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Leidos Reviews

Updated 21 Sep 2019

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3.4
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Leidos CEO Roger A. Krone
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460 Ratings
Pros
  • "If you are someone with a family this is a great company who understands a work/life balance as well(in 82 reviews)

  • "Rewarding work and good benefits(in 69 reviews)

Cons
  • "Most tenured upper-management has less than two years of experience with the company(in 46 reviews)

  • "Little work life balance compared to peer companies(in 22 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "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 work and the opportunity to perform without excessive management.

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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)

    "Don't so it!"

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

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

    Pros

    Won't be short of work

    Cons

    ELT are terrible, not sure what school of management they went to but they lead by fear. If you want a life outside of work don't come here, Directors will call you after hours and then get angry if you don't answer. School sports is not an excuse not to be reply to emails. It is a company struggling to stay alive that can't retain people. Exec are bullies.

    Advice to Management

    Why bother, they don't listen. Australian Exec will never remove under performing peers.

    Leidos2019-09-19
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Gaslighter management - stay away"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Canberra
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of work - which our boss will take credit for

    Cons

    Abuse and more abuse, nepotism, lack of REAL career opportunity Mentoring - TALK is CHEAP. PM TURNOVER higher than 30%

    Advice to Management

    crap managers, test and LISTEN to staff complaints, sack the managers with worst turnover.

    Leidos2019-09-06
  4. "Reasonably good"

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Canberra
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Middle managers supportive. Generally good working environment.

    Cons

    HR seems a bit powerless.

    Leidos2019-07-01
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good People, Management Avoid Conflicts"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Leidos full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - Work-life balance and flexible work arrangements. - Nice co-workers and managers. - Good level of professional development, i.e. courses and certs.

    Cons

    - Favourism is obvious and turn a blind eye to conflicts. - Dead end jobs, you'll be in the same role for years on end.

    Advice to Management

    Conflicts should be tackled early on and not let it drag on to deal irreparable damage. Provide opportunities for career advancement - training alone isn't enough.

    Leidos2019-07-07
  6. 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 is absolutely no support from management they will hang you out to dry if it means saving themselves. HR are a joke in this company you are just a number there is no respect. There are no options for development or progress unless you are in the click.

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    Advice to Management

    The clean out needs to be from the top down.

    Leidos2019-05-07
  7. 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 and helpful. All up this is the best company that I have ever worked for.

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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
  8. 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 will gossip and sneer about coworkers to your face, and try and make you join their cult of hating the outside world. To the management and leaders at Leidos, there is no job that is better than where they are, and if you express dissatisfaction, you will be shunned and made out to be a troublemaker. There is a culture of mistrust toward new technology, and this manifests as leaders wandering around loudly proclaiming how [insert expletive] something is, because back when they started 20 years ago that thing didn't exist. If it was invented in the last 10 years, no one will trust it, and you will have to fight tooth and nail to be heard. There is no culture to be found from similar to other tech fortune 500 companies. You get fruit twice a week, and a morning tea that is 'not chargeable time'. That's right, you can go to a morning tea with your coworkers, but you are effectively being told that you will have to work an extra half an hour that day to make up for lost time working. This is the kind of mentality you will deal with if you work here. Smart competent coworkers are slowly fed dogma that they are "keeping Australia safe" and will slowly grow to think that the outside world is scary, and that the warm cushion of groupthink and job stability is all that you need in life. It's a shame that so much talent is being wasted at this company, and those people are slowly being turned into a new wave of incompetent middle management. There is no training. You will not be trained in anything you do. Management are not trained in people skills. Team leads are not trained in team management methodologies. Developers have no training in the tools they use. The company wants dividends, and they will lose them if they choose to upskill their workforce. Internal systems are beyond broken. You will face email clients you can't log into. You will have to submit timesheets on a Thursday to match American times, for no other reason than Leidos Australia is too stupid to figure out how to setup up their payroll correctly. Expect incorrect payslips, especially if you are leaving and they are calculating your final payout. Timesheet software is the worst perhaps ever invented. Corporate networks are slow and buggy, and overall the condition of IT systems is abysmal. Remuneration is appalling. You will be underpaid. You will have performance reviews which have ZERO bearing on your pay increases. You will be told that you are greedy for wanting what the market rate is paying your peers. You will be lied to and told that there are no bonus schemes, when in fact, there are secret bonuses for a select few employees who meet some arbitrary criteria. The work you will do will be dull and repetitive, working on huge bloated government contracts designed to suck as much money out of taxpayers as possible, with no regard to producing a quality outcome. Be prepared to work on projects that have such long timespans, that the work is out of date by the time the product is delivered, and the maintenance contract is awarded to, surprise surprise Leidos! In summary, you will be shooting yourself in the foot working at this company. After the merger, everything went down hill, and a lot of good people left. This was the first step down a bad road. The second wave of leavers is now upon the company, and from where I am sitting, the outlook is looking bleaker and bleaker as time goes on. You owe it to yourself to not work here.

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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
  9. 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
  10. 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
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