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SAIC Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
1,163 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.  

    SAIC used to be one of most progressive and outstanding org to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Earned Value/Scheduling Manager in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Earned Value/Scheduling Manager in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Employee stock share, metrix centered organization that slows you to freely contribute and feel part of the team. Each Business Units is separate and draws from a centralized pool of experts for Project Management.

    Cons

    they have lost their employee owner focus. while job satisfaction is still there, the employee has lost their value - it is all about the bottom line, stock price and stock dividends. Trying to emulate the big boys with a mid size company mentality.. doesn't work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn from the past! value your employee, take care of the employee and get rid of the "old boys" network and go back to the core values that made you a 12 billion $$ company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Formerly was a positive environment with lots of good and dedicated people

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    Current Employee - IT Staff
    Current Employee - IT Staff

    I have been working at SAIC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Corporate History and positive work environment

    Cons

    The SAIC/Leidos Split has been difficult and Leidos is not doing well at all. The Leidos staff is in the process of drastic cuts. It is a shame really. The New CEO as of this month has a BIG job to put Lipstick on this Pig to eventually (IMO) sell the firm.

    The benefits are being reduced and staff eliminated because the Company needs to be competitive and win new business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Who would listen? There is simply too much wrong to fix quickly without eliminating many jobs and outsourcing (formerly) internal systems, staff, processes, etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Enjoyed!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - ITS in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - ITS in San Diego, CA

    I worked at SAIC as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    A lot of great people to work with and learn from. When it was employee owned it couldn't have been better. You could really tell that even management cared about the employees and it showed when reviews/increases were done and just in general throughout the year. It was a great place to learn a lot of different things.

    Cons

    When it went public you could really tell that the culture of the company changed. Business is business though. The company looking out for new share holders forgot that the employees were also share holders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider hiring back employees that although were laid off were also offered to move to other locations but were unable to.

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  5.  

    Was better, recent changes have been negative.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    Will try to find you another position if your position loses coverage.

    Many locations across the world.

    Seems genuinely concerned that employees charge their time accurately.

    Cons

    Starting January 2013, the health care benefits are terrible.

    Split off from Leidos last year as well, less opportunities to move within the company.

    No more quarterly morale events since going to the new Service Line strategy for management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give us the 3rd option for the decent healthcare we had in 2012 and prior.

    The Service Line idea isn't working.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    SAIC was great. Leidos stands for "Lies Before Us"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst in Norfolk, VA

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

    Pros

    SAIC was a great, dynamic company where my co-owners kept each other energized. The benefits were great and the company shared our success with us.

    Cons

    Since SAIC went public, it has gone downhill quickly. Lack of focus, leadership, increasing levels of management and bureaucracy.....lip service...and I found my management would not honor their commitments or promises. I left when promises made to me were not kept and my management outright lied to me about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honor promises and commitments and hire scrupulous and honest people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great experience, learn a lot, they encourage training.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SAIC full-time

    Pros

    Encourage personal growth, believe in promoting from within the company

    Cons

    Work-life balance is encouraged and also give you an opportunity working from home. Which can be a big help for people that have small childeren.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They have been going thru a lay off and not really considering who is loyal to their company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A Good Place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at SAIC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly People, a lot of managers are are prior military the company does have a good reputation along with good benefits"

    Cons

    No loyalty from senior management as to long-term, mid-level employees. Also no guidance from senior management as to the work you are performing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper Management should provide guidance to staff members on upcoming opportunities for growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    There's better out there

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at SAIC full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Can't really think of any. They do, or did employ a lot of people so facilities are decent.

    Cons

    Unless you have a full scope polygraph clearance, SAIC (now Leidos) won't have much opportunity for software engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify your portfolio of work to include non-gov spaces.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    True Government contract.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    The company has many resources such as affinity groups for women in STEM, new hires, and diversity groups. The pay was ok, initially. The company is very large, so it is easy to move around to new positions.

    Cons

    The company is a true government contracting company, so contracts are won and lost all the time, meaning jobs can come and go. Also, the bonus structure is vague.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Overall, working at ASIC was a positive experience. However, my layoff for "cost cutting" reasons was handled very poorl

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The company does great things for the nation and the world. Overall, the employees of the company are hard working, dedicated to the customers' missions and are a very talented group of people.

    Cons

    The company seems to be in a constant state of upheaval, beyond normal changes that take place in any company. They shold try to stabilize to provide more of a sense of commitment to their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stabilize the company to some level where the work can still be performed without having to have a constant state of laying off people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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