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Leidos Reviews

Updated 25 Jun 2019

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3.4
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Leidos CEO Roger A. Krone
Roger A. Krone
430 Ratings
Pros
  • "If you are someone with a family this is a great company who understands a work/life balance as well(in 79 reviews)

  • "Rewarding work and good benefits(in 66 reviews)

Cons
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic company"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Canberra
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Leidos full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I formerly worked for Lockheed Martin IS&GS before Leidos bought them and returned to Leidos after the transition. LM were good to work for but Leidos is better. They ensure a good balance between work and home and allowed me to work from home and have flexible hours during a family crisis. Many of my colleagues have access to RDOs. They have very competitive remuneration and reward good work. They provide challenging...

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    Cons

    It is very difficult to get any internally funded training, even when it’s needed for the job. A lot of the work is in silos- it can sometimes look like a company just made up of a collection of individual projects.

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking after you staff well, but offer more opportunity to up-skill internally. Skillport is good but allowing some external training would be a big improvement.

    Leidos2019-06-16
  2. Helpful (1)

    "You will regret it!"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Leidos full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      You have the option of working from home and you are eligible for RDO's

      Cons

      The is the most toxic environment I have ever worked in to date. The Executive team push the blame on their more junior staff when they are the ones that should be held accountable for all the mess and systems that DO NOT WORK! In addition the turnover of staff within this company is beyond a joke they have mentioned they are working to keep current staff however I am yet to see any action across the business. There...

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      Advice to Management

      The clean out needs to be from the top down.

      Leidos2019-05-07
    • Helpful (1)

      "Very Flexible"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Leidos full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Work life balance is extremely accommodating, RDO, choice of working from home or at multiple offices, flexible on start and finish times being altered occasionally and generous on giving time for illness/family concerns. Remuneration packages are by negotiation and are usually well above the market average for every role. Many highly technical and knowledgeable staff and most managers are welcoming, friendly, accommodating...

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      Cons

      There is some degree of sexism remnant from the last expansion and sort of a boys club in the middle management layer.

      Advice to Management

      Spend more time on the career development of your employees so we can retain these bright sparks that move on to move up.

      Leidos2019-03-05
    • Helpful (19)

      "Don't do it!"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Leidos full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      A lazy unrewarding career where you will be unfireable by any metric. Don't worry, no one who deserves to be fired has, so you can cruise along knowing full well you have a job for life. Free fruit* *subject to availability Some people are nice

      Cons

      A horrible mess of poor management, unfulfilling roles, a bloated bureaucracy, and a sense that you are nothing but a cog in the military industrial complex. "But it can't be that bad can it?" I hear you ask. Yes. Yes it really is. Be prepared to face aggressive, petty, backward looking managers, who have not upgraded their skills in 20+ years and are proud of it. People with such poor interpersonal skills, they...

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      Advice to Management

      You know exactly what the problems are, and you choose to ignore them. You will be left with a company full of idlers and idiots, when all of the competent people have decided to leave. Good luck, you did this to yourselves.

      Leidos2019-03-21
    • Helpful (1)

      "Good people, conditions and pay"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Leidos full-time

      Pros

      Pay is great, people are great, conditions are great. Over all very happy.

      Cons

      Still in the process of going through a lot of change, all though this is probably more of a pro.

      Advice to Management

      Just keep looking after your people.

      Leidos2019-02-21
    • Helpful (2)

      "Future May Not Be So Bright - ELT and SLT Fail"

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      Current Employee - Vic in Melbourne
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I have been working at Leidos full-time

      Pros

      Flexible Hours Ground Staff Committed but failed by ELT and SLT

      Cons

      Leadership guided by EGO with business behaviours that are questionable with a propensity to manipulate the truth both from within and externally.Selection of staff in management falls short resulting in a disregard to policies impacting both reputation and the bottom line.

      Advice to Management

      Cull the ego centric, self focussed managers and work towards improving the Leidos brand name within Australia. Competitors look enticing and are winning more work away from Leidos. Rightly so.

      Leidos2019-03-14
    • Helpful (1)

      "Dichotomy of a company: okay for some, horrific for others"

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      Former Employee - Project and Support Manager in Canberra
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Leidos full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Work life balance can be okay if you have a good manager but they have little push to assist you. They used to pay a fairly good salary but have been cost-cutting recently - you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.

      Cons

      Nepotism and bullying in a lot of areas. No career prospects and not willing to give a chance to expand skills into other areas. Not willing to hire people with potential. Very much a 'boys club' culture. Too busy hiding the fact there are a few amazing resources propping up teams to being to try and fix the problems. Refuse to do anything about identified points of failure. If you're not a favourite of the right...

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      Advice to Management

      A shake up is needed. Honesty and integrity needs to be practiced. There are many managers who silo themselves, hide potential for improvements and deride staff while not providing a healthy atmosphere. The reality of what is occurring with your staff is not reaching up to your level and there are many unhappy people.

      Leidos2019-03-12
    • Helpful (2)

      "Graduate Experience"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Leidos full-time

        Pros

        - Supportive environment - Good work/life balance

        Cons

        - Lacks structure - Not enough development for a grad

        Leidos2019-02-11
      • Helpful (3)

        "Everybody is looking to leave."

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canberra
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Leidos full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        EEO and graduate recruitment & some training.

        Cons

        Micro-management - Bullying & Nepotism. Consistently 25% +annual staff turn over, 120% operational areas. NO real career prospects. Lots of imposed celebrations but Silo organisation stymie grassroots collaboration & over-all team building.

        Advice to Management

        Move from MECHANISTIC to ORGANIC organisation. Replace managers with staff turn over greater than 20%, change your Executive team 10% per year.

        Leidos2019-02-27
      • Helpful (6)

        "A lazy mess of corporate inventing fake work"

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        Former Employee - Software Engineer in Clayton
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I worked at Leidos full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Flexible workplace (10 - 4 core hours) Help veterans Comfort (good if you're about to retire and want a lazy wage)

        Cons

        Slow and boring - bureaucratic Lazy freeloaders all over but won't be fired because it's a safe job Ridiculous diversity pandering

        Advice to Management

        branch out of defence, sort out the merger stuff (its been 2 years already), tell hr to stop pushing their silly agenda and retain people.

        Leidos2018-11-29
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