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  • For the most part a rewarding time spent here. Much interesting research.

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Frederick, MD

    I have been working at SAIC-Frederick full-time (more than 10 years)

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    Pros

    Local. No commuting required. Government contractor, so follows government regulations and get general government style benefits. Because it is local and basic science, the opportunity for flex scheduling is great, and was excellent while my children were young. If you open your eyes and take advantage, there is a lot to be learned.

    Cons

    No bonus structure per se. No real career advancement system. While the good old boy network is fading, not much is effectively taking its place in a managerial way, ie there is still too much lower level cronyism and not enough good use of labor. That is optimal use of labor and skills.

    Advice to Management

    Forget the forest for a day or two and take a good look at the trees.

SAIC-Frederick Interviews

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    Research Associate II Interview

    Accepted Offer
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at SAIC-Frederick (Frederick, MD).

    Interview

    This is odd - I worked in the facility for a different contractor and just walked to the lab of the person hiring and talked about the position open. So when the actual interview took place, the deal was done. I had worked in the other contract with the soon to be supervisor and had been to meeting with him. It was a very casual thing. However, at the time the HR staff that actually made the hiring happen were on leave and I had to wait 2 weeks to be hired since the HR director could not manage it.

    Interview Questions

    • Since this is a government contract to support the NCI and its labs, there were going to be government staff working side by side with contract staff. I was hired in to manage the laboratory and my future supervisor asked would I be OK managing the NCI employee needs, but not the employee. This was a very weird question, and I was not aware of the absolute separated relationship of the contractor and government. In my other position here with a different contractor, this type of thing never came up. It continues to be a difficult facet of work for the contractors   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. This is a government contract job with limited dollars.

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Website www.saic-frederick.com
Headquarters Frederick, MD
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2000
Type Contract
Industry Business Services
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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