2018Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
The people and culture is what makes LMI great. They are both connected to its non profit mission which provides the government with unbiased insights.
You don't come to LMI to make partner in 10 years. Expect to keep your same role for a long time. LMI is burdened by bueraracy which gets in the way of good people. Those who are best at the bueraracy excel.3
- 5.0May 15, 2021Junior Data ScientistCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearTysons Corner, VA
LMI has a great culture and supports the growth of its employees.
There are none at the moment.LMI Response3y
Thanks for your review. We're pleased to hear you enjoy our supportive and collegial culture. We are pleased to offer employees opportunities for professional growth through career mobility and training programs. If you have anything else to add or would like to offer suggestions for improvement, please email Conversation@lmi.org.
- 5.0Feb 28, 2012Anonymous EmployeeCurrent EmployeeMcLean, VA
Work/life balance is unlike any other company I've worked for. Not only are the benefits great but there are many opportunities to continue my education. My boss is incredibly supportive of any new ideas I have and I feel valued as an employee at LMI.
Access to other programs inside LMI.1
- 5.0Nov 10, 2013Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Great opportunities to serve the public sector while having the freedom to support multiple clients. Supportive management staff that encourages out of the box thinking (ask them about LMI weekend). The salary may be less than others, but you can't beat their benefits package.
Some of the business units are very guarded with their client base and this can hurt innovation across the company
- 2.0Jul 9, 2015Project LeaderCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsTysons Corner, VA
LMI has very bright amazing staff who are the best in their fields (especially within our Logistics practices). There is a strong focus on analytic support behind the recommendations and client support we provide. The firm historically has provided good benefits and a strong focus on its core consulting services (though this has changed over time).
There has been a shift in focus over the last 2-3 years away from core consulting services. The administrative/Overhead functions within LMI appear to be driving our transformation and have implemented systems and controls that are reducing efficiency. This is a company of analysts and many have done the math to see that admin positions are increasing faster than our consulting positions or growth rate. Additionally , the cost per admin position is increasing with the new management positions being created. This as well as a new building will put extra pressure on the direct staff to cover these costs.15
- 4.0Apr 5, 2023ConsultantFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsTysons Corner, VA
LMI has an exceptional habit of hiring good people who you want to work with and work well with you. The work is usually pretty easy, with occasional stress flareups, but without high levels of competitiveness.
There isn't really a direction to the company. Its a good place to get experience in your field or across many different technical fields, but a bad place to try to advance your career.LMI Response7mo
Thank you for taking time to provide this review. We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed your coworkers and the company culture while you were with LMI. If you have additional feedback, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 1.0Nov 4, 2014Research FellowCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsMcLean, VA
It was a great company once. Employees and officers used to be mission focused. There was only one goal: providing superior client service.
Things started going downhill gradually in 2009 when the current CEO took charge. He convinced us there was an immediate need for benefit cuts (elimination of $500 Flexible Spending Account contribution; switch to a cheaper medical insurance provider with staff experiencing severe decline in service quality; removal of holiday on Friday after Thanksgiving even when funding goals were met or exceeded; removal of backup daycare service with Bright Horizons Child Care; re-characterization of sick leave). Two more benefit changes that will be effective January 2015: 1. All employees except management will lose their private offices. This is not a big deal for employees at other companies. However for LMI staff this was a generous offering that made us feel appreciated. 2. In September 2014 a reduction of 5% in retirement contributions was announced. This brings LMI's contribution down from 12% to 7%. That is still quite good compared to industry norms. This needs to be viewed holistically: LMI's base salary was lower compared to our competitors'. However LMI more than made it up with all the generous benefits listed above. When those benefits are also reduced employee satisfaction becomes a problem. It is admirable that employees are still willing to strongly support LMI despite the recently announced benefit cutbacks. There is only one problem: sacrifice is only expected from the rank-and-file. Officer compensation has skyrocketed since the current CEO took charge in 2009. Where is the proof? As a not-for-profit, the IRS requires LMI to submit Form 990 that breaks out major expense categories. One of these categories is officer compensation. All this is public information. Glassdoor doesn't allow links to be provided in reviews. LMI's 990 forms can be viewed at Foundationcenter dot org as PDF documents. The following are the page numbers for each of the FYs: Page 26 for FY09; page 27 for FY10; page 27 for FY11. There was a shocking increase in FY10: officer bonuses went up by over 2,000% (that is not a typo). Compensation decreased slightly in FY11 for them. This is a terrible message from management to the employees. Nobody is advocating socialism but shared sacrifice would be much appreciated. Especially for a not-or-profit, officer compensation seems astronomical. As comparison, MITRE's CEO (admittedly an FFRDC) made over $1 million in FY11. However their funding level was over $1 billion. LMIs funding in FY11 was $207 million and the CEO made $636,000. So while staff have been lulled into believing their bonuses have increased by approximately 3-4% over the years, it has come at the price of heavy benefit cuts and steep increase in executive compensation. How is that for a fair trade?24
- 4.0Aug 28, 2018Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 3 years
LMI clearly has a sense of mission — to make our Government more efficient and effective and to provide pragmatic solutions to complex problems. LMI is a great place to work for Veterans and has training programs in place to help with transition.
When supporting a contract it can be difficult to stay connected with HQ and to broaden career.1