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SAIC Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
1,099 Reviews

3.4
1,099 Reviews
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SAIC Chief Executive Officer Anthony Moraco
Anthony Moraco
69 Ratings

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.  

    The Old SAIC

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager  in  Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Virginia Beach, VA

    Pros

    Freedom to pursue entrepreneurial opportunites

    Cons

    no clear swim lanes for business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't forget what got you to be a $10 billion dollar company

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    My time with SAIC was rewarding in that they allowed me to show what I could do.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Capture Manager  in  Stafford, VA
    Former Employee - Capture Manager in Stafford, VA

    Pros

    Fairness
    Look out for you
    Company offered training
    Great HR department
    Experienced leaders
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Lower end of the salary scale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make salaries competitive with other companies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Smart people, positive atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chantilly, VA

    Pros

    Pay is one of the best
    Very smart and helpful engineers and staff
    Management are friendly and easy to talk to

    Cons

    None. There's been a lot of clutter with splitting the company but that's about it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Colorado Springs, CO

    Pros

    Fair compensation and work hard to find you a new contract if you are losing coverage. The benefits were good and provided training opportunities.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good solid company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer Analyst  in  Bellevue, NE
    Former Employee - Engineer Analyst in Bellevue, NE

    Pros

    Solid company with very good benefits.

    Cons

    Mid level managers need to mentor and not be task oriented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be more Job and career mentoring from seniors to midlevel management for better growth and morale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for - super people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager

    Pros

    People are great and the biggest reason for working at SAIC. You walk in the door and everyone respects SAIC, but that is because the people are hard working and do great work.

    Cons

    Like with most companies in Northern Virginia the communte to and from work takes up much of your time. SAIC has offices all over the country but your job may not be that close to home and you may have to travel between numerous job locations / offices during a given day / week. But again, this is the same with many companies. The real con's I found with SAIC were, (1), they did not use a commercial CRM which is what I would have preferred, (2) they did not share all of their marketing information across the company, which I found quite unbelievable and self defeating, and (3), like many large companies, while not competing directly with another part of the company, the different divisions often did not work together to win programs (or worse).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the different divisions to work together -- stop the internal fighting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very positive. The people at all technical levels are very well qualified.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Huntsville, AL

    Pros

    Great people with excellent technical knowledge with room to grow.

    Cons

    Medical benefits. Contracts that don't last more than 2 years. Must be reassigned regularly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are doing a good job in informing about the company and contact with employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    SAIC was a company known for its creativity in finding solutions for its customers.

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    Former Employee - Vice President  in  McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Vice President in McLean, VA

    Pros

    The company was comprised of a cadre of highly skilled engineers and scientists whose interest and success in problem solving set them apart from their competitors.

    Cons

    Taking the company public slowly eroded the focus from serving customers to satisfying wall street.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the roots of success in the company and restore focus on customer solutions and not Wall Street analysts.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Very Organized Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter  in  Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Reston, VA

    Pros

    Good salaries, benefits, offices, resources, database systems, hiring process.

    Cons

    You can get lost in some business units and not get recognized for accomplishments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't cut morale functions, they are only a small piece in the budget, put pays big dividends on employee retention.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent for those with the proper skills, experience and clearance levels.

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Multiple contracts throughout USG, state and local governments.

    Cons

    Works just like its clients--a huge lumbering bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Who are you?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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