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SAIC Reviews in Alexandria, VA

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3.5 17 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

SAIC Chief Executive Officer Anthony Moraco

Anthony Moraco

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83% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance good / Not Micro Managed unless your not meeting deadlines(in 47 reviews)

  • Like I said above the company does have a good reputation along with good benefits(in 59 reviews)


Cons
  • Very little loyalty from senior management to long-term, mid-level employees(in 33 reviews)

  • Upper management doesn't know (or is not saying) what they see for the future for SAIC(in 32 reviews)

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    SAIC is about average.

    Test Engineer (Current Employee) Alexandria, VA

    ProsStandard compensations.
    Good work environment.
    Work is very rewarding.

    ConsCompany will let you go when you're usefulness and/or contract are over.
    No real help finding other positions within company.
    Company not interested in holding on to experienced and good people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAppreciate your employees and be honest with them.
    When you have experienced people, do all you can to hold onto them.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Mixed bag ... depends on which group you work under

    Senior Database Analyst (Former Employee) Alexandria, VA

    ProsAt the time I worked for them (2004-2005)...the benefits were very good as well as the compensation. Best orientation and on-boarding I've ever seen.

    ConsMismanaged subcontract led to subcontractor growing her own company and ousting SAIC. SAIC let the subcontractor manage the SAIC contract.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on making employees who work client-site actually feel incorporated with SAIC.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great team

    Business Process Manager (Former Employee) Alexandria, VA

    Prosproject team, policies and processes

    ConsDifficult customer, PM was unrealistic

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Company has a good reputation, never really heard anything negative said about it.

    DCGS-A Mentor/Trainer (Current Employee) Alexandria, VA

    ProsLike I said above the company does have a good reputation along with good benefits. Since the company is a mid size company there are always lots of jobs that you can move within the company.

    ConsGood or poor management is all relative to the division that you are in. My job doesn't really have very many options for advancement or working outside of a combat zone, so once the contract is done then we will all be forced to look for work. The biggest complaint that I have is that I was burned on my tuition reimbursement. The company approved me for reimbursement since the claim to be fully supportive of getting a higher level education, knowing that I was going to be on a leave of absence. Later claiming that they could not give me the tuition reimbursement because I was on a LOA status. The policy is extremely vague.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a bad place but depends on your contract.

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Alexandria, VA

    ProsGood salary, very flexible hours.

    ConsWorking at the Towers is the best way to advance. Away from the Towers you aren't visible for advancement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdvance younger people more willing to work hard than older employees who advance just there because of their past military/government success.

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Alexandria, VA

    ProsMost managers are good people.

    ConsIf one does get a bad manager, the leadership is unwilling to do what's necessary to correct the situation .

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's important to be fair to the employees instead of just covering for the "managers" who may not be performing the tasks that are best for the team.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    SAIC is for you if you are looking to have a stable job where you gain satisfaction through your performance.

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Alexandria, VA

    ProsIts always been a stable company. During my tenor when the market was down SAI stock was up or stable. There is plenty of work and the company continues to grow. Senior management have a keen since as to what the future holds and how the company can continue to remain competitive.

    ConsSometimes there is more work than available resources so it is not uncommon to work extra unpaid hours. There is not alot of team building experiences.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove the onboarding process. Open the doors for members that hold a Secret clearance to seek Jobs with TS or greater. Open channels of communication between engineers in different divisions/groups etc. I guarantee there are duplicate efforts being performed throughout the company and lessons learned that could be shared.

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    Great company to work for if you liked military life.

    Senior Intelligence Analyst (Former Employee) Alexandria, VA

    ProsSAIC provides work on contracts that are difficult to find anywhere else. The work is always interesting, meaningful and rewarding. Some of the best people in their respective fields work for the company and it is always a pleasure to work with these types of highly skilled people.

    ConsSenior Management is often grossly out of touch with employee morale as well as how to effectively manage employees and their interrelationships. Employees often have to fend for themselves and form cliques in order to survive and advance. Thus advancement is often a function of popularity vs. job performance. Employees are often treated as functional cogs in a machine instead of people.

    Senior management is often hired out of the officer corp of the military and have little knowledge or understanding of the corporate world and of skills based jobs (vs. managerial jobs). Opportunities to move into the management ranks are most often limited to those employees who were prior officers even when other, more qualified candidates exist. This creates a "para-military" mindset in the company that is at best ignorant of the employees and at worst destructive and cancerous within the employee ranks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink a little outside the box of the training provided the military officer corps and try to run a business instead.

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