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Leidos Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Jan 13, 2021

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Leidos Chief Executive Officer Roger A. Krone
Roger A. Krone
871 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work Life Balance, Competitive Benefits Salary(in 125 reviews)

  • "Good benefits and nice facility(in 98 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "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. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Company

      Oct 12, 2015 - IT Hardware Specialist in Honolulu, HI
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      Pros

      Management was always professional and fair. They were always interested in knowing how the employees were doing. They also worked hard to give us the tools needed to do our jobs. They put together great teams and my work experience was a great one.

      Cons

      Interaction with our customer was sometimes difficult because no on site upper management.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Excellent pay, on hire

      Jul 9, 2020 - Junior Software Engineer in Arlington, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Your co-workers will be fantastic. Everyone is passionate about what they do, and they're always willing to answer a million questions. I bugged people daily for months - nobody ever questioned it. In fact, some of my more experienced co-workers asked just as many if not more questions than I do. The sharing of information is incredible. The pay is good, as well - they pay competitive rates with genuinely good benefits - they rival Federal Gov't benefits.

      Cons

      Upper management frequently tried to micromanage. The people acting as your managers (scrum masters, to be specific) don't have any idea what's actually happening. I am strongly against bloating managerial infrasturcture, and their idea of "agile" is slow as a turtle when it comes to change. You might as well call it "short term two-week waterfall" - it's bad. When the scrum masters don't call for 10 hours of meetings per week, work is done - and it's great. The problem: that only happens once a month, at most. Twice a year evaluations. Raises are given out like clockwork. Flat percentage, doesn't matter if you performed 120% for 6 months or if you performed at 75% for 6 months. If your boss thinks you don't deserved to get fired, you get a raise. The problem is that your raise is the same % as everyone else around you. It's not truly performance based. This also means there's no promotions. The only way to get promoted is to apply for another job within the company using the internal system to refer yourself.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to work if you work in a good group

      Jan 13, 2021 - Analytics 
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      Pros

      Smart people, huge organization so you can be as ambitious or laid back as you please

      Cons

      Huge organization means the upper management feels very distant from the average employee.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work.

      Jan 12, 2021 - LNO in Reston, VA
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      Pros

      Pays well and great benefits.

      Cons

      Lack of communication from upper management.

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Fine if you're just looking for somewhere to coast

      Sep 12, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Great work/life balance Teammates "in the trenches" are good eggs

      Cons

      Total lack of awareness by senior leadership Doesn't care about employees, unless they're direct charging programs Bullying prevalent in middle management Lack of upper management support in work Benefits and compensation lacking No clear growth opportunities

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      2 people found this review helpful
    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Minimal Training

      Jun 22, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Great company Decent benefits Work/Life balance was fine Some friendly teammates

      Cons

      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 appreciation

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good company with good people

      May 29, 2020 - Product Manager in Morgantown, WV
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      Pros

      The opportunities provided for growth are excellent.

      Cons

      Upper management can sometimes be disconnected.

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Ok at best

      Apr 18, 2019 - Software Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      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.

      Cons

      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.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Pros

      -Benefits (401k, dental, PTO) -Work Life balance/Work pace -Highly intelligent coworkers -Good network of senior level folks to reach out to

      Cons

      -Too much politics -Raises are kept at a minimum -Difficult to really advance unless you go out of your way to get a title change/promotion -Easily can be stagnant and stuck at a position for years -No clear career path management -Too many levels of abstraction from upper management to lower level folks

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

      23.5 years then shown the door.

      Jan 30, 2020 - Systems Administrator in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Enjoyed the chane to learn and travel.

      Cons

      Male dominated environment. Standing up for one's self will get you fired. Upper management does not have your back even when they say you do.

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      6 people found this review helpful
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