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SAIC provides opportunity to work all aspects of an engineering job.

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Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Huntsville, AL
Current Employee - Program Manager in Huntsville, AL

I have been working at SAIC

Pros

Good technical reputation. Opportunity and resources to "redeploy" when work runs out. Diverse kinds of work. Respect for a diverse workforce.

Cons

Mostly defense work in the backlog, but defense work has uncertain prospects. One of the largest defene firms in the country but still learning how to act big.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management needs to remember the roots of SAIC - the technical work itself. While management has a primary responsibility to stockholders, it will come out well if the techies continue to be taken care of.

Recommends
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Other Reviews for SAIC

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    Interesting work and people, but not a lot of growth opportunities

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at SAIC

    Pros

    Very good benefits and ability to make decisions at lower management levels. Corporate culture encourages employees to work hard and be responsible. The culture also allows for a lot of independence in how work is done and what work schedule you adhere to. If you are getting the work done, no one questions where or when you work. Customer ratings drive the length of leash you have.

    Cons

    Company mainly provides engineering services with a marginal market share of hardware production (better profit margin). Promotion opportunities can be limiting depending on the organization you are in. Some organizations have a lot of longtime employees and upward movement can be slow if they are given preference due to seniority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find way to build hardware to increase profit margins.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Ol' Boy's Network

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    Former Employee - Wintel Server Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Wintel Server Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at SAIC

    Pros

    Pay and benefits were good. That's what makes it hard to leave.
    Provided necessary tools and equipment to hit the ground running.
    Provided training / classes

    Cons

    Lack of promotion opportunities unless you're a part of the GOBN (Good Ol' Boy's Network). Non-technical managers dictate technical process and procedure.
    No flexibility in work schedule or location unless you're a GOBN.
    Seems management heavy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have clear division between technical and non-technical personnel.
    Offer career advancement path during performance review.
    Offer greater life/career balance benefits where appropriate (remote work, flexible hours)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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