Leidos Employee Reviews about "upper management"
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- "Good benefits and lots of open positions if you're looking for a transition or move.." (in 351 reviews)
- "The people are great and knowledgeable" (in 268 reviews)
- "Leidos has good benefits and depending upon the contract good pay... but their timecards are a joke." (in 239 reviews)
- "Work/life balance can be really good." (in 160 reviews)
- "Salary is good" (in 90 reviews)
- "Poor management (in Australia)" (in 164 reviews)
- "Upper management do not care about you." (in 54 reviews)
- "No training budgets!" (in 49 reviews)
- "Lack of guidance can be difficult to adjust to Documentation work can be heavy No bonuses below management" (in 46 reviews)
- "The lines of communication up and down the ranks are poor." (in 25 reviews)
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- 2.0Feb 19, 2014Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Work-life balance, salaries, interesting work, intelligent co-workers
Upheaval in upper management and constant reorganizations2
- 4.0Nov 24, 2014Stock ControlCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearKuwait City
Great Pay Living situation isnt so bad compared to other over seas jobs Upper management cares about you and your family (for the most part) Good benefits for being a contract job
Being away from the family you only get 15 days of vacation, which is hard if you're married and have kids. You only get one day off Some days can be long
- 2.0Aug 15, 2023Software DeveloperFormer Employee, more than 1 yearBethesda, MD
Note that Leidos offices are quite federated. So experiences are heavily dependent on location. This review is for the Bethesda office doing physics-based work. Despite the cons, it's a good place to use as a stepping stone since you have exposure to a lot of different technologies. * The work is very interesting from a mathematical standpoint * The tech stack is modern, especially by DoD standards * Some teams are well-run with clear communication on deliveries to our DoD customer. Coworkers were generally very nice, interested in their work, and personable. * Upper management is nice and professional * It's refreshing to interact with the analysts at customer sites. They're professional, personable, and often come from different backgrounds. * The office is very accommodating and understanding of those who come from diverse backgrounds, in both the racial and social sense
* High turnover causes work to be shifted onto already stressed and overworked middle managers. If I recall correctly, in our office of around 30, ~5 people left within the span of a year. * Middle managers on certain teams can be toxic. I was, however, personally warned of these individuals by my coworkers when I joined * Code quality is below-average. One bug in a deliverable was a simple producer-consumer problem. * Career progression is unclear. Some teams didn't communicate their development plans and key deliverables, so one couldn't be proactive in choosing work to further the bottom-line. * The salary and benefits (insurance) are pretty terrible, and below market. I got a 20% pay bump by jumping ship. Other DoD contractors gave me similar salary estimates when interviewing.3
- 4.0Jan 5, 2016Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Great starting salaries and benefits. My coworkers are a great group of people and there is little internal drama.
Upper management doesn't always give you the tools you need to successfully complete your job on time and are not always around to help
- 2.0Apr 18, 2019Software EngineerFormer Employee
Large company so there may be good teams to be found. I can only speak for my experience and other teams I interacted with. Efforts have been made to be perceived as a "tech company who happens to do government contracts" though mostly insincere. It's definitely still very much a "government contractor who happens to do software." Low technical bar for hiring so it could be a good stepping stone for early career folks or "lifer" types who just want to do the minimum and grind away until retirement. Looks ok on the resume in the DC area. You will relate to every Dilbert cartoon you come across.
Low technical bar, zero focus on culture -- Mostly mediocre unmotivated coworkers. Culture of doing the bare minimum to 'meet requirements.' -- Mediocre results for clients. Most teams are best described as boring people doing boring work in a boring place. Strictly hierarchical decision making process where technology choices are made by non-technical upper management who don't understand the implications of their decisions. Poor software development practices. Upper management talks about 'agile' and 'devops' but these are not done in practice. Arbitrary deadlines. Management believes stressed out employees is the ultimate sign of productivity. Management is considered a quasi-retired position which serves as a reward for loyalty/tenure. Most middle managers therefore lack management/leadership skills and simply serve as yes-men for their bosses. 'but we've always done it that way' 'it's already been decided' are unofficial company mottos. Frustrating environment if you take pride in your work/craft due to above issues. You will relate to every Dilbert cartoon you come across. Poor tech resources. Tiny old monitors, mediocre computers, IT resources such as VPNs are slow and unreliable.6
- 3.0Jun 22, 2020Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Great company Decent benefits Work/Life balance was fine Some friendly teammates
Minimal and/or insufficient training No clear support structure (if the website can't answer your questions, you might be in a serious pinch) Discouraged from asking questions Role frequently unclear Some in upper management were borderline abusive (including berating employees and monitoring employees' break/bathroom/lunch times); others were quietly passive aggressive Would often be highly critical without spending much time on areas or strategies for improvement, and stingy with appreciation1
- 3.0Aug 19, 2017Research Associate IIICurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsFrederick, MD
Innovative science Extremely knowledgeable staff Overall decent working experience Collaborative atmosphere that can involve many different groups contributing fascinating research
Pay is lower than comparable positions Benefits are on the pricy side Work environment differs drastically from lab to lab Advancement can be an uphill battle Little oversight of group management and little seems to get done when problems are reported to upper management Hiring process is slow2
- 1.0Mar 25, 2015ClericalCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsFrederick, MD
Steady income with standard benefits. Co-workers still care about their job performance and the customers. Most low level supervisors care about their employees.
Benefits decrease each year with rising costs. Bonuses seem to go to the same higher income individuals each year. One raise in 5 years of less than 1%. Christmas 'bonus' for lower employees is a coupon for food & are only allowed to spend it on the type of food designated. Older employees are hoping to retire and new employees are disillusioned. Upper management seems to be in a bubble and are not aware of the problems of micro-managing. Performance reviews are not reflective of actual job performance, but instead are lowered to support underlying agendas - (support future lay offs, intentionally lower raises). Very low opportunity for advancement.4
- 4.0Jan 13, 2021AnalyticsCurrent Employee
Smart people, huge organization so you can be as ambitious or laid back as you please
Huge organization means the upper management feels very distant from the average employee.