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- "Good benefits and lots of open positions if you're looking for a transition or move.." (in 373 reviews)
- "The people are great and knowledgeable" (in 269 reviews)
- "Leidos has good benefits and depending upon the contract good pay... but their timecards are a joke." (in 227 reviews)
- "Work/life balance can be really good." (in 161 reviews)
- "Salary is good" (in 86 reviews)
- "Poor management (in Australia)" (in 161 reviews)
- "Upper management do not care about you." (in 55 reviews)
- "Lack of guidance can be difficult to adjust to Documentation work can be heavy No bonuses below management" (in 51 reviews)
- "No training budgets!" (in 47 reviews)
- "Time off could be better" (in 27 reviews)
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- 1.0Jun 16, 2023Sr Principal Software EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 10 years
Great work life balance but very contract dependent. Good diversity and inclusion.
Benefits are below average. No bonuses or severance. Very corporate. Lots of bureaucracy. Everything is the bare minimum to funnel profit to the top. Pay is below average and raises are almost always 2.5%. Avoid or don't stay long.
- 3.0Oct 27, 2019Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 10 years
For the most part, you'll work with smart, passionate people at Leidos. The projects are interesting, challenging, and diverse. There's general trust in the employees to balance work/life (depending on the manager). There are global opportunities to work on cutting edge technologies and solutions.
Like any large corporation, it all depends on where you work, who you're teamed with, and who your customer is, so it's hard to give generally applicable feedback, but one area is communication. There's a lack of meaningful communication from all levels of management. Both new and long-term employees have ridden many waves of change over the past several months and years. This leads to change fatigue which is only alleviated by clear communication on why the changes are occurring and what the future plan is for both the overall company and the individual employee. When employees are uneasy, and many opportunities can be found outside of Leidos, the company should adjust its approach in order to retain great talent.2
- 3.0Feb 4, 2018Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Work/life balance overall is good. Overtime is generally limited when it is actually needed to meet project objectives. Most offices I have been to have snacks for employees. I have enjoyed working with most people in my organization. Worthwhile projects to work on.
Benefits have eroded over the years, especially health benefits. PTO significantly cut for employees of over 10+ years. Corporate mandates lack input from those working in the trenches. Struggles to invest IRAD money to develop own intellectual property
- 4.0May 11, 2022Geospatial Analyst IICurrent Employee
Good benefits The people are great and knowledgeable Work/life balance can be really good.
-Senior leadership hires its friends and family to the detriment of the company and its goals. -Leidos has its set of corporate standards but they don't apply to all programs. -If you deploy for your position and you need to get prescriptions early to take with you, therefore insurance won't cover the cost, LEIDOS WON'T either.
- 3.0Feb 5, 2018Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsReston, VA
If you know your market worth and negotiate to it, the base pay is pretty good. There are many people who've been there a long time 15+ years, from the employee owned days. They can navigate corporate processes really well. Work/life balance can be really good. Easily the best in my career for keeping normal weeks to about 40 hours. The vacation isn't great, but it's also harder to get burned out if the contract caps you at 40. Lots of positions available in lots of areas. Great if you want to stay with a company but need a change.
Poor raises and declining benefits every year. Between 2017-2018, paid-time-off (combined sick and leave pot) for loyal employees (10+ years) was cut by 3 days. It now costs $1200 more to insure your spouse (if you spouse has insurance available elsewhere). In 2018, the 401k match is significantly reduced for those working irregular hours (overtime is no longer eligible, and true-up is gone) OCONUS. Every year something else changes to become "more competitive" (average) and these were it for 2018. In 2016 there was no holiday/employee appreciation for our group. Leadership turnover is bad for vision purposes. Fat separation packages/golden parachutes are bad for morale. In the last 5 years, these leaders are no longer in place: John Jumper (CEO), Stu Shea (COO), Sarah Allen (CHO), Gulu Gambhir (CTO), Michael Leiter (EVP), Lou Von Thaer, Mark Sopp (CFO), Vince Maffeo (General Counsel), Mary Craft (CAO), Marty Miner (CIO), etc.3
- 5.0Nov 3, 2023Lean LeaderCurrent Employee, more than 3 years
Great team and open to change
None really as the company goes to great lengths to maintain a great work life balance.