Leidos Reviews

Updated 4 Aug 2020

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3.5
66%
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Leidos Chief Executive Officer Roger A. Krone
Roger A. Krone
538 Ratings
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  • "Upper management frequently tried to micromanage(in 54 reviews)

  • "there are no cons for this employer(in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to start"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Project Coordinator in Canberra
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good management, learning opportunities and culture.

    Cons

    Nothing to report at this point.

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  2. "Do not go. Save yourself the pain."

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice young people some new blood is being injected US Parent sometimes has good media

    Cons

    Management are a boys club with links back into the Defence Industry which appears solely what they rely on to access opportunities and more taxpayer money. Everything goes downhill from there. Dinosaurs everywhere - people who are remunerated well but have not upgraded skills from decades earlier. No culture of team If you have a different opinion from the party line, you will be ostracised and it will be a slow and painful death. Leads promoted above their level of competence with no regard for real world experience and no understanding of what is happening in the real world. I can honestly say that I have met some of the most unintelligent people in my working life in this company.

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  3. ".."

    4.0
    Current Employee - Security Analyst in Sydney

    I have been working at Leidos full-time

    Pros

    work life balance was good

    Cons

    not enough development and support

  4. "Great Place to work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Canberra
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay, work from home - great leadership and awesome teams. Fun company events, and the staff on my account are really social. Very supportive, and as long as you're doing the right thing you'll always be looked after.

    Cons

    I have not experienced anything negative at Leidos. It can be pretty full on but we get paid accordingly.

  5. "Great place to work. Good people, good conditions"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

  6. Helpful (6)

    "Leidos Australia – Where Toxicity and Dysfunction Overshadow Pretty Much Everything About Being A Great Place to Work"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    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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  7. Helpful (9)

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

    1.0
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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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  8. "Leidos software engineering"

    3.0
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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.

  9. Helpful (4)

    "great work, awful culture up high"

    3.0
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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

  10. Helpful (8)

    "The Australian company is in trouble"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    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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