“"Our companies experience using Leidos was not very positive, and when we looked up their history online we were actually happily surprised our experience wasn't worse. We hired Leidos to do an updating of our EHR and were recommended by them through a sponsored company who had used them before.
The people on our site seemed to be nice people when they first started, but week over week it seemed like the employees at our job site kept on switching around. Very few of the people that started working on the project actually stayed around till the end. It felt like we had a revolving door of new people that would be coming into our office.
Although most of the people that we met were nice, there were a lot of people with very little experience and had no idea where we were in the implementation or what would have to be done next. We had to dedicate a couple extra people just to help them throughout the implementation because often they wouldn't have enough information to provide.
The upgrade took a a few months longer than they had originally planned for, and we went over budget by about 10%, but that's usually to expected with these types of projects. The frustrating part was dealing with new people on the job site time after time."”
“The interview process usually involves a screening call with a recruiter where she goes over your resume and just gauges general interest. You're then brought in for a in person interview where they ask some general technical questions and behavioral questions to get a sense of who you are as a person. Just stay positive and respectful, and don't be too aggressive.”
“Best way to grow within your career at Leidos is by staying super engaged with management. There have been lots of questionabl promotions in my time here because the manager seemed to like the person. There really isn't that much room to move up the ladder because Leidos moves pretty slowly, but if you value learning more there's lots of opportunities to move around the company departments.”
“Very much standard benefits package: 401k matching, 2 - 3 weeks paid time off, health insurance and dental insurance. They also offer some bonus areas like pet insurance, legal and financial discounts, etc. Best part about the package is a stock option plan because the company stock only seems to grow year over year.”
“"I've been working at Leidos for over 20 years so I've seen the company in a lot of different stages. In recent times the company environment is getting better, but it's recovering from a very bad time when there were massive layoffs and huge company structural changes. For many people it was difficult to adapt, and lots of our best people ended up leaving.
With so many leaders in the departments leaving, so many people felt lost and would fall through the cracks of responsibility. It was very difficult to fill some of the positions and we ended up promoting people not nearly as competent as the previous management staff.
With people being promoted up to incompetence, the people who were overlooked lost their motivation to work, and the general environment slowed to a halt. Luckily, out of pressure to completely shift the company, there has been a new focus on defense systems and communication has once again resumed to a point where we actually know a little bit of what's going on outside our depatments.
Leidos still has a dominating position in the industry and the stock price keeps rising year over year, so there's still lots of potential to move the company around to a more positive environment."”
Generally I like the people that I work with. People are pretty smart. Lots of my co-workers are interested in the same things I am like movies and books It's a pretty laid back atmosphere and we all generally get a long pretty well.
Favorite part of the job is probably the projects that we work on. We've had some huge projects for the NSA and for the Department of Defense where if you think about the impact of what your building has on the world it's pretty awe-inspiring.
It really depends on the projects that you're working on. Some of the projects have intense deadlines where you'll have to put in some overtime, but managers are usually super understanding if you aren't able to, and this doesn't really happen often. Usually it's a pretty relaxed environment and a lot of time is spent waiting for people to be able to cross through red-tape.
“"We've worked on so many projects that its impossible to tell you what kind of projets you'll be working on if you start at Leidos. The best way to know which project you'll be working on is looking through the career sections on the website, and researching the projects that the roles are working on right now.
I work as an project manager for IT system implementation and I've seen a whole bunch of different projects. I love my role because I work with so many different types of projects, although mine are usually dedicated towards the defense sector. Some of the projects I've seen have been:
- Worked on implementing a unmanned submarine trackers. U.S. shipping has been facing problems dealing with nearly silent diesel-electric submarines. We implemented an unmanned vessel that shadows them and chases these ships out of strategic areas.
- Developing a system that makes virtual Iraq and Afghanistan look more realistic for soldiers to train and to implement new strategies.
- Implement cybersecurity lining on cloud software for the Department of Defense.
It's pretty interesting work and if you're motivated by working on complex and hard problems, this can be a great job."”
Leidos is a technology defense company that provides services in engineering, systems integrartion, technical, and scientific services. There are four core divisions to Leidos: Health, Civil, Advaned Solutions, and Defense & Intelligence. Each division works on a wide variety of projects, from optimizing medical expenses to integrating advanced defense systems.
Founded in 1969 by Robert Beyster, Leidos is now headquartered in Reston, United States and run by CEO Roger Krone. A spun off company originating from Science Applications Incorporated, Leidos started as a $7 billion per year IT company. With over 33,000 employees and $10.2 billion in yearly revenues, Leidos has grown to be core contractor for the Department of Defense.
There are many opportunities to join Leidos because of its size and high turnover. The company is hiring in the areas of technology, operations, sales, support, technology, marketing, and finance. With over 4,400 Leidos jobs on Indeed, 7,300 jobs on glassdoor, and thousands more on their career page, Leidos is hiring for many types of positions.
Positive reviews from employees report enjoying the comfortable pay, the positive work/life balance, the good benefits, the remote work opportunities, and the interesting projects. Negative reviews from employees report being frustrated with the little room for growth, the feeling of being just a number, the unhappy atmosphere, the large turnover, the lack of vision by management, and the lack of communication.
Leidos has 5 core values that drive how the company interacts with its customers and its employees to build an innovative and hard working environment. These 5 core values are:
- Integrity. Leidos aims at being a respected company that takes the courage to take the right way in tough ethical decisions, so that the company can always take pride in their work.
- Innovation. Leidos is able to grow its business because of its complete environment that's curious and tenacious, dedicated to learning and solving what hasn't been solved before.
- Agility. Leidos recognizes that it's greatest opportunity is in moving quickly and dominating with its size. Leidos strives to build an environment that's flexible, creative, and resilient.
- Collaboration. Knowing that a company is nothing but the people behind it, Leidos recognizes that teams that are inclusive, and proactive, build relationships and work more effectively than individual people.
- Commitment. Without customers a company cannot operate. Leidos is committed to their customers and teams, and operate with a sense of urgency to help at any and all moments.
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Originally named Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Leidos started off as a U.S. government nuclear power and weapons study program. The company quickly grew in the early years due to its strong initial team, and quickly gained large projects on radiation therapy, cruise missle support, and cleanups.
Beyster originally designed SAIC as an employee-owned company, where all employees owned a share of the company and thus held responsibility in terms of the development of the company as a whole. Beyster retired in 2003, and quickly changed from a private company into a public company in 2006, offering 86 million shares of common stock.
SAIC raised $1.425 bilion at its IPO in 2006. Relocating its headquarters to Fairfax County, Virgina, SAIC started to run into regulatory prolems. In 2012, they were ordered to pay the City of New York $550 million for overbilling.
In 2012 SAIC split into 2 different companies. $4 billion of its yearly revenues from government services split and kept the name SAIC. $7 billion of its yearly revenues split into an IT company specializing in technology, changing its nae to Leidos.