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SAIC Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
1,098 Reviews

3.4
1,098 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 47 reviews)

  • Like I said above the company does have a good reputation along with good benefits (in 60 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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  1.  

    Don't bench me, babe.....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Autonomous work environment, competitive salary.

    Cons

    When the runs out, it's all over and placement (coverage) can be scarce. Did you get that in writing?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee development is not a weakness, but rather a strength.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good company to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Geospatial Analyst  in  Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Geospatial Analyst in Melbourne, FL

    Pros

    Great people, flex schedule, good benefits and a great network of different individuals with different skill sets

    Cons

    Too large and I felt like a number instead of an employee. As a contractor job security is never guaranteed

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Cobol programmer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - COBOL Programmer  in  Warner Robins, GA
    Current Employee - COBOL Programmer in Warner Robins, GA

    Pros

    Good people working for company

    Cons

    In the middle of significant changes in company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Used to be a good company before it went public

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer

    Pros

    Interesting projects, competitive salary, good benefit (except STD). (But it was before the split. Don't know whether it changed.)

    Cons

    Not enough support for R&D, esp. for IR&D. Managers tend to put those who don't have enough coverage to IR&D rather than qualified people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep good, smart, experienced people, rather than "cheap" people.

  6.  

    Good Company, Bad Decisions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL

    Pros

    Company has good people, good integrity, decent salaries, and interesting work. I have been with the company for over 4 years and have enjoyed my time here. I have been afforded many opportunities to advance myself and my job skills.

    Cons

    One major problem I see is SAIC splitting into two companies. They have reorganized the management structure and employees are now 'managed' by someone who has never met you and knows nothing about you or your work. Benefits have been declining each year. Job security is going away. No one seems to know whats going on. Upper management doesn't know (or is not saying) what they see for the future for SAIC. Many employees are left wondering if they will continue to have a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job taking with your employees. Let them know what you see for the future (good or bad) so they can plan accordingly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A big government contractor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD

    Pros

    They have lots of contractor from the government

    Cons

    Depends on the contact, your job could range from stable to very unstable.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    16 years with SAIC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Government Support Services Contractor  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Government Support Services Contractor in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Generally able to get and keep government contracts.

    Cons

    I had little or no contact with the company since I was at a government site throughout my employment. No chance for advancement in the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    New SAIC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Lead
    Current Employee - Project Lead

    Pros

    Since the split in September management is still working on processes so I am optimistic.

    Cons

    Communication from senior management down to worker level has always been poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Coomunicate with your employees not just their management.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Absolutely NO JOB SECURITY

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chief Software Systems Engineer  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Chief Software Systems Engineer in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Great Benefits and good coworkers
    The contract writing machine is the best I have seen on the ability to focus on BIG GOVERNMENT WORK

    Cons

    Bench time is 4 weeks and you negotiate your salary for new assignments
    "Good Old Boy Network is alive and well"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build up an internal knowledge base of various technologies and help people fulfill their contracts

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fast paced and quick turn around

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Designer  in  La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Designer in La Jolla, CA

    Pros

    Amazing Team and very talented designers. The subject of the work was exciting and i always felt like i was contributing to improving our nation

    Cons

    Far to many levels of upper management that keep cutting the worker force and adding more levels of management and new processes. A new CEO every couple years means lots of changes and always wondering what tomorrow would bring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your team - they do the job day in and day out and understand the core processes for success more than a new upper manager that has just been handed a new fancy title.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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