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SAIC Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
332 Reviews
3.0
332 Reviews
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SAIC Chief Executive Officer Anthony Moraco
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332 Ratings

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Pros
  • Work life balance good / Not Micro Managed unless your not meeting deadlines (in 50 reviews)

  • Good benefits and lots of opportunities to expand your skill set (in 66 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management doesn't know (or is not saying) what they see for the future for SAIC (in 36 reviews)

  • No loyalty from senior management as to long-term, mid-level employees (in 33 reviews)

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  1.  

    Not the company it used to be
    Where I worked was bought by SAIC in 2004 we were a small contractor

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SAIC

    Pros

    Great people never lacked for work at least when I was there can't speak to that now

    Cons

    Pay wasn't great you had to fight for everything you got my manager thought remote working was great but he didn't want anyone else to do it
    He didn't like me because I opened my mouth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful who you put in management positions just because they have been there for. While doesn't mean they are cut out for it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is...what it is.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAIC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary is pretty fair from both what I've seen and heard.

    Cons

    Quality of people, management, facilities.

    Know this: aside from the exciting videos of people doing high technology and smiling, SAIC is a services company who focuses on military contracts. There aren't people inventing things or working to solve humanities problems.

    Most all of us get stuck in a grimy building on a military installation and are turning wrenches on military vehicles. That's the true nature of this company; chasing down contracts and keeping the military industrial complex alive and well. If you're okay with that, come on in and close the door. If you want to do something that promotes a healthy future for the whole of humanity...keep movin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push for and invest in the health and welfare of the people who do the real wrench turning. Look at the success of companies who invest in their people. Quality facilities, tools to do their job, nurture an environment of happiness and commeraderie.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Program Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SAIC

    Pros

    Never out of work if you are willing to relocate.

    Cons

    Too many white hair managers stuck in the old way of doing business and not willing to change with the times and technology.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good pay, nice benefits, but career advancement all about who you know

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

    I worked at SAIC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is plenty of training and career development courses made available. From what I could tell, most employees are compensated well regardless of the performance you put in.

    Cons

    There was not a whole lot of cross-functional collaboration. Hard to get into a different field from project control, and there was not a lot of ways to take on rotational assignments. Very do-it-yourself environment. Extremely political. There are also way too many reorganizations to keep up with. I was in Project Control for 5 years. During that time, I had 5 different managers due to re-organization, or my manager was terminated due to down sizing of the reorganization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up your eyes a little bit more to the junior level and mid-level employees. These people work hard, and some believe they can step into a larger role to help support and grow the company. So don't forget to gather feedback from them and listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Not what it used to be

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at SAIC

    Pros

    Family kind environment at some levels

    Cons

    cut throath managers for now Leidos

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop looking at the numbers only and start thinking long term

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at SAIC full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours plus paid overtime

    Cons

    some groups have limited growth oppurtunities available

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need a better performane review system

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Marathon Service Desk Assc

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    Former Employee - Service Desk Assc in Oak Ridge, TN
    Former Employee - Service Desk Assc in Oak Ridge, TN

    I worked at SAIC full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Mon-Fri with little need to work past scheduled hours

    Cons

    low starting pay with little incentive to stay long term in terms of advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    My Time There

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Washington, DC

    I worked at SAIC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits for your 401K, medical and dental. Management is pretty much hands off if the work is being done. And they do at least host a annual holiday party. Good place to make some money

    Cons

    they are are all about the bottom line for their share holders. They do not believe in paying overtime. Training opportunities are rare like their pay increases

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend time getting to know your employees that work WITH you. It's a shame that some minorities all look alike and you have no clue who is who because you do not spend time getting to know them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    No micromanaging, but no advancement, either

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    Current Employee - Technical Writer/Editing Specialist in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Technical Writer/Editing Specialist in Silver Spring, MD

    I have been working at SAIC

    Pros

    * Freedom to telework, usually (although because it's "manager discretion," it varies wildly, even though our customers next to us have very liberal telework) -- Telework MAY be getting discontinued on our contract, unfortunately
    * All sorts of benefits on the federal customer's campus, such as a gym, daycare, amazing cafeterias, and others
    * SAIC University online training is free, so I guess that's nice
    * Personal time off accumulates decently enough, the longer you're there (after 5 years, I get about 5 1/2 hours every 2 weeks)
    * Lots of I.T. and H.R. support via a 1-800 number (easy to reach someone)
    * Anonymous complaint line for ethics or other violations
    * I've had more than one manager (due to retirements), and neither of them have micromanaged their employees at all

    Cons

    * Salaries on a federal contract are terrible
    * No room for advancement or promotion on our particular contract (because SAIC wants to stay competitive, I guess???? which makes no sense to me)
    * Tuition reimbursement has been eliminated
    * Health benefits have skyrocketed and are typical (higher co-pay for the more flexible plans, etc)
    * Telework can be eliminated at the manager's whim, and that's causing people to leave when combined with the low salaries and lack of advancement
    * Still no parental leave for childbirth (just disability) - although there are same-sex partner benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the times! Offer official telework to all employees, unless there is a genuinely compelling reason not to. It saves money and boosts morale. If customers (civil servants) have flexible telework, your SAIC employees could have it, too, without upsetting the customer. It's 2015. Train managers to see the benefit in telework. It's an affordable way to makeup for low salaries.
    AND... allow and encourage employees to move up the promotional ladder. Give us real training and encouragement in order to do that. Tell us how to make it happen and then help us do it; don't just give us lip service and empty promises. We will go elsewhere if we can't advance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good work ethics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SAIC

    Pros

    Very good working environment and understanding colleagues.

    Cons

    High pressure work load and not very good benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please higher some more staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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