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Leidos Reviews

Updated 18 Feb 2020

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3.4
62%
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Leidos Chief Executive Officer Roger A. Krone
Roger A. Krone
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  1. "Great place to work. Good people, good conditions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Leidos full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good work/life balance Pay is ok People are great

    Cons

    Hard to advance Limited in reach (only really in the US, Australia, UK)

    Leidos2020-02-03
  2. "Leidos Australia – Where Toxicity and Dysfunction Overshadow Pretty Much Everything About Being A Great Place to Work"

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

    I worked at Leidos full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Being able to work remotely. Great if you like a ‘whimsical’ workplace, because decisions are made on a whim. Nice location so you can walk and look at millionaire’s waterfront flats and townhouses, or grab an over-priced salad or turmeric latte. The pay is good as they need to retain staff, but annual increases are actually falling below CPI, so makes it moot.

    Cons

    Based on a hierarchy with too many ‘people leaders’ making the meaning of management impotent. The ‘people leaders’ are a select group who get extra special meetings and platters of sandwiches and cheese in their People Leader Code training. The workers get to feast on the leftovers. For some reason, probably due to poor leadership, they thought that running a special program for the special people leaders would create a better culture. Boy were they wrong. Instead it has created an us and them culture. I am afraid that empathy and compassion are not learned subjects, but habits built from being a good human being. The People Leader Code is actually code for ‘Oops, we hired a narcissist again!’ Managers are supposed to serve the workers, to keep them safe from stress, overwork and helping achieve good outcomes, making sure the workers have the skillsets, tools and resources to complete the work required. Not at Leidos Australia where the top-heavy micro management and nepotism make the workforce weak, exhausted, anxious and fearful of being sacked on a whim. The executive leadership team, many of whom are incompetent due to the Peter Principle, are not able to trust staff, are unable to delegate decisively and work at a harried pace as nothing is ever planned. Promotions are not transparent, random and not worthy. People with many years of technical experience overlooked for favoritism. It is a reactive and fear driven style of management that I suppose makes people feel important as there is always a more demanding issue that needs attention, even though the last important demand was chucked in the waste bin, or not even looked at. Toxicity and dysfunction will ruin the place, including people’s lives.

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    Leidos2020-02-07
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Ruled by bullies. Even recruiters have heard abt the toxic culture here. Go elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canberra
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great pay, RDO. Work from home....however only when the going is good. The workers are fine. Most stuck there...waiting for first opportunity to leave the sinking ship.

    Cons

    OMG what a nightmare place. I managed to escape after 5 months. My manager was a narcissist...a brutal bully who made people redundant on a weekly basis. She micro-managed... forget about having a family life or a weekend. She simply didn’t give a damn...do it or risk losing your job. Staff In constant fear of losing their job...dismissed or made redundant at the whim of psycho managers. Taught me never to work at another company like Leidos. Poor leadership...leading through fear and bullying. A revolving door of staff leaving...unsuspecting staff constantly recruited. You hear about shocking places to work. Well folks Leidos is one of them. Don’t get trapped by the pay...you won’t have a life, family life or a weekend. Unrealistic deadlines the norm. Go elsewhere you will be respected and valued.

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    Leidos2020-02-09
  4. "Leidos software engineering"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are lovely, all friendly people with good sense of humour

    Cons

    Not particularly interesting project work (in my experience), slow pace, drab offices.

    Leidos2020-01-14
  5. Helpful (2)

    "great work, awful culture up high"

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

    I worked at Leidos full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Exciting projects and wonderful colleagues

    Cons

    Cutthroat, backstabbing culture at the top

    Leidos2019-11-01
  6. Helpful (4)

    "The Australian company is in trouble"

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    Current Employee - IT Security Analyst in Canberra
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great city location the building could do with a clean up tho. Seems as if the rumours have came true, a US Executive is moving to Australia to take control of the ELT.

    Cons

    Really high turnover of people in my area I never see my manager, I am not sure what he does but he is always traveling or in important meetings. Customers are unhappy

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    Leidos2019-10-12
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Executive and leadership failure"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canberra
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Leidos full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Above average pay Decent global capability

    Cons

    - Exec team of self promoting bullies. - Middle management team bunch of turkeys. - Many are just ex public servant light weights faking & bullying their way through by surrounding themselves with other simple minded frauds. - Australian CTO seems more like a vacuum salesman than a CTO. - Australian CEO is part of the problem, not the solution. - Only decent leader left and now everyone’s following. - Australian Capability is even weaker than the leaderships integrity.

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    Leidos2019-10-30
  8. Helpful (6)

    "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.

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    Leidos2019-09-19
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Worst in the Defence industry"

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    Current Employee - Operations in Canberra
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Free fruit - You are a short walk from Lake Burley Griffin where you can escape to get a coffee or grab a nearby rock and think about jumping in to escape the micro managing and bullying from the ELT. - Could be a good company.

    Cons

    Bullying and micro-managing culture from the ELT, every decision no matter how small must have ELT review. If ELT dont get what they want, they will either verbally abuse you or give you an dominating look of un-approval until you change, no matter how unethical the outcome is.

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    Leidos2019-10-12
  10. "Dangerous to your health and happiness"

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    Former Employee - Management 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leidos full-time

    Pros

    Pay is reasonable ...for a short while. Best living and working away from Canberra. The opportunity for the company to improve is enormous once blockers are realised and root causes are corrected. However, you may survive if you don’t exercise your initiative or assist management in correcting misguided leadership styles. Ok if you like the larger American multi-national style of leadership. Work colleagues work hard together to meet demands. Pockets of happiness where leadership has not touched. A great case study for managerial lessons learned... or not learned.

    Cons

    Leadership style is at a sociological 'far end', overly competitive, unhappy, closed style, spiteful. Immature in some operational and governance approach. Clicky. A growing collective of dissatisfied staff. Not open to improvement and change. Very difficult to trust management with open and honest views. The open door policy is 'I'll keep the door open but you cant come in or talk about anything I dont want to hear'.

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    Leidos2019-09-29

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