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SAIC Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
1,161 Reviews
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SAIC Chief Executive Officer Anthony Moraco
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Review Highlights

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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Once-great innovator being dragged into the depths of corporate mediocrity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Drone in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Office Drone in San Diego, CA

    I worked at SAIC full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    At the mid and lower levels there are still a great number of very intelligent, very skilled people working on the vast array of technical opportunities SAIC presents. The benefit/compensation package used to be very good and is still above average. There is enough brain-power and potential within the ranks to be optimistic for the future.

    Cons

    Middle and Upper management is less than worthless. Since becoming public, executive culture has shifted away from providing quality solutions for customers to squeezing every available penny out of each contract and worker. Benefits get chipped away at with every passing year. Feels like corporate view of employees is that we're all faceless, replaceable drones. Reorgs were an annual occurrence done so that the new executive could mark his/her territory, not because of any specific benefit to the customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Declare a reorg moratorium. I worked at SAIC for eight years in only two different positions, yet I still had EIGHT different managers/directors, went through SIX divisions, FIVE business units, and THREE different (internal) companies. STOP. Just stop. Breathe. Remember the great company Dr. Beyster founded. Get back to your roots. When I started, SAIC was a special company. Now it's just another generic Wall Street corporation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Good job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Intern in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at SAIC as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Big company which allows for
    Lots of places to put you if your job closes
    Good pay for the job
    Fairly stable place to work

    Cons

    Not particularly challenging or exciting. Not too much else to say about it. Can sometimes be slow on decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Prepare for change

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Designer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Engineering Designer in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at SAIC full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They offer decent benefits and comprehensive leave with 9 holidays. Direct supervisors CAN be lenient with work schedule.

    Cons

    Benefits have fallen, management isn't consistent, ethics seem to be nothing but talk. Stock holders are #1 since company went public.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the employees again. We are the reason the company did so well. Survey employees before cutting benefits to see what we think is more important. Explain policy changes truthfully. Stay out of employees' home lives. Forcing time off isn't always beneficial.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Difficult Environment to Grow Career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contracts in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Contracts in San Diego, CA

    I worked at SAIC full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    SAIC has competitive salaries and benefits. Job opportunities are based on projects associated with SAIC's products and services in the commercial and federal markets.

    Cons

    The culture is competitive based on project orientation. The environment does not foster creativity, innovation or constructive debate. Career development is not a top priority and it is very difficult to move up or into other positions as advancement is politically motivated. Valuable training and mentorship is minimal.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Formidable company but limited promotion/growth opportunities

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Vice President in Frederick, MD

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

    Pros

    Global, good benefits, great people.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities, government contracting constraints

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Smart people, challenging structure

    Former Employee - Human Resources
    Former Employee - Human Resources

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

    Pros

    I really had great respect for everyone I worked with at SAIC -- smart, committed, focuses on the right stuff (in general). Great environment for functional support people who have new ideas and are willing to build businesses cases (and be tenacious about it). I had 2 major promotions during my time there in HR.

    Cons

    Slow to make decisions. Every GM thinks he/she gets final say even in corporate-driven programs, so is difficult to manage anything across the company.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Help Desk Lead in Sierra Vista, AZ
    Former Employee - Help Desk Lead in Sierra Vista, AZ

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, great coworkers. Customer Satisfaction is a key priority with the company. Gives new grads a place to work.

    Cons

    Bottom Bargain Contracts for the lowest bidder undercuts materials needed to get the mission done accurately.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Disappointing tenure

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Smart peers
    Strong federal presence
    Interesting product mix
    Cutting edge defense products

    Cons

    Not committed to Industrial space
    Feeling of isolation and disconnectedness
    Bureaucratic travel restrictions get tin the way of biz dev

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reach out to front lime employees, provide forum for feedback

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    I was a software project manager at SAIC. I worked there for 23 years.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at SAIC full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are some really talented people at SAIC. There is a depth of knowledge that you can tap when needed. Management is generally very good. Ethics are strongly reinforced.

    Cons

    Stock isn't going anywhere any more. When it was an employee-owned company, there were many employee perks, such as a fitness center, cafeteria, good offices and equipment, good health benefits. Most of these have been eliminated, or reduced to be just in line with industry. SAIC's new line management structure removes line managers so far from employees that they don't even know each other. How can line managers find work opportunities for employees when they don't even know the skills of those employees?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your line management structure, put the personal touch back into the work culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    An interesting place to work, diverse projects, people and envoironments.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAIC full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to work numerous tasks, with different people, learning along the way.

    Cons

    After the company went public, then split it has been a difffernt place to work. More on you to find work for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look deeper into the well of on board personnel instead of hiring your buddies.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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