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SAIC Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
1,160 Reviews
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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  

    Good place to work for those willing to work hard.

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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 10 years)

    Pros

    SAIC, before it split into two companies, still held a lot of the challenge and reward that attracted many of the employees in its early days who enjoyed a near "start-up" culture.

    Cons

    Business transition underway made it challenging for many employees to focus on the success of the company as the corporate split approached.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reinforce the importance of collaborative teamwork.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome company!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SAIC

    Pros

    positive work environment, good training, and good salary

    Cons

    There were a lot of changes with the split that can make operations more difficult.

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good pay, Terrible project management for contracts

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CAD Drafter in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - CAD Drafter in Charleston, SC

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

    Pros

    Good company values, good pay, bonuses for hard workers, 2 weeks vacation a year, lots of overtime in the first year of the contract

    Cons

    No company 401k matching for non-manager contract employees, mandatory 12 hour days in the beginning of the contract, communication not good among different groups within a project, project standards not established in the beginning of project, my project went through 4 different project managers within the first 2 years of the project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get company standards and expectations established in the beginning of all new contracts.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    I enjoyed the seven years I was employed with SAIC. I was able to establish a solid workin relations with the senior man

    Former Employee - Deputy Human Resources Director in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Deputy Human Resources Director in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits
    Company culture was hard to beat when it was employee owned

    Cons

    Employee morale declined with launch of the IPO followed by the separation of company into two separate entities

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Benefits great, Pay sucks!

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

    I have been working at SAIC

    Pros

    My manager is very helpful, friendly and will go to bat for me. AND he lives in another state so I never seen him in person.

    Cons

    I was low-balled in salary. I make less than anyone on the IT team (I'm sure of it).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees what they are worth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Long term career, but not as great as it used to be

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

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

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits were great. Opportunities for growth were great. Not sure it is true anymore now the company went public and then split into 2 companies.

    Great technical people!

    I felt the leadership was strong, fair and ethical in the case of the DMS business Unit. There was good technical leadership at the head. Can't speak for the other BUs

    Cons

    You used to be able to trade in hours over 80 in a pay period for time off within the payperiod. This was exceptional. I heard this benefit was removed.
    Also, you work a LOT of hours to succeed, it is expected. Great for overachievers, not so much for family life and life-work balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you have removed the timebank yet, keep it, helps people keep life-work balance

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    GREAT experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Columbia, MD

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules. Work-life balance stressed as important. Great working team members. Benefits are reasonable.

    Cons

    I enjoyed working for SAIC - didn't have any concerns. Left seeking more money and didn't have a pleasant experience at new company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development
    Former Employee - Business Development

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to delve into a host of offerings and competencies. Proactive in supporting employee growth.

    Cons

    Somewhat "stuck" in NIH (not-invented-here) syndrome. Bit closed minded about change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was very open and interested in improving services, meeting goals, ensuring employee satisfaction overall.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I had a great time working at point loma on the base.

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

    I worked at SAIC as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    professional peolpe / co-workers. great environment

    Cons

    temporary assignment, break in assignment, contract lapsed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't let contracts lapse. keep on them for steady work and no interuptions or delays.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Mixed emotions about company

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

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

    Pros

    Science Application International Corporation - SAIC is a decent size company with many locations. There is a lot of opportunity to move positions within the company. Great management team in Huntsville

    Cons

    Company has been cutting benefits over the past several years. After had the spin-off this past year into two separate companies, Leidos and SAIC, the company seems to be more worried about profitability vs keeping employees happy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop cutting benefits offered to employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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