Leidos Employee Reviews about "senior management"

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  • "Huge organization means the upper management feels very distant from the average employee(in 57 reviews)

  • "Processes are still clunky, senior management still have some toxic personalities(in 28 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Company / Job Review

      Jul 31, 2019 - Subcontract Administrator in Chantilly, VA
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      Pros

      - Great Leadership - Team comradeship, team members will go out of there way to provide guidance if needed - Great internal resources, Leidos provides a solid repository for employees to research and resolve questions. If you have an issue, conduct due dillegence, and present your findings before approaching leadership. It will go a long way! - Company perks, Leidos will offer many perks, outings, BBQs, Community events, so forth. Take advantage of these events! - Benefits, not necessarily the best in the federal contracting world but they are certainly competitive - Work Life Balance, If you show you are can manage your taskings - Leidos will allow you to work on FLEX time and WFH -New Work; since Leidos acquired a segment of LM; Leidos has won various awards to open up new opportunites

      Cons

      - Salary: Leidos is not as competitive as other federal contractors and negotiation in salary is hard to facilitate. -Promotion: Leidos is hard set on promoting individuals regardless of your accomplishments. It is an antiquated system that only looks at years in service. This may be case by case basis but it has led to a lot of turn over in my years within the organization Turnover: Similar to the above, Leidos has a lot of turnover as young adults/ early career professionals are in need of higher salary to afford the cost of living in there areas. Look at where major Leidos facilities are, most are in major cities & I strognly advise you research your options. Leidos has a hard time being competitive by offering appropriate salaries. They tend to rake in there profits on federal contracts and offset their employee base. If you were to make $75K in salary the contract you support may allow $90K but Leidos will keep the profit. In any case a lot of their employees are indirect so those profits get offset into indirect profit pools. Keep that in mind. - Age: To the young professionals out there, Leidos tends to higher a lot of young people however beware; Most leave because they find better opportunities with better pay. A lot of the workforce despite what you may hear are older professionals with lots of experience. There are pros and cons however be weary. Management: Leidos management is spectacular however, not many things can shift unless you are respected by your peers. Line level management has no issues, senior management should rid their antiquated ways of conducting top-level , bottom-down style of implementing strategy. Keep in mind that senior management don't do a lot of the workforce related tasks. They make it seem that what they are doing has huge impact on the workforce and growing the company but it does not. Leidos only grew exponentially because of the merge with LM. There was a lot of turnover during that period and management did not take to a successful LM business group and their ideas. In any case, Line Level management is great within Leidos. Trust your direct managers. They are your tool and WILL help you grow. They make the company.

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      9 people found this review helpful
    2. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Do what you are told, even if it's against policy or better judgment.

      Aug 14, 2019 - CAD Drafter 
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      Pros

      Nice environment and great co workers. Great location.

      Cons

      Being forced to put idle time on training to boost time sold when things are slow. Encouraged to use hard earned PTO when there is no work. Senior management puts a lot of pressure on management to look good and its felt to the very bottom. You spend more time trying to please the managers then doing quality work. If you overcharge on a project because there was a lot of work to be done they want you to justify it. So you waste time covering you butt. This is supposed to be a career to grow not feel like you are in a hamster wheel turning out drawings.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Weak and Unethical Management

      Sep 12, 2019 - Contacts Manager 
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      Pros

      - Large company with many opportunities to learn and grow - Interesting work.

      Cons

      - Petty senior management who are weak minded and surround themselves with sycophants. - Suffocating bureaucracy - No tolerance for discussion of alternate ideas or approaches - Management confuses activity with accomplishment and rewards are based on this approach. - Succession plans are routinely ignored. Rather than promote from within senior positions are filled with external hires. - Lack of respect and trust towards employees

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      3 people found this review helpful
    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      The worst healthcare benefits you will ever have

      Feb 5, 2015 - Chief Software Architect in Aurora, CO
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      Pros

      - Plenty of interesting work being done throughout the company. - Some very competent and hard-working technical personnel.

      Cons

      - Leidos' gutted its (already meager) healthcare benefits in 2013. Some of my prescriptions cost hundreds of dollars to refill a month. My pharmacists couldn't believe how much I was paying for some medications. The company's lack of communication throughout this transition was completely abhorrent. They refused to have any meetings to discuss the sweeping changes. - I watched half of our 150 person organization get laid off without receiving any severance package whatsoever. I survived the layoffs, but decided I did not want to work for a company that would treat its employees like this. Luckily I don't anymore. - Lack of any significant career advancement opportunities if you work at one of the facilities that aren't in VA or San Diego. - Leidos gave our team $35 gift cards for our 3 year anniversary with the company, which we were required to pay taxes on. Who was the person who decided against rounding up to $50? - Leidos' senior management were complicit in defrauding the city of New York $500 million in 2011. Where did they get the money to pay the city back? They withheld bonuses for front-line staff, of course.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    5. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Don't walk away.. RUN.

