Let's keep in touch: Leidos launches an alumni network
At Leidos, we make our hiring decisions only after we've carefully considered, interviewed, and vetted each job candidate. Every hire we make is important to us because, after 50 years in business, we understand that it's our brilliant employees who make the most instrumental impacts toward our success.
Together our employees comprise a talented, thoughtful, and ethical workforce — and we're proud of choosing great people who've built a wonderful culture. That's why when employees leave our ranks, we aim to maintain our relationship with them.
Enter: Encore, our newly-launched alumni network.
What is Encore?
Encore is our freshly minted alumni network, designed to encourage continued engagement with former — and dare we say it, repeat — Leidos employees.
If you've left Leidos, we hope you'll join the network. Why?
We know your unique value and would be glad to see you rejoin our ranks, refer your friends or family members to us, or work together via client-vendor relationships. Leidos alumni are always welcome as part of our family, and we'd like to continue nurturing that relationship, something Lejla Heldic can attest to. After working at Leidos for seven years, Heldic accepted a position at another organization with the intention of specializing in her field.
“I stayed in touch with a few colleagues, though, because I missed the Leidos mission and being part of its great team. So, when a position opened up, I applied," she explains. “The process was wonderful. I was welcomed back with open arms, which meant a lot." Since her return to Leidos, Heldic has further developed her career.
“I've been able to change positions while pursuing a more process-driven role, which nicely lines up with my career goals," she says.
Why you should join Encore
We understand that you're excited to pursue new things and may not be ready to come back to Leidos right away, and that's OK. Encore's ultimate purpose is to deliver value to our former employees. While we'd ultimately welcome the opportunity to hire you back, we have plenty to offer you in the meantime.
Joining the Encore network will grant you access to:
- Alumni news and business updates
- Exclusive alumni networking events
- Continued learning and mentorship opportunities
- External referral incentives
- Alumni discounts
How to get involved with Encore
Joining our alumni network means you'll automatically receive all the benefits listed above, but there are numerous ways to get further involved as an Encore member.
Stay in touch with fellow alumni
Keep yourself updated by reading our alumni news. Learning something interesting about a former colleague is a great reason to reach out to them, which fosters your relationship and maintains your professional network. Go a step further by attending Encore networking events where you'll get the chance to reconnect with old colleagues and build new connections with fellow Leidos alumni — a great long-term move toward your career goals.
Just because you're no longer an employee doesn't mean you can't refer great people from your network. Our external referral program is a win for you and your contacts. Help us identify and hire IT, engineering, cybersecurity or health innovators by sending us their resume. If they get the job, you get $2,000.
Explore current open positions
As you gain more experience away from Leidos, keep an eye on our job openings. As an Encore member, you'll gain access to available career opportunities. Returning to Leidos could be your next big career step.
When Jeanette Puritano, who had formerly worked at Leidos for more than four years, heard of an open position that would challenge her to grow professionally, she didn't hesitate to apply.
“All my interactions with the hiring manager, recruiter and on-boarding specialist were great," she says. “I received lots of good information to help me navigate my first day. For me, working for an ethical company is important. I knew that it had been a critical part of the Leidos culture, and I've been pleased to find that this is still true. Now I'm hopeful that I can stay and contribute to the company’s growth for years to come."
We'd love to welcome you back
At Leidos, we value the opportunity to rehire alumni who have an intimate knowledge of our company and culture. In fact, our employees' diversity of experience bolsters success at Leidos, and this factors into why we encourage our alumni to return and leverage their skills here once again.
So, just because you've said goodbye doesn't mean you have to be a stranger. We hope to see you in Encore and, who knows, back at Leidos at some point in the future.