SAIC Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
1,137 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 63 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management doesn't know (or is not saying) what they see for the future for SAIC (in 35 reviews)

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

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  1.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Overall OK to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Security in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - IT Security in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are great to work with. Training is a plus but you are not rewarded for your accomplishments

    Cons

    Salaries, years of experience and Job titles do not match salary bands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management lack in providing support.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Pretty typical government contractor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SAIC

    Pros

    SAIC used to feel like a solid, ethical company.
    Great benefits
    They will pay a fair amount for education

    Cons

    Seems like the culture has changed since they went public and when they split into two companies.
    No upward mobility. If you are a support contractor, that is pretty much where you will stay.
    The company used to stand for strong ethics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out what differentiates SAIC from all of the other government contractors and play to those strengths. Give employees something to believe in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It was great back in Beyster's day.

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

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

    Pros

    The name of the company makes it sound like you are doing something sciency.

    Cons

    Company culture has gone downhill fast since the stock went public. Management no longer promotes from within. High employee turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interact with your employees. Don't look so stiff in a suit.

    Negative Outlook
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    I was the best company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The employees were approachable and very helpful. The projects were never ending.

    Cons

    Getting information frm upper management to do the job properly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with all employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    SAIC for 17 years

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Progressive advancement possible; better culture when company was employee owned

    Cons

    impersonal for most employees now. If you're not a "business of one" and pretty self promoting, you'll fall behind.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Nothing special here. It used to be a good place many years ago.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mc Lean, VA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mc Lean, VA

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

    Pros

    The engineers that I worked with are good hard working individuals and I made several long term friends.

    Cons

    Political motivations make it difficult to move up unless you are willing to rub elbows with upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dump the deadbeat management that feel that their primary job is "checking a box" and replace them with individuals with some vision and actual managerial skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Large company that's in the midst of a transformation

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

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

    Pros

    Amazingly talented colleagues
    Like most consulting firms...important to build your internal network

    Cons

    In its current state, not the right company for you if you are not open to change
    Development of employees is slim to none right now
    Communication between management and staff is in consistent and sporadic

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

    Does not recognize hard work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    They are a large, stable company. Job security should not be a concern.

    Cons

    They do not value the worth of their employees. You can perform better each year and not receive the pay raise you deserve. They use any excuse as a cost saving reason, including the government shutdown in a division that only does commercial contracts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide timely raises, promotions, and competitive benefits or your employees will be hired by your competitors.

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

    Decent Entry Job

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

    I have been working at SAIC

    Pros

    Decent pay for the amount of work required.

    Cons

    Promotions take too long. Worried about budget.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just go with your gut instinct. Don't worry about the government regulations that are slowing progress. Sometimes getting the contract means lowering your morals. These are the qualities that bring in business. It may not be right but it is the culture that has been facilitated in this country top down. Bring back happy hour and pay for the cab rides home. And if necessary, hire some high dollar call girls for the COTRs to make things happen. Come on, this is America.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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