      Feb 15, 2016 - Staff Engineer in Ellicott City, MD
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      Pros

      The only reason to work at this company is if you have no other choice. The benefits are horrible and you get the sense that the only people that matter are the managers. If you are a member of the cool kids group you'll do fine... other wise move on...

      Cons

      Career management structure puts non-engineers over engineers and there is a lot of resentment there because engineers are treated differently. Junior Engineers over the careers of more senior engineers, it's simply an environment that breeds back stabbing and throwing people under the bus ..and the senior management is blind to what happens. There is absolutely no teamwork, just figure it out yourself and you'd best do it quickly or you'll be next under those bus tires. Kind of crazy considering the critical nature of some of the work they are doing.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    6. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Losing their edge

      Aug 22, 2016 -  
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      Pros

      Reasonable work life balance - immediate supervisors are good folks to work with pay is OK

      Cons

      Most positions are period of performance (POP) meaning if the contract is lost you lose your job; no bench and a very passive re-assignment search staff meaning you have to find your next job pretty much by yourself and almost every job now requires TS/SCI . with Poly which is not something you can get or Leidos will provide - they do not grow their employees into a next job or career path. Plus if you work on the customer site you are quickly forgotten by middle and senior management. They have another merger going on which will make things worse in the short term.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Could be so much better

      May 31, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
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      Pros

      Flexible working, great people, relaxed environment, decent benefits (though not as many employee discount perks when it was Lockheed Martin), pension match up to 7%, reasonable amount of annual leave.

      Cons

      They do not seem to value current employees. New starts will always earn more than individuals working for the business for 2 years or more, unless it's senior management of course. Once you have been hired, don't expect an increase in salary more than 2-3% a year. Though I suppose we should be grateful for the increases at all, but you will quickly fall behind market rates. Also lack of communication from Management Teams, and constantly changing processes, restructuring, internal conflicts, lack of resources. It can be very frustrating and alarming. We have no idea where the business is headed in the future or what the intentions are with Leidos UK.

      3 people found this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      New to the company, but I like it so far

      Jul 19, 2015 -  
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      Pros

      I have the opportunity to learn a lot in a fast paced environment. The technology I get to use is innovative and fresh. My team wants me to succeed, and they provide a lot of guidance.

      Cons

      I don't get to hear from senior management a lot, therefore I don't know what direction the company is looking to move into. This is a government consulting company, so it would be nice to collaborate with people on other projects.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company but hard to get a raise or promotion

      Oct 19, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in Fort Detrick, MD
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      Pros

      Great benefits and cutting edge research. This branch of Leidos works for NCI so access to NIH resources is great. Very flexible company.

      Cons

      Raises are low, can be hard to justify promotions, and senior management is top-heavy.

      3 people found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      High Quality People, Decent Infrastructure, in a Time of Uncertainty and Transition

      Sep 30, 2014 - Project Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I had a long career at SAIC-Leidos and overall, was appreciated, given challenges, and always felt my salary was good (in market range). They have a lot of top talent and solid processes, good diversity of work and client base. You can learn a lot from your colleagues here. Amazing people, lots of talent, "thought leaders" although that is a hackneyed phrase, they really have them here. For a self motivated, driven young professional this can be a good place to learn the skills that will last you a career.

      Cons

      The company is in a transition time now; Leidos is a new company spun off from the former SAIC. Splitting SAIC into two companies -- Leidos and SAIC -- extended transition years that began in 2006 when the former SAIC went public, initiating a huge culture shift. This was a hard transition for many long time SAIC'ers who were used to being client-focused and felt the focus shift to numbers and making upper management happy and worrying about reporting numbers to "the street." The split which came years later (splitting SAIC into Leidos and SAIC) left a lot of the juicier, more expensive vertical work with Leidos and the lower-cost plug and play IT work with SAIC. At the time I left, I was seeing people being let go who had given their lives to the firm, and some others leaving either because they were unhappy with changes, or were being squeezed down and out and saw writing on the wall. If you work here, never forget that at any publicly traded company, they care about numbers. Don't be lulled into thinking someone will have your back, because even if your boss adores you and would go to the mat for you and your clients are happy, senior management can always come in and move the pawns around to meet some new top down edict or cost cutting initiative. Use your time here to your own benefit, you will definitely have smart people to learn from, but there is still some tumult there and probably will be for a while yet.

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      5 people found this review helpful
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