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Site Program Manager - Review

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Former Employee - Site Program Manager in Herndon, VA
Former Employee - Site Program Manager in Herndon, VA

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

Pros

A very good company with lots of room for growth/upwards mobility, particularly so if you are willing to move. The pay was suitable for the position and commensurate with my experience. Caveat; sell yourself and your skills, as they are willing to pay for quality employees.

Cons

This Company is very large, which, by nature can and does occasionally give employees the impression that the company does not care about them. Obviously, this is not the case but it does leave some people with this feeling so if you are the type of person that needs/desires constant feedback then you may want to look at a company that is much smaller for a more personal feel.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make an extra effort to reach-out to employees that are not co-located with the main business effort in Virginia. This will pay huge dividends for you with respect to employee satisfaction and reduce personnel turnover.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook

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    Smart, effective management, great benefits and a team spirit that makes it hard to leave.

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    Current Employee - Research Associate I in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Research Associate I in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at SAIC-Frederick as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Once you're part of the company, they take care of their own. Your managers will work with you to help advance your career while providing excellent service to the client at the same time. Sick leave is separate from vacation, the work schedules are flexible, a team atmosphere is ever present, and advancement is almost automatic. Oh yeah, AND they helped pay for my master's degree. Also, when it comes to ethics, they really mean it. It's not the type of company that sacrifices integrity for the bottom line. There's no backstabbing and short-changing going on.

    Cons

    The benefits are so comfy that you might get complacent in your career path and spend years and years in the comfortable rather than challenging job. They're subject almost entirely to government contracts so if a contract is lost or the government cuts the budget, then you might be on the losing side of that bargain.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    No raises, no praises, and no plan

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    Current Employee - Clerk in Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Clerk in Frederick, MD

    I have been working at SAIC-Frederick full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    A decent holiday/vacation bundle. Other than that, SAIC doesn't offer anything in the way of actual benefits.

    Cons

    initiative is punished. If one goes out of their way to solve a problem, and it is not done 100% to the bosses' standards, then that employee is punished, and ridden for a while.
    The management seems to not understand what the employees do, and have no idea how to help empower them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn your employees names, and understand what their job entails.

    Also, stop lying about 'ethics' and other catch phrases, when clearly that is not what the company follows in any way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